July 28, 2011

HP Gives OpenStack Significant Backing in the Cloud Wars

Just yesterday, in our post "OpenStack's Partnerships Give it a Leg Up in the Cloud Race," we noted that OpenStack has so many heavy-hitting partnerships at this point that it is emerging as a strong open contender to other cloud computing platforms. Now, HP's vice president of cloud services Emil Sayegh has announced the company's "intent to join and support" OpenStack in a blog post. The move is significant because it immediately follows Dell's announcement that it will offer hardware bundled with OpenStack. That means the two largest PC manufacturers are betting on an open source-based cloud platform provider.

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