HP Is Going All In with Hardware/Software OpenStack Strategy


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Earlier this week, Hewlett-Packard announced the HP Helion brand, and pledged to commit $1 billion over the next two years on products and services surrounding OpenStack, under Helion’s branded umbrella. In addition to offering its free distribution of OpenStack, HP is putting all its other cloud offerings, including tools for workload management and software development, under the Helion brand.

As analysts digest the news, it is becoming clear that HP is very serious about committing a solid chunk of its company strategy to OpenStack. Its plans include evolving its own editions of the platform, delivering a Cloud Foundry-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and HP even intends to protect customers from Open-Stack-related patent infringement claims.


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