HP has steadily been making a lot of noise about its commitment to cloud computing overall, and the OpenStack platform in particular. And, back in May, HP chief Meg Whitman announced the cloud-focused Helion brand, and pledged to commit $1 billion over the next two years on products and services surrounding OpenStack.
Now, Hewlett-Packard has hit the ground running with a Helion hybrid cloud initiative focused on the launch of its first fully supported commercial release of HP Helion OpenStack with Cloud Foundry. There is also an enterprise-grade OpenStack-based private cloud storage component. Amazon should be watching all of this very closely.
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