HP has hired John Purrier, one of the original project leads for OpenStack from Rackspace, to run its HP Cloud Services unit. [Ed note: Is he nuts!?]
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Purrier is due to give a keynote at the OpenStack conference this week where he will announce what HP is going to be contributing to OpenStack.
The beleaguered company been working on HP Cloud Service using OpenStack since July but has yet to put any code commits in to the project. Either HP is forking the project (a common problem with open source initiatives), or OpenStack gets a serious partner…
Purrier will oversee the cloud infrastructure engineering, technical operations, and customer satisfaction teams for the HP Cloud Services organization.