An essential guide to HP in the cloud

An essential guide to HP in the cloud

Hewlett-Packard has had its share of shakeups during its tenure as a cloud vendor. Often dismissed as strictly a hardware company, HP has had to work to prove itself to enterprises and cloud market competitors. After undergoing major transformations, releasing new products and forming industry partnerships, HP is making moves to cement its place in cloud computing.

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Tips, Articles and Advice

HP CloudSystem: What exactly is it?
Can HP really compete in the cloud market? Find out if it has the chops in this breakdown of the company’s private cloud product.

HP launches cloud computing consulting services
HP 'workshops' will guide companies in how to use the cloud -- and encourage more HP service adoption, of course.

Tread carefully, warned HP cloud security guru to enterprises
Archie Reed, HP's chief technologist for cloud security, said enterprises are justifiably wary of moving numerous operations to the cloud.

HP cloud a red flag for enterprise customers
By choosing the open source OpenStack software to run its cloud, HP made a sneaky move to push more services that run on its software and hardware.

Six principles of HP Cloud Services
Lining up cloud platforms from major vendors can cause vertigo. What’s the difference among private cloud products? Take a look at HP Cloud Services.

Cloud Design Service unveiled despite customer caution
HP says it can help IT shops plan for the cloud, even if it's not on their roadmap just yet.

Partnerships and Deals

Should HP buy
What can HP do to gain instant credibility in the cloud application market? Well, the server giant could shell out billions for

Microsoft, HP link arms in 250 million cloud kumbaya
HP and Microsoft trotted out the big guns to trumpet a data center partnership, but analysts say the move is mostly feel-good and not feature-heavy.

NetSuite-HP deal brings partners closer to cloud computing
The NetSuite-HP deal could drive traditional VARs into cloud-based computing and bring NetSuite into the SMB market.

HP, Intel, Yahoo join forces to support cloud computing research
HP, Intel and Yahoo will collaborate with universities to advance research and development of cloud computing technologies and platforms.

The Daily Cloud: Cisco dumps HP as a hardware partner
Lines are being drawn in the data center world as Cisco breaks ties with HP to focus on its partnership with EMC and VMware.

HP buys Stratavia for hybrid clouds
HP spent an undisclosed amount purchasing Stratavia, which it hopes will simplify hybrid physical, virtual and cloud environments for its enterprise customers.

Other News and Blog Posts

HP leaps into cloud computing with lackluster lineup
HP prepared a lineup of products aimed at cloud computing, but IT managers can’t stifle their yawns. Who needs an HP cloud, anyway?

HP turns to cloud computing, but can it execute?
The latest updates to HP's cloud options show the tech giant has read the memo on cloud computing but still has to deliver.

IaaS cloud in a box from HP drives French telecom provider
SFR will offer Infrastructure as a Service to French companies through a cloud services platform built in tandem with HP.

Cloud service from HP targets food safety traceability
Together with barcode maker GS1 Canada, HP announced a data information service for the food supply chain that promises to trim costly and dangerous recalls down to size.

HP scoops Google on print cloud
The HP ePrint Center and Google Cloud Print will both allow for remote printing from the cloud.

Enterprise Services at HP prepare for cloud computing shift
Hewlett-Packard will invest $1 billion into a full restructuring of its Enterprise Services business with a focus on cloud computing.

RAM- and CPU-packed blade from HP aim for cloud computing, HPC
HP has introduced a new blade server with more CPU and RAM than its other blade server models for more intensive workloads and the cloud computing space.


How will HP get to the cloud
HP wants to dominate cloud, but right now it has zero footprint in the market. Who might HP acquire to catch up?