HP Declares Ambitious Plans in Cloud Computing Space

HP Declares Ambitious Plans in Cloud Computing Space

For a long time, relatively speaking, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been content to sell servers that service providers use to create cloud computing products and services. Now, HP has realized the immense potential of cloud computing and is planning a more active role in this field. In this way, it will follow in the footsteps of IBM, and to a lesser extent Oracle, who have footholds in both the hardware and software sectors of cloud computing.

On Monday, 15 March 2011, new HP CEO Leo Apotheker outlined his vision for the company’s future, and cloud computing featured prominently in it. Speaking at an event in San Francisco, Apotheker mentioned the planned launch of cloud computing services over the next two years.

Everything that we do in the future will be delivered as a service,” he said. “It’s the first time HP is trying to put all of the elements of what it’s doing together.

Speaking on HP’s aim of creating an environment conducive to cloud computing, he added, “We will grow an open marketplace that integrates with our services, a consumer app store, and an enterprise and applications services catalog. We only vet the applications for security and interoperability to facilitate an environment that is trusted.”

Apotheker is trying to forge a path ahead for HP after the ignominious exit of his predecessor Mike Hurd in August over allegations of misusing his expense account privileges. Analysts opine that unlike Hurd who concentrated on cost-cutting, Apotheker is focusing on revenue growth. And, with cloud computing set to be a multi-billion dollar market in the near future, HP’s latest announcement, although a little late in the day, is just what the company needs.  See: How BIG Is The Cloud Computing Market?

Apotheker’s preference for investing in the future, in contrast to Hurd’s actions of slashing R&D budgets, was amply demonstrated during a Q&A session where he remarked, “R&D is not just measured in dollars.” During the same session, he outlined ambitious plans in the cloud computing space. “Any developer can deliver his or her innovation to either the consumer, the enterprise or the small and midsize business. HP has the ambition of being in all layers of the cloud,” he said.

With another big player entering the arena, the game will definitely become more exciting.

By Sourya Biswas

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Sourya Biswas is a former risk analyst who has worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a freelance journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, he has decided to pursue further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has completed his MBA. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. He is also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and has been a prolific writer to CloudTweaks over the years... http://www.cloudtweaks.com/author/sourya/

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