HP Joins The Cloud, OpenStack Gains Strength

HP Joins The Cloud, OpenStack Gains Strength

Everyone is jumping on the cloud computing wagon now, and smartly so. Lucky us. Choice is always a great things for consumers. So who else is in the market who we should probably take notice of?

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard has always been a big fish in it’s industry. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman has taken over from former CEO Mark Hurd and is moving Hewlett-Packard closer to the cloud. Hewlett-Packard has not been having a good time of it lately. Whitman has let 27,000 people go and their shares are down by 25 per cent this year.

Jayson Noland, an analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co.in San Francisco said of Whitman: “She’s taking the company toward higher margin, more strategic categories. If she does what she says she’s going to do, services is going to be a smaller, more profitable business. She’s talking about cloud, analytic and security – and not competing with the Wipros and Tatas of the world.”

Hewlett-Packard has been slow off the mark when it comes to cloud computing. Let’s hope Whitman, who had been the CEO since last September, can pull it together. Whitman is also turning WebOS into an open-source project

Although Hewlett-Packard sells good hardware (I have one of their printers, which has lasted for about five years. That’s rare) their future success may depend on the success of their cloud computing service. Cloud computing just keeps growing and any technology business as big as Hewlett-Packard really needs to get a slice of that cake. I will keep you updated on Hewlett-Packard’s progress in cloud computing.

Openstack has passed it’s two year anniversary. Well done guys. Openstack is an Open Source software which is used for building cloud infrastructure. Other companies that let you create a cloud include CloudStack, VMWare’s vCloud Director and Eucalyptus.

OpenStack have had 166 organisations supporting it, including NASA, Intel, AMD, Rackspace, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Dell, AT & T, IBM, Canonical, Red Hat, Citrix and Rightscale. Phew. That is impressive. Rackspace and NASA were the first to support OpenStack.

OpenStack have a new release called “Essex” and it’s new release will come out in late September. Openstack has had a lot of support and is gaining momentum at a fast pace. They have not gained on Amazon EC2 yet and EC2 is still dominating the market. It is not all good news though. NASA has dropped funding. Others who have dropped out are Citrix who have their own cloud now called CloudStack.

By Catherine Balavage

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