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HP Seeds Private Clouds

HP seems to have something for everyone. Want a netbook? They've got whole bunch. Servers? The company has 'em from low-end to mainframe-class. They can fully equip your home or datacenter. And if you don't want racks of HP Itanium servers tied to HP SANs, the company can set up a cloud instead.

This week, HP announced cloud services for small and medium-size businesses, as well as for large telecom providers. It also now allows customers to use HP cloud tools but have those clouds reside with a third party such as Amazon.

Pure external clouds are interesting, but they involve an element of trust since your data is no longer really your data. That's why private, on-premise clouds are so exciting. You gain the efficiencies of utility computing, but still have total control of your data.

That's where HP Operations Orchestration comes in. This software lets IT stitch together, manage and automate datacenter resources such as virtual servers so they act as a cloud. Once your cloud is developed, you can run the hard darn thing, or parcel out chunks to service providers.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/18/2009 at 1:17 PM


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