It seems every month HP makes a huge announcement about how important the cloud is and how they are going to have soup-to-nuts answers to every cloud question. So it's no real surprise that the theme of HP's most recent analyst meeting was, you guessed it, the cloud.
In his first public showing as new CEO of HP, Leo Apotheker waxed on about how HP will be both the cloud platform and the way we'll all connect (Cisco may have something to say about this!).
Like many CEOs, Apotheker gave the 10,000-foot view (presumably above the clouds). His world is a hybrid place where IT handles many things on-premise, and others, such as storage and on-demand capacity, float in the cloud.
As much as it seems I'm poking fun, HP has a broad array of products and services. A few years ago I profiled its virtualization strategy and after taking days to absorb it all, realized it was pretty rich and deep (which is why it took so long to understand). Since so much of the cloud is based on virtualization (not to mention servers), HP is in a good position, indeed.
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Posted by Doug Barney on 03/16/2011 at 1:18 PM
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