Oops, what's HP building on the Cloud?

By Wendy Sanacore
Oops, an executive from Hewlett-Packard spilled more beans today on the cloud computing plans that HP has in the works.
HP VP of cloud services Scott McClellan recently posted details to what exactly HP is building on his LinkedIn account.
As quoted in the San Fransisco Chronicle, here is what HP is stated to be building…

  • “Object storage” service “built from scratch.” This sounds like simple data storage, which has been part of Amazon Web Services since its inception and was an early part of Windows Azure as well.
  • HP “compute,” “networking” and “block storage” services. This sounds superficially similar to the services offered by AWS, but McClellan boasted that it will be different from what’s out there now. He called it “a declarative/model-based approach where users provide a specification and the system automates deployment and management.”
  • Shared services for nuts-and-bolts functions like user authentication and authorization, billing and metering, and analytics.
  • A developer experience that will include Java and Ruby, as well as “other open-source languages.”

Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing service, .NET development platform, and C# programming language were not mentioned. You can see the full article here as well.
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