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HP On Cloud Nine

HP, like Microsoft, is apparently "all in the cloud." The company recently announced a slew of cloud services -- everything from private, to off-premise, to a mix of both. HP is also getting into the hosting, apparently for the first time.

The new HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute (ECS) is aimed at hardcore apps that will run in HP data centers in specially portioned private clouds. Company officials warn that developers and non-mission-critical apps need not apply.

HP expects most of these apps to be programs that are already virtualized.

The other tool is CloudSystem, an appliance that should be all you need to build a cloud for your own data center, such as networking, storage and servers.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/08/2011 at 12:47 PM


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