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Very few people I know buy a car without taking a test drive (my mother is an exception here).

Service and communications provider Logicalis clearly wants your business, and wants you to head to either Irvine, Calif. or Farmington Hill, Mich. to land it. That's where you'll find two so-called "Cloud Centers of Excellence."

The idea is that IT can see for itself that cloud infrastructure is not much different from in-house infrastructure: They both have networks, servers and storage (hopefully with fully vetted restore). Besides hoping to make the customer confident in the service provider, the centers are also meant to show that cloud functionality can be built on top of existing IT systems.

Both centers are based on the HP CloudSystem Matrix, a software/hardware suite to build and manage clouds. You can learn more here.

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


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