HP Commits to the Cloud

Posted 29 October 2012 by David Spratt

Cloud Computing WordcloudWe are delighted to hear that tech giant HP has just confirmed its commitment to cloud computing.  It will come as a relief to many of HP’s customers around the globe that the company has finally moved to address their lack of a viable cloud computing offering.

Their Converged Cloud – a ‘technology framework incorporating public and private clouds plus managed hosting’ – is HP’s open-source answer to the market-leading Amazon Web Services cloud.  HP has hinted at some major announcements ahead – at December’s HP Discover Event in Germany – and industry whispers are that these will include details of their refined cloud services offer.

Over the past few years, a noticeable lack of communication around their offering in this key area is reflected in HP’s increasingly poor financial and share price performance – the company having recently hit its lowest stock price in a decade.

One question of interest to many Kiwi companies that has yet to be addressed by any major multinational is – when will this type of service be hosted in New Zealand?

The Kiwi market would rapidly uptake cloud services hosted in this country.  Until such a time, the high cost and poor performance of international data links will continue to deter many businesses from taking advantage of cloud computing’s obvious business benefits.





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