IDG News Service – Following a similar move by IBM, Hewlett-Packard is unifying its cloud portfolio under a single architecture and brand name, called HP Helion.
The company has pledged to invest $1 billion in open cloud products and services over the next two years, along with community-driven, open-source cloud technologies.
“Just as the community spread the adoption of Linux in the enterprise, we believe OpenStack will do the same for the cloud,” said Hewlett-Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman, in a webcast announcing Helion Tuesday.
Customers have been asking for open-source-based cloud technologies, Whitman said. Harnessing the collective effort around open-source projects such as OpenStack, “the result is something that is more flexible, secure and affordable than any one company could do alone,” she said.