(10-April-2012) Hewlett-Packard Co. announced the upcoming beta release of its public cloud, Cloud Services, as well as a series of tools and services geared towards hybrid cloud infrastructures on Tuesday.
Part of HP’s new Converged Cloud, which the company describes as “a comprehensive strategy and portfolio that’s all based on a single architecture,” the Cloud Services public beta will be open to the world on May 10, says Frances Guida, manager of cloud solutions and infrastructure at HP. She says Cloud Services will provide users, software developers and ISVs with a series of “business-oriented features.”
For example, HP will extend the ability of its clients to “burst” workload between Cloud Services and third-party environments, saving money on unused capacity. “We’re really creating this ecosystem where you can move environments very flexibly,” Guida says.