HP's business-oriented cloud takes aim at AWS

Summary:The company is planning to launch a business-focused cloud offering third-party apps and services, as it looks to take on Amazon Web Services

HP is plotting a business-oriented cloud that is set to challenge Amazon Web Services's cloud market share.

Zorawar Singh, senior vice president and general manager of HP's cloud services department, told The New York Times's Bits blog on Friday that HP is "not just building a cloud for infrastructure". Rather, HP wants to include more business-focused features on a platform filled with third-party apps and services. HP also plans to entice at least developers over to the platform with support and tools for the most common software languages, such as Ruby and Java.

Customers will also be treated to an online store with software available for buying or renting for use in the HP public cloud. Billing and authentication details are still being worked out.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see HP planning more 'business-oriented' cloud services on ZDNet.com. 

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Topics: Cloud


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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