HP's cloud coming into focus via LinkedIn profile?

Summary:A few details have surfaced about Hewlett-Packard's cloud plans courtesy of an exec's LinkedIn update.

A few details have surfaced about Hewlett-Packard's cloud plans courtesy of a LinkedIn update.

The Register snared a screenshot from the LinkedIn profile of Scott McClellan, the chief technologist at HP.

In a nutshell, McClellan, who has removed the content, said:

  • HP has an object storage service built from scratch.
  • A compute, networking and block storage service where users provide a spec and the system automatically deploys and manages.
  • Common shared services for federation, identity management, auditing, analytics and other goodies.
  • A future HP cloud that has APIs for Java, Ruby and other open source languages.

For good measure, the Register tossed in that HP will detail more about its cloud strategy at VMware's VMworld conference. That tidbit is from an anonymous source, but the summer timing sounds about right.

Naturally, no one is talking, but the additional color about HP's cloud seems to add up. At HP's recent analyst powwow, CEO Leo Apotheker outlined the company's cloud plans in broad strokes. McClellan appears to have added a little meat to that sketch.


Topics: Open Source, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Storage


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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