HP Labs unveils G-Cloud demo facility

HP Labs unveils G-Cloud demo facility

Summary: HP has unveiled its 'G-Cloud Theatre', a demonstration facility of technologies that governments and enterprises could use to manage huge IT systems


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  • HP G-Cloud Theatre

    HP has formally opened the 'G-Cloud Theatre', a facility at HP Labs Bristol for demonstrating the company's vision of how the public sector and some large enterprises could run their IT infrastructure.

    The facility, pictured, shows HP's proposal for how future public and private clouds could be displayed and administered.

    "That's what the purpose of this is, to show how the technologies we have developed for a number of years to do with the management of massive scale infrastructures, the delivery of cloud services, all these areas that underpin cloud... could look in terms of a government cloud," John Manley (pictured, right), director of HP's automated infrastructure lab at Bristol, told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.

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  • HP G-Cloud Theatre action

    "Cloud computing is a complex domain that has many different roles in it... the different parts of the demo suite are showing the different roles happening," Manley said.

    Manley said the middle screen in the demonstration is used to highlight relevant information from the smaller screens. The smaller screens show the output of HP Labs-developed software for securing virtual machines, analysing infrastructure use and automating the provisioning of IT resources.

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Topic: Cloud

Jack Clark

About Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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