Menu
HP fights back as public Cloud exit rumours gather pace

HP fights back as public Cloud exit rumours gather pace

“We thought people would rent or buy computing from us. It turns out that it makes no sense for us to go head-to-head."

HP will not exit the public Cloud market, despite widespread reports that the tech giant would down tools amidst the mounting competition from industry rivals Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

According to reports in the New York Times, HP’s disappointing launch of HP Helion has led many of the company’s high-level executives to question the merits of continuing down the Cloud path.

“We thought people would rent or buy computing from us,” said Bill Hilf, the head of HP’s Cloud business, in an interview with the New York Times.

“It turns out that it makes no sense for us to go head-to-head.

“We had a lot of guys who knew how to sell boxes, and they’ve had to learn how to have conversations about downloading apps and developing software.

“Meg has put out a charter that will make truly engineered systems that we build top to bottom for customers.”

But despite the comments, HP has reaffirmed its commitment to the market, which comes during a time of increased uncertainty for the company as it gears towards its well-publicised split on November 1.

“HP is not leaving the public cloud market,” a company statement responded.

“We run the largest OpenStack technology-based public Cloud out there. This has to do with not competing head-to-head with the big public Cloud players.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags public cloudHPamazonGoogleMicrosoft

Featured

Slideshows

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.​

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP New Zealand held an inaugural Evolve Education event at Aotea Centre in Auckland, welcoming over 70 principals, teachers and education experts to explore ways of shaping and enhancing learning using technology.

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch
Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Meet the winners...

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Meet the winners...

Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a standout evening for the New Zealand channel, recognising the achievements of established and emerging partners on a memorable night in Auckland.

Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Meet the winners...
Show Comments