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HP has ramped up its efforts to capture cloud computing space

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HP targets China to expand presence in cloud

In August 2014, HP (HPQ) announced its agreement with Beijing UnionRead Information Technology Ltd., a leading content distribution network service provider. The agreement involves development and operation of enterprise clouds in China using HP Helion solutions based on OpenStack technology.

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Move will increase adoption of HP Helion

In the words of Martin Fink, HP’s executive VP and CTO, “Community clouds are increasingly becoming prevalent in China as communities of interest, like an automotive supply chain or a city government. They seek to gain efficiencies and speed by leveraging a common cloud infrastructure.”

Through partnership with UnionRead, HP aims to offer a hybrid-cloud solution by using OpenStack technology, to build community clouds. HP’s Helion Development Platform based on Cloud Foundry would enable developers and system integrators to build cloud-native applications using a flexible, open architecture.

UnionRead aims to deploy HP Helion as the technology foundation that extends across its data centers all across China. The community clouds will provide Infrastructure as a service (or IaaS), Platform as a service (or PaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS) offerings. The above presentation shows how HP Helion serves as an entire cloud computing portfolio that enables the integration of private, public, and hybrid cloud information in an open and secure manner.

According to IT Candor, Amazon (AMZN) leads the IaaS space with 10% market share, while Salesforce.com (CRM) dominates the PaaS and SaaS space. Microsoft (MSFT) and IBM (IBM) are also investing a great deal in cloud space.

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