Hewlett-Packard will rely on a network of service provider and data center partners to give the HP Helion Network scale to compete with massive cloud powers.
HP launches a pair of new CloudSystems hardware-software bundles, this time with Cloud OS, its special take on OpenStack.
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is too loud, too bombastic, too sales-y, blah blah blah. He also built one of the world’s most profitable and efficient sales and channel organizations. So there.
Update: HP confirmed that Dave Donatelli has a new role identifying new growth areas and Bill Veghte will step in to head the enterprise group.
Hewlett-Packard’s cloud efforts can get lost in the noise of the company’s bigger “macro” issues, but as the company adds its OpenStack compute cloud to the mix — joining the existing CDN and storage clouds — the battle for enterprise cloud users is on.
HP puts Silver Lake veteran George Kadifa in charge of software and promotes Bill Veghte to COO, all in a bid to fix its struggling enterprise software business — which was a key priority for former CEO Leo Apotheker and his replacement Meg Whitman.
The big news out of Hewlett-Packard’s second quarter earnings call is that the company will lose 9,000 employees in FY 2012, with former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch among the departed. Enterprise software chief Bill Veghte will take over stewardship of Autonomy.