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OpenStack: The Cloud Computing Answer for Dell, HP and IBM Partners?

Mar 20, 2012, 15:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by the VAR Guy)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"Now here?s the twist: Thousands of Dell, HP and IBM resellers ? especially server resellers ? have yet to master recurring revenue business models. Thousands more are still sorting out their public and private cloud strategies. That reality was in the spotlight last week, during an HP-Axcient cloud road show in New York, where roughly 100 VARs will trying to understand where cloud storage potentially fit into their short-list of business opportunities.

"For those server and hardware resellers, OpenStack could provide a two-part springboard into cloud computing. For starters, many server makers are starting to promote OpenStack as an ideal platform for building private clouds. Moreover, a growing number of cloud services providers ? most notably Rackspace and the HP Cloud ? are adhering to OpenStack as part pf their public cloud strategies."

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