What HP’s Buyout of Eucalyptus Could Mean

Hewlett-Packard announced on Sept. 11 that it had acquired privately held cloud vendor Eucalyptus. The deal—the financial terms of which are not being publicly disclosed—raises questions about HP’s cloud plans.

It’s a deal that will see Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos take on a new leadership role as senior vice president and general manager of HP’s cloud business. It’s also a deal that could either confuse HP’s cloud strategy or consolidate its position.