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Ubuntu-Friendly HP Cloud Enters Public Beta

Apr 16, 2012, 19:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"According to survey results released earlier this year, Ubuntu still has a lot of room to grow in the cloud space. But it seems to be doing just that, the latest indicator being HP?s release of cloud products based partially on Ubuntu. Here?s the scoop, and why it matters for the Ubuntu world in particular.

"Last week, HP announced the public availability beginning May 10 of its HP Cloud platform, which began life as a private beta about six months ago. Most of the HP Cloud features are not very unique ? it?s the same basic deal as other popular hosted cloud infrastructures, like Amazon EC2 ? but one of the characteristics HP seems to be pushing is the open-source technologies on which its solutions are built, freeing users from vendor lock-in."

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