HP: 'We're Completely Committed to OpenStack'

Andrew R. Hickey | CRN | October 6, 2011

HP's cloud strategy will rely heavily on its participation in OpenStack open source cloud community, the tech titan said Thursday at the OpenStack Conference in Boston. "We are completely committed and on-board with OpenStack," said John Purrier, HP's vice president of cloud infrastructure, at the event.

Purrier said he wanted to dispel speculation that HP pledged its allegiance to OpenStack, the 15-month-old open-source cloud imitative, simply to take from the code base, create a closed service and not contribute back. He said HP has a track record with open-source projects, with more than 200 projects on SourceForge, more than 2,000 open-source drivers for various products and sponsorships of the Apache and Linux Foundations. Purrier said OpenStack will play an integral role as HP builds out its public cloud offerings...