Press Release: 10. May 2012

HP Moves HP Cloud Services to Public Beta

Rich, growing partner ecosystem offers robust choice of cloud solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif., -- HPtoday made its first public cloud services available as a publicbeta.

Advancing the company’s Converged Cloud portfolio, HPCloud Services deliver an open-source-based public cloudinfrastructure with business-oriented features that enabledevelopers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises ofall sizes to build the next generation of web applications.

Starting today, HP’s firstpublicly available beta services, HP CloudCompute, HP Cloud ObjectStorage and HP CloudContent Delivery Network, will be offered through apay-as-you-go model.

HP Cloud Services offer apublic cloud infrastructure along with platform services and cloudsolutions. Designed with OpenStack™ technology, theopen-sourced-based architecture ensures no vendor lock-in, improvesdeveloper productivity, features a full stack of easy-to-use toolsfor faster time to code, provides access to a rich partnerecosystem, and is backed by personalized customer support.

HP’s full suite of publiccloud services will enable developers to create the next generationof web services to be built, run and scaled on a global basis,backed with a broad selection of analytics, tools andservices.

"Whether you are anindependent developer, ISV or the CIO of a major organization, thepriority is to design your applications for today’s cloud economy,”said Zorawar ‘Biri’ Singh, senior vice president and generalmanager, Cloud Services, HP. “We will continue to build, integrateand deploy developer-focused features, designed to support aworld-class cloud that  enables our customers and partners to runand operate web services at scale, on a global basis.”

Nearly 40 companies haveannounced their support for HP Cloud Services, fromPlatform-as-a-Service (PaaS) partners to storage, management anddatabase providers. The rich partner ecosystem provides customerswith rapid access to an expansive suite of integrated cloudsolutions that offer new ways to become more agile and efficient.The partner network also provides a set of tools, best practicesand support to help maximize productivity on the cloud.

This ecosystem of partnersis a step along the path to an HP Cloud Services Marketplace, wherecustomers will be able to access HP Cloud Services and partnersolutions through a single account. With HP Cloud Services,customers will access new partners and markets.

Companies announcingsupport of HP’s public beta today include:

Pricing is available at

More information on HPCloud Services can be found at HP’s Scaling the Cloud blog. Additional up-to-the-minuteinformation can be found on Twitter @HPCloud and @HPNews.

HP’s premier client event,HP Discover, takesplace June 4-7 in Las Vegas.

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