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Around the HP Cloud, week ending April 1, 2011

There was no cloud news around HP this week… Ha! Happy April Fools’ Day! 

Of course there’s a lot happening around the HP cloud this week and here is your weekly wrap up. StMaryIVL.jpg


HP Fellow, Charlie Bess, said, “Grab your umbrella! There’s a 90% chance of cloud metaphors.” Charlie tackles the nebulous term of “cloud” and helps sort through the cloud metaphors.


On the HP Networking blog, check out the post, “Does cloud networking make sense for an SMB?”  In this post, Gerhard tackles some hot topics like:

  • What does cloud mean for your network?
  • Cloud means integration
  • Protecting your IT assets

The HP Data Central blog gave a great recap of a recent interview with HP CEO Leo Apotheker.  Check out the post “Léo Apotheker on servers in the age of the cloud: thoughts from the OnDemand conference” for more details.


Of course you haven’t missed all the chatter about Oracle dropping Itanium.  Check out HP blogger, Jacob Van-Ewyk’s post on “HP Integrity and Oracle Support.”


Briefing’sDirect Principal Analyst, Dana Gardner, announces Workday’s plan to deliver a set of cloud-based integration capabilities to its partner ecosystem and growing stable of software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP users. Read the details in “Workday Integration Cloud debut raises bar on integration as service.”  


Don’t forget to read what our cloud bloggers are saying to the CIO.  Check out the recent posts on IDG’s Executive CIO Forum:

And in cloud news, on Tuesday, HP announced a program for channel partners who want to quickly capitalize on rapidly expanding cloud market opportunities with HP’s broad cloud portfolio.  Read the news release about the new program which focuses on partner business models to win in the cloud.


Until next time, see you around the HP cloud,




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