Review: HP Cloud challenges Amazon and Google
HP's OpenStack-based IaaS cloud blends openness and portability with nice proprietary extras and welcome hand-holdingFollow @peterwayner
Hewlett-Packard may be best known for its ubiquitous printers and laptops, but in the enterprise world, it is just as recognized for its servers. Now that the idea of the cloud is taking over, HP is joining the marketplace and renting some of its servers in the HP Cloud.
The servers are priced by the hour just like everyone else's, but though these machines may be commodities like hamburgers, there are differences, just as there are differences between Burger King and McDonald's.
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