HP’s $Billion Journey to the Cloud VIDEO

May 5, 2013


HP’s $Billion Journey to the Cloud [VIDEO]

Saar Gillai, SVP and GM for Converged Cloud at HP, oversees a massive multi-billion business. It’s a business that include both private and public clouds and is heavily invested in the open source OpenStack cloud platform.

In an exclusive video interview with Datamation, Gillai discusses what HP is doing in the cloud and provides some guidance as to when it makes sense for an enterprise to move to a cloud model.

“HP has an over-arching strategy for cloud that talks about using the same architecture and consumption model for private, public, managed and hybrid clouds,” Gillai said. “We have products across the company both for building clouds and consuming clouds.”

On the private side, HP’s CloudSystem is one of the key offerings and was recently expanded to provide cloud bursting capabilities. HP’s OpenStack Public cloud was also recently expanded to include services for cloud monitoring, load balancing and DNS.

Cloud a $3.9 Billion Business

Cloud computing is a big business already for HP. Gillai said that in 2012, HP did approximately $3.9 billion in cloud business. The current forecast is for cloud revenue to surpass $8 Billion in 2015.




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