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HP Steps Up Cloud Offensive Against Red Hat-Cisco Alliance
 
Hewlett-Packard this week took aim at the Red Hat-Cisco OpenStack-focused alliance with a new line of OpenStack-based products and services dubbed "Helion." The new offerings, in which HP will invest $1 billion over the next two years, include an OpenStack consulting methodology that partners can use to build out their own OpenStack cloud services.

HP CEO Meg Whitman said Helion is proof of the company's commitment to invest in cloud computing -- and in channel partners building cloud businesses. Helion includes HP's own OpenStack distribution and Cloud Foundry-based Platform-as-a-Service.