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.
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.