The 10 Biggest Cloud Stories Of 2012


8. Hewlett-Packard Joins Established Vendors In The Cloud Game

Hewlett-Packard unveiled its Converged Cloud Services in April. Although HP was late to the party, its move to become a cloud provider was nonetheless a major event as one of the world's largest tech companies tied together several of its cloud programs so that businesses can take advantage of public, private and a hybrid mixture of cloud services.

HP's Converged Cloud followed IBM's SmartCloud and Microsoft's Windows Azure, as the established tech vendors attempted to develop cloud services to go along with their legacy products.