CRN Exclusive: HP CTO Martin Fink On HP's Helion Global Open Network Vs. Cisco Global Intercloud


What is HP Helion Global Open Network?

The Helion Network is basically a global open network of service providers that will allow enterprise customers to have access to a broad portfolio of services, geographic reach and quality of service.

I want to be clear this is more than just putting a network pipe between two service providers and saying it is all good. This is really about having that common technology platform at the cloud layer with the Helion OpenStack [distribution] allowing all of the service providers and channel partners to be able to leverage our investments so that we can build a network of customers that can interoperate together.