CRN Exclusive: HP Cloud GM On Helion's Public Cloud Exit, AWS, EMC-VMware's New Cloud Venture And Unlocking The Power Of Partners


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Ultimately what will be the impact on partners from the HP hybrid computing managed-virtual cloud approach?

Rather than put our heads in the sand, we said, 'Let's go and harvest all our partners together, including these big third-party public clouds that are growing at huge scale, and that way when our partners go in and talk to customers, the customer is going to say ‘yes’ a lot more than they say ‘no.’ The customer is going to say, ‘I want to use VMware, Amazon, OpenStack, HP hardware.’ The partners' answer is going to be ‘yes’ now instead of, ‘It has to be just this [HP] platform because I am an HP partner.’ We wanted to open that up so our partners would have a lot more options than anyone else out there.




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