HP Cloud

We’ve seen lots of recent announcements about new cloud computing solutions. But one that caught our eyes was HP’s announcement of its first public cloud services available as a public beta. On May 10, 2012, HP released three beta services that are the first of their kind under the company’s Converged Cloud portfolio. HP Cloud Compute (on-demand virtual servers), HP Cloud Object Store (online storage), and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network (global content delivery) are all available via a pay-as-you-go model. Pricing is tiered – for example, a standard medium instance for HP Cloud Compute that delivers 4GB of RAM and 120GB local disk is $0.16 per hour. Pricing is 50% off for a limited time as HP establishes its service levels.hewlettPackard1 Blue Skies Ahead for HP Cloud Services?

For the complete story on HP’s new cloud offerings, check out my recent column IT Briefcase column on HP’s Cloud Computing.