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Hp-foxconn Wave Cloud Kit Under The Nose Of Google, Facebook Et Al ? The Register

Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and other ODMs have a stranglehold on the cloud service provider market, accounting for some 80 per cent of shipments stateside. Companies on HP's wooing list include Google, Facebook , Rackspace and Amazon. All of the desired 20 service providers, bar three in China, are US-based, said Iain Stephen, HP EMEA veep for servers. He said HP tried flogging its Scalable systems designed for enterprises to cloud service providers, but those customers didn't require various features in the computers, such as on-board management and power redundancy. The web goliaths prefer to spec their own lightweight machines and get the custom kit built by ODMs. "The service providers at the top end see no value in that [unnecessary] technology," Stephen told The Channel. Architecturally, the cloud giants can (in theory) "absorb" a failure from one to 50 racks without service disruption due to the scale of their deployments and build hardware resilience at the rack level, the HP veep said.
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HP Invests $1B in OpenStack Cloud, Rebrands Cloud OS as Helion

Bailey explained that CloudSystem's moving forward will be based on the HP Helion OpenStack release. "Helion is an umbrella brand across all of our cloud portfolio," Bailey said. Helion is the scientific name for a doubly charged positive helium ion, said Bailey, adding that the use of the term "cloud" eventually needs to go away. "Not that a brand like Helion will replace the word 'cloud,' but we need to begin to think beyond cloud and what these business solutions do," Bailey said. "We need to rise above the whole cloud hype that is pervasive across our whole industry." Linux The HP Helion OpenStack distribution is based on the recent Icehouse release. Icehouse, which debuted on April 17, includes a new database-as-a-service project called Trove. HP is one of the leaders of the Trove project and helped get it started under the name Project Red Dwarf in 2011. OpenStack as a platform needs to run on top of an operating system. For HP Helion, that operating system is Linux. HP is not partnering with any specific Linux distribution vendor, but rather is using its own expertise to build a Linux distribution as the operating system layer for Helion, Bailey said.
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