These days, when people think of HP they usually think of printers. The company did try their hand at developing Palm smartphones and other hand held devices last year, but unfortunately, this was unsuccessful.
Undeterred though, the company has now embarked on a new venture with cloud computing.
Management at the electronics giant recently unveiled its own ideas of how the future of cloud should be developed. Its approach has been called a ‘hybrid delivery approach’ as it wants to develop a system that integrates both public and private infrastructures.
This new idea is called HP Converged Cloud, and the idea was elaborated upon by Jon Oltsik, an industry analyst, who told networkingcomputing.com: “HP has put forth a strong vision for enabling networks for the cloud computing era.”
He added: “It is leveraging the FlexNetwork architecture that incorporates technologies like IRF, EVB, VEPA, and Open Flow to deliver virtual application networks that can enable organizations to virtualize their network infrastructures and provide automation and orchestration.”
You have to hand it to Hewlett Packard. The company is not one to miss a challenge. Whether this particular challenge falls flat is yet to be tested, simply because other companies such as IBM are also investing heavily in developing their own infrastructures. In the case of IBM, this is CloudBurst.
In HP’s case, the company appears to moving towards an open source system allowing developers to use a variety of management tools and languages including Ruby, Java, PHP, and Python.