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Did Exec Really Reveal HP's Cloud Computing Strategy?

Times of India Reports on LinkedIn Info That Was Later Removed

This seems like a very high-level view of things, focused on storage (which makes sense given HP's recent 3Par acquisition), and revealing nothing that the Chinese or anyone else can or would be able to copy at a level to threaten the company.

Nevertheless, here are the highlights of a story from the Times of India, which reports that HP VP of Cloud Services Scott McClellan posted these bullet points at his LinkedIn profile, before removing them. The original report comes from The Register:

* HP "object storage service": built from scratch, distributed system, designed to solve for cost, scale, and reliability without compromise.

* HP "compute", "networking" and "block storage" service: an innovative and highly differentiated approach to cloud computing -- a declarative/model-based approach where users often provide a specification and the system automates deployment and management.

* Common/shared service: User management, key management, identity management & federation, authentication (inclu. multi-factor), authorization and auditing (AAA), billing/metering, alerting/logging, analytics.

* Website and User/Developer Experience. Future HP "cloud" website including public content and authenticated user content. APIs and language bindings for Java, Ruby and other open source languages. Fully-functional GUI and CLI (both Unix and Windows).

* Quality assuarance, code/design inspection processes, security and penetration testing.

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