The New York Times is reporting that HP is rethinking its cloud computing plans and getting rid of its public cloud offerings. Bill Hilf, the head of HP’s cloud business, told the paper, "We thought people would rent or buy computing from us. It turns out that it makes no sense for us to go head-to-head."
The company will still be involved in public cloud computing in a roundabout way—by selling servers and services to cloud providers. It also has some hybrid and private cloud plans for smaller customers.