As of September 7, interested developers are invited to sign up for a beta trial of HP’s first two public cloud services: HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage. HP Cloud Compute offers on-demand compute instances, and as you might expect, Cloud Object Storage offers cloud-based storage. The beta will be limited to an unspecified number of users.
In a statement, HP said, “Our goal is to provide the next generation of cloud infrastructure, platform services and cloud solutions for developers, ISVs, and businesses of all sizes. We recognize that public cloud services should be open and transparent from end-to-end across APIs, infrastructure and software stack.” The new services are based on the open source OpenStack technology.