HP gives up on public cloud competition, plans to kill Helion

HP, it seems, is giving up on competing with Amazon cloud as it has decided to shut down it cloud computing platform HP Helion on January 31, 2016. The company, in a  blog post, announced that it will stop offering its public cloud for running enterprises' applications.

HP Cloud senior vice president and general manager Bill Hilf wrote: "We will sunset our HP Helion Public Cloud offering on January 31, 2016. As we have before, we will help our customers design, build and run the best cloud environments suited to their needs - based on their workloads and their business and industry requirements."

 HP gives up on public cloud competition, plans to kill Helion

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HP, which is splitting into two entities, HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise — said it will continue to "innovate and invest in HP Helion OpenStack platform."

Hilf added, "HP Helion OpenStack has seen strong customer adoption and now runs our industry leading private cloud solution, HP Helion CloudSystem, which continues to deliver strong double-digit revenue growth and win enterprise customers. On the cloud services side, we will focus our resources on our Managed and Virtual Private Cloud offerings. These offerings will continue to expand, and we will have some very exciting announcements on these fronts in the coming weeks."

The company, however, said public cloud is also an important part of our customers’ hybrid cloud strategy. Thus, it will move to a "strategic, multiple partner-based model for public cloud capabilities."

In-fact, market research firm Gartner in its cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) report, which was released in May this year, said that "HP no longer has sufficient market share to qualify for inclusion in its Magic Quadrant."

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Updated Date: Oct 22, 2015 13:21:26 IST