Not willing to let clouds get in the way of a good competitive tussle, HP last week shifted its HP Cloud Object Storage and Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) out of public beta and into the general arena as it sets its sights squarely on Amazon S3 and Google.
HP’s cloud storage infrastructure is based on the OpenStack technology, a multi-tenant cloud computing environment that was originally developed by Rackspace and NASA. It has since evolved into three interrelated products and includes control panels that allow managers to easily move and balance workloads from one data center to another or from one vendor’s cloud to another. Many experts believe this technology has more momentum in the increasingly competitive cloud market.
HP promises 99.95% up-time and it will offer credits if it falls below that number, a strategic move to compete head on with Amazon in this services market. The HP environment is also powered by Akamai acceleration technology, to quickly move cached data and content around and eliminate unnecessary latency and delays.
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