Hewlett Packard (HP) has tied up with Rackspace's OpenStack open source cloud computing project. HP has united with its rivals like Dell, Cisco, Intel and Citrix in assisting OpenStack cloud computing project.
This association will be quite effective for HP as it will assist in securing cloud computing solutions for its business clients.
HP Vice President of Cloud Services Emil Sayegh wrote on the company blog that HP has identified the cloud infrastructure and services which will be quite significant in providing the advanced cloud-based services to its developers, businesses and consumers.
He said, "It is our belief that close collaboration with developer communities combined with HP's global portfolio are cornerstones to delivering the right, seamless and secure experiences for our customers".
Dell will provide with the architecture and software tools for OpenStack and Citrix will help in developing support for XenServer to OpenStack.
The cloud package will comprise of complete set of OpenStack software, operating on Linux Ubuntu 10.10, installed on Dell PowerEdge C servers. A software program, named Crowbar that helps in installing the OpenStack configurations on Dell hardware will also be included in the package. Crowbar will turn out to be quite beneficial and will adapt to that environment easily.