Leo’s embrace of cloud computing is in stark contrast to the skepticism that Mark Hurd expressed at Gartner Symposium a couple of years ago, and brings HP in line with what the rest of the IT industry has known for 2-3 years– that enterprises of all sizes are moving more and more of their IT to public cloud platforms.
But better late than never– having the world hear Leo call cloud computing “the future of information technology” is a big step forward for the entire industry, and there was a lot to like in the presentations coming out of HP Summit.
We like to see HP coming out so strongly in favor of:
All that being said, our enterprise customers have a “we’ll believe it when we see it” attitude towards the announcement of this upcoming “HP Cloud.” HP is very late to the game, and we’ve already seen how difficult it is for the incumbents to move quickly in the space, especially when they have as much to lose in the traditional data center as HP does.
In particular, we’re skeptical of HP’s intention to:
So did the HP Summit get us to buy HP’s “Everybody On” vision? Partially– certainly more than we expected. But one thing is clear– when it comes to Cloud Computing, it’s now clear that EVERYBODY is on the bandwagon.