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HP has acquired open-source hybrid cloud software maker Eucalyptus, in a surprise move to bolster its Helion cloud offerings – but what that means for the Eucalyptus software is anyone's guess. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a Reuters report cited an unnamed source who claimed it went down for less than $100m. …

  1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

    Anyone taking bets on how long it will be before Mickos starts crying in his beer about how HP has ruined Eucalyptus? While sunbathing on his yacht in the Caribbean...

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  2. luis river

    HP good times

    The times of it keels in the address of HP they have happened, new horizons open up for this American great company, according to CEO Meg Whitman "When I look at the way the business is performing, the pipeline of innovation and the daily feedback that I receive from our customers and partners, my confidence in the turnaround grows stronger."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: HP good times

      HP, Oracle, IBM (Softlayer), Cisco, AT&T are all setting up cloud centers running their intel hdwr while RackSpace sales (using supermicros white boxes) are slowly decaying and rumored looking for a buyer. Meanwhile AWS runs over 300,000 cores at the highest performance and lowest price.. and has been doing it quietly for 10 years with a infrastructure of 3000 or more skilled employees. Now enter super cash rich Google who sports the 2nd highest performance infrastructure. Can these old iron companies compete long term?

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