HP will invest $1 billion in cloud computing

Enterprise technology giants have aligned behind OpenStack, an open source cloud computing platform, and Hewlett-Packard is just the latest to hop on the bandwagon to integrate the software across its product line. The big question is when these vendor efforts will filter through data centers and hybrid cloud deployments. OpenStack, an effort first championed by Rackspace and NASA, has made great strides, but production deployments on a large scale have been hard to find. There are many pilots in the field. HP and its Helion cloud lineup aim to change that equation. HP will invest $1 billion in cloud computing and drop OpenStack in 20 data centers over the next 18 months. http://www.zdnet.com/hp-enterprise-giants-fill-up-openstack-bandwagon-7000029193/