What HP’s buyout of Eucalyptus really means

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Why did HP, an OpenStack company, purchase a private cloud AWS clone? Perhaps it’s better to ask why AWS did not

Last week, Hewlett-Packard announced it would purchase Eucalyptus Systems. The reply among the cloud computing community: a resounding “Huh?” Eucalyptus, simply put, is a private cloud version of Amazon Web Services. HP is an all-in OpenStack company, with dozens of private OpenStack private companies to choose for bolstering its technology. What gives, HP?


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