Hewlett-Packard‘s VP and CTO for Cloud Services Strategy, Russ Daniels, has an interesting job that encompasses far more than ‘simply’ worrying about how HP’s existing data centre business can adapt to the rise of utility computing.
In a wide-ranging conversation that provides insight into the breadth of HPs interest and ambition, he recently spoke with me about his company’s strategy with respect to the Cloud. That conversation has just been released as a podcast, and I invite you to listen and share your own impressions.
With Cisco entering the space, rumours of a tie-up between Sun and IBM, and increasing capability at Amazon, Microsoft and elsewhere, the data centre market is growing increasingly crowded. By leveraging the consulting capabilities of recently acquired EDS and aligning strategy with HP’s more consumer-oriented divisions, the company has every opportunity for continued growth in the traditional enterprise space whilst also opening up new vistas by combining consumer reach with the skills and technology to manage and manipulate an ever-increasing flow of data.
Interesting times, indeed.