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OpenStack Gets HP Thrust

Computer maker Hewlett Packard has joined OpenStack open source cloud computing project pioneered by Rackspace.

The company believes that by collaborating with the developer community, combined with its own extensive portfolio will help it deliver effective and secure cloud computing solutions to its business clients.

HP joins fellow tech giants Dell, Cisco, Intel and Citrix as a contributor to the OpenStack cloud computing project.

“HP recognizes that open and interoperable cloud infrastructure and services are critical in delivering the next generation of cloud-based services to developers, businesses and consumers,” HP vice president of Cloud Services Emil Sayegh wrote on the company blog.

“It is our belief that close collaboration with developer communities combined with HP’s global portfolio are cornerstones to delivering the right, seamless and secure experiences for our customers,” he added.

The company will be working closely with rivals like Dell and Citrix to help build on the OpenStack platrorm. Dell recently dished out reference architecture and software tools for OpenStack while Citrix is working on bringing support for XenServer to OpenStack.

HP will be able to bring together its vast technology portfolio and streamline it with OpenStack to offer cloud computing services to the enterprise.