On January 13, 2010 Microsoft and HP created a $250M partnership to advanced cloud computing and “simplify technology environments for businesss of all sizes”.
The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will do the following:
- Be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model
- Advance cloud computing by speeding application implementation
- Eliminate complexities of IT management and automate existing manual processes to lower the overall costs
Microsoft’s press release has an interesting video about this interesting new partnership.
In my opinion, I am wondering if this is really just an anti-VMware/EMC/Cisco or VCE (Virtual Computing Environment) – partnership. Time will tell…