The cloud land grab (cloud grab?) in China continued this week with news that Hewlett-Packard inked a deal with a local provider to build and operate HP Helion–based clouds for Chinese customers. Beijing UnionRead Information Technology Ltd., the local partner, is a big CDN and hybrid cloud operator in China and gives HP the “feet on the street” that U.S. companies need to build presence in this key market. Microsoft Azure is in China courtesy of its partnership with 21Vianet, for example. In December, Amazon Web Services said it’s working with multiple partners, including ChinaNetCenter and SINNET, to bring its planned China Region online.
NEW DELHI: Betting big on the telecom sector in India, Hewlett-Packard (HP) India today introduced Helion portfolio of cloud products and services that promises to help organisations build and manage workloads in hybrid IT environments. The firm will also invest over $1 billon in its Helion brand globally to support and deliver new open source cloud products and platforms in the next two years.