2016 will officially see Helion ride off into the sunset, HP reveals
HP has announced another major part of its corporate restructuring with the news that it will be shutting down its Helion public cloud offering next year.
The company has revealed that the OpenStack-driven HP Helion Public Cloud will close on January 31 2016 as it looks to focus on other areas, particularly in its private and managed cloud offerings, which is says it will now go “double-down” on.
HP also announced that it will continue to invest heavily into the Helion OpenStack platform, which it says has helped foster “strong” customer adoption, and runs the HP Helion CloudSystem private cloud solution.
“As we have before, we will help our customers design, build and run the best cloud environments suited to their needs – based on their workloads and their business and industry requirements,” Bill Hilf, SVP and GM, HP Cloud, wrote in a blog post announcing the news that Helion will be “sunsetted”.
“All of these are key elements in helping our customers transform into a hybrid, multi-cloud IT world. We will continue to innovate and grow in our areas of strength, we will continue to help our partners and to help develop the broader open cloud ecosystem, and we will continue to listen to our customers to understand how we can help them with their entire end-to-end IT strategies.”
HP is set to split into two divisions on November 1 – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), which will focus on data centre infrastructure products such as servers, storage and networking, and HP Inc., selling PCs and printers.
HP is the world’s second largest PC manufacturer behind Lenovo and the logic behind the split is that both new companies will be more agile and able to better serve their respective markets. Both will be publicly traded companies with more than $50 billion in annual sales.
It was reported last year that HP had more than 400 employees working on the separation of the current company.
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