With little fanfare and a few months’ warning, HP is pulling the plug on its Helion Public Cloud platform. HP says it’ll “double-down on our private and managed cloud capabilities” by way of Helion CloudSystem and Helion OpenStack.
For a company that was vocal about making a public cloud with enterprise appeal, the move is a major concession of the public-cloud field to its established players. But it’s also a sign HP has wised up about the real opportunities in building clouds for enterprises.
Here are the five most significant insights we’ve gleaned from HP canning Helion Public Cloud and turning to a hybrid-cloud product instead.