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HP Announces Support for OpenStack™

(This entry was posted by Emil Sayegh, VP, Cloud Services)


HP is pleased to announce our intent to join and support OpenStack™, an open source cloud infrastructure project.


As the world’s largest technology company, HP is in a unique position to bring together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the point where cloud and connectivity converge. 


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.  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.


Over the past year, the OpenStack community has been focused on developing open source software for building private and public clouds.  Today, OpenStack has participation from more than 90 organizations with 1200 participants. 


HP is taking an active role in the OpenStack community and we see this as an opportunity to enable customers, partners and developers with unique infrastructure and development solutions across public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  In fact look for members of our cloud development teams that are already actively participating on OpenStack’s Launchpad and irc channel (#openstack on 


We are also sponsoring the OpenStack Design Summit and OpenStack Conference in October ’11, where we look forward to sharing and engaging with you further to bring about the future of open, interoperable cloud services. See you in Boston!


Please follow us on Twitter: @hpcloud and continue to check back here in the coming weeks and months for updates on our work with OpenStack. 


Emil Sayegh

VP, Cloud Services

Twitter: @esayegh


HP Personalized Video App Allows You to Control Your Online Video Experience

(This entry was posted by Rony Thomas, HP India Corporate Communications)



With over 35 hours of video uploaded every minute on YouTube, the Internet has democratized video by giving users the power to easily create, package and distribute content. In fact, YouTube claims that more video is uploaded on their portal in a month than what the three major US cable networks have created in 60 years.  But how does a user more easily find relevant videos that he or she will enjoy, and how can the user better control this experience?


Our researchers at HP Labs in India have addressed these challenges by creating a personalized video application that uniquely combines personal recommendations and a TV-like “lean-back” experience for online video consumption. The recently launched beta application allows users to create channels using keywords that match a given preference.  The app will then pull in videos that match these keywords.


As with a TV, you can select a channel and videos will play one after the other without intervention, delivering a more personalized video viewing experience.  The application also integrates web pages related to the video being watched and allows for social sharing through Twitter and Facebook. 


The application is part of a larger vision to create simplified experiences and rich user interfaces for HP’s next one billion customers. In emerging markets such as India, the video web is expected to play a dominant role in the Internet experience due to its ability to transcend linguistic barriers associated with text-based content.


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Some of the additional contributions from HP Labs India include SiteOnMobile, Gesture Keyboard, Lipi Toolkit and Educenter.

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