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Will you rent your next data center from HP?

Hewlett-Packard announced this week that it was launching a data center-as-a-service product that allows enterprise IT departments to essentially rent a data center from HP rather than buying one. This Tech Sanity Check podcast features an interview with HP about its plans and how it thinks it can provide new flexibility for IT.

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Hewlett-Packard announced this week that it was launching a data center-as-a-service product — which it calls Adaptive Infrastructure as a service — that allows enterprise IT departments to essentially rent a data center from HP rather than buying one. In this Tech Sanity Check podcast, I spoke to Deborah Nelson, senior vice president of Marketing and Alliances at HP, about why HP thinks this service offers new flexibility for IT, how HP is turning itself into a services vendor, and the question of build vs. buy when it comes to server capacity.

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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