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.
For more on this story, see:
- HP launches data center as a service; The cloud meets outsourcing (ZDNet)
- HP stakes claim in energy-efficiency services, software (ZDNet)
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