Zorawar ‘Biri’ Singh, SVP Converged Cloud and HP Cloud Services, has some big responsibilities. Singh is responsible for HP’s cloud efforts, which increasingly involve the open source OpenStack platform.
In an exclusive interview with InternetNews Singh detailed his views on the cloud and how HP can leverage the open approach and still provide competitive differentiation.
The importance of an open approach for the cloud is a key tenant of HP’s cloud strategy overall. According to Singh, what customers are really looking for in the cloud is a single management backplane and an environment through which they can provision, secure and build services.
HP’s converged cloud strategy involves managed, private and public cloud efforts. Singh noted that partners are an important component of HP’s overall cloud strategy. Partners are important because they can help HP close the gap with Amazon Web Services (AWS).