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Prepare for more coopetition in cloud land. Margaret Dawson, HP’s Cloud Evangelist talks about why HP might put its own OpenStack distribution out there for customers to use. HP already uses it in-house, but an HP-branded OpenStack might shake up the OpenStack ecosystem — there are already OpenStack versions available from HP partners SUSE, Ubuntu, and others.
Dawson also weighs in on what sort of instrumentation and management tools HP could bring to the OpenStack table. And why it’s cool that Paypal has took Asgard a deployment tool, for Amazon Web Services and slapped it atop OpenStack. Not bad.
But wait, there’s more! Derrick Harris and I talk about the OpenStack ecosystem situation and why fantasy football may be the ultimate killer app that brings big data to the masses.