HP Creates Converged Cloud Division As Connected Services Explode
Saar Gillai has been named the leader of the unit, previously serving as VP and GM of Cloud Networking. He'll be tasked with reporting to HP's COO, Bill Veghte, but it's unclear what specific impact the unit will have. Still, it's not hard to imagine. Localized storage is quickly becoming an implementation of the past, with availability of files anywhere that there's an Internet connection serving as the access method of the future. HP's enterprise arm is likely to tap into these new resources more often than the consumer units, but don't be surprised if HP's numerous laptops and tablets begin to ship with an HP-branded cloud storage solution to rival things like SkyDrive and Dropbox.