HP, Wind River collaborate on Open Stack-based NFV solution

HP and Wind River working to create a new NFV platform

HP has announced it will begin developing original NFV capabilities in partnership with network virtualization specialist Wind River. Carrier-grade network technologies from Wind River will be integrated into HP’s Helion OpenStack technology, and is intended to provide service providers with an open-source based cloud platform bringing enhanced reliability to NFV

HP to end webOS cloud services in January

HP's webOS cloud services are no more

Hewlett-Packard has confirmed that it will be ceasing support of its faltering webOS cloud services platform in January. In an official statement on the webOS website, HP cited declining user numbers as the primary motive behind the decision. webOS was acquired by HP as part of the $1.2 billion purchase of Palm in 2010, and [...]

HP split could lead to increased telco focus

HP business split could see greater emphasis on telco solutions

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard is reportedly close to dividing into two separate companies, with an official announcement thought to be in the offing. The split is likely to produce companies focusing on PCs and printers, and corporate computing, respectively.

HP evolves networking channel strategy with SDN App Store


HP is set to launch an app store for software defined networking (SDN) and virtual networking applications which the company said will improve access to virtualised networking tools and help speed up their deployment in enterprises.

AT&T taps into HP cloud


US carrier AT&T has added HP’s offerings to its network-enabled cloud ecosystem, allowing customers to use their VPN to connect to the HP Helion portfolio of cloud services. AT&T said its NetBond tool creates a highly secure private path between a customer’s AT&T VPN and a cloud service provider, like HP, flexing and scaling network resources dynamically as a company’s cloud computing needs change.

Telefónica unveils comprehensive virtualization plans

Enrique Blanco, global CTO, Telefónica

Spanish multi-national operator Telefónica has unveiled a wide-reaching Network Functions Virtualization programme that it says will see it have more than 30 per cent of new infrastructure virtualized by 2016. The initiative, which will launch in June this year and has been named Unica (which is Spanish for ‘unique’), provides a framework for Telefónica’s “global, end-to-end virtualisation deployment,” the firm said.

HP hires MeeGo chief to develop consumer tablets

There’s clearly a leak at HP with another internal memo hitting the wires on Tuesday morning, revealing the company’s plans to resurrect its interest in the mobility space. The memo outlines the creation of HP Mobility, a business unit that will focus on the creation of “consumer tablets”.

It’s alive! WebOS to be spun out of HP

WebOS is alive. It's alive!

By the end of 2011, second string mobile device OS webOS, acquired by HP as part of the $1.2bn purchase of Palm in 2010, was considered dead. But a leak from the US firm this week has revealed that webOS is still alive and is being spun out of its troubled parent with an application framework and cloud offerings for company.

Turkcell taps HP for cloud services

Turkcell will offer IaaS and CaaS services

Turkish operator Turkcell has enlisted HP to deliver a cloud services platform, so the carrier can sell on ‘as a service’ offerings to its business customers.

Nokia signs up ST-Ericsson for Windows Phones

Nokia's latest Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 800

Handset player Nokia has signed a deal with ST-Ericsson in a move that will see the chipset vendor’s NovaThor mobile application platform used in future Windows Phone devices.

Apotheker forced out of HP, Meg Whitman takes helm

Meg Whitman will replace Apotheker

Troubled computer and software giant HP has confirmed the departure of chief Leo Apotheker, after he was ousted by the board on Thursday. During his 11 month tenure, Apotheker has seen the company’s share price plummet after several u-turns on company strategy.

HP chief faces axe, as does WebOS

Tough times for Leo Apotheker

Leo Apotheker, CEO of struggling computer firm HP, may face the axe later on Thursday, as the company board meets to discuss his possible replacement. The flurry of rumours, which follows a year of strategic u-turns and missed forecasts, now points to Apotheker’s departure, just as the ill fated webOS project takes another blow.

HP, Oracle open app store warehouses

HP and Oracle are helping operators to open their own app stores

Software and middleware vendors HP and Oracle have been all over the app store bandwagon this week, both unveiling platforms designed to help service providers and operators get their own app store initiatives underway.

HP kills mobile devices, buys Autonomy

HP's webOS devices are no more

Software and PC giant HP has unexpectedly killed off its poorly performing webOS mobile devices and announced its exit from the hardware space altogether. Instead the firm will focus on software and services with an eye on cloud computing through the $10bn acquisition of Autonomy.

Microsoft opposes Google bid for Nortel patents

Microsoft has joined the queue of tech firms opposed to Google's acquisition of Nortel's patent portfolio

Microsoft has joined HP, Motorola Mobility and Nokia in a growing line of tech companies opposed to Google’s proposed $900m purchase of Nortel’s patent assets. According to Redmond, a 2006 deal means that Microsoft has a “worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free licence to all of Nortel’s patents” and that this agreement is binding regardless of who buys the intellectual property.

HP to use cloud as driver for webOS PCs, printers, phones

HP has the potential to deliver 100 million webOS-enabled devices a year into the marketplace

Leo Apotheker, the head honcho of Palm owner HP, has expanded on his plans to push the webOS platform by pre-installing it on every PC the vendor ships and cloud-enabling the company’s strategy.

HP to put webOS on every PC it ships

From 2012, the webOS operating system will be installed on every PC HP ships

Perhaps Palm’s webOS software platform shouldn’t be discounted just yet. Disruptive HP CEO Leo Apotheker raised eyebrows this week with news of a plan to stick the underdog OS on millions of PCs from next year.

HP unveils little and large webOS devices

The TouchPad is sure to be the star of HP’s show

Palm-owner HP aimed to whet appetites ahead of Barcelona next week, lifting the curtain on a portfolio of devices sporting the webOS platform. The range includes a tablet device, naturally, as well as another successor to the Pre and – perhaps going against the trend – a small form factor smartphone.

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HP to refocus on organic development

New CEO Leo Apotheker has vowed to increase HP's organic development initiatives

HP’s newly installed CEO, Leo Apotheker, has taken a “brave new approach” with the company, which this week posted a five per cent increase in earnings year on year. Whereas former CEO Mark Hurd made HP an efficient technology company by reducing the cost of doing business as well as R&D spend, Apotheker has vowed to increase organic development initiatives.