HP VP reveals companys cloud ambitions on LinkedIn

first_imgLinkedIn is a terrific resource for professionals, providing a convenient way to network, communicate, and self-promote. It’s also become a treasure trove of corporate ambitions, though typically that information is revealed in vaguely described duties and skill requirements detailed in job postings from companies like Microsoft and IBM. Scott McLellan, interim VP of cloud services at HP, did something similar this week, though his posting went into a little more detail than the company would have liked.Now removed from McLellan’s LinkedIn profile, the job posting was for a new VP of engineering. Up to this point, HP hadn’t been too forthcoming when it came to details about its cloud ambitions, but McLellan offered plenty of insight. HP is going all-in, and plans to build a broad range of cloud services — from computing to storage, from user management to analytics. Many of these will be built from scratch, and Java, Ruby, and “other open source languages” will form the building blocks.AdChoices广告There will also be full-featured graphical and command line interfaces for HP’s cloud offerings, and both will be offered in Windows and Linux varieties. Interestingly, there was no mention of Azure, Microsoft’s cloud operating system — despite an announcement in mid-2010 that HP, Dell, and Fujitsu would all be utilizing Azure for future cloud initiatives.It’s become a real balancing act to look for new employees to fill critical roles at tech firms in 2011, and I’m certain there’s very good money to be made as someone who proofs job ads before they’re posted on highly-scrutinized sites like LinkedIn. You can’t put a price on protecting corporate secrets, after all.More at The Register and Business Insiderlast_img read more