HP talks cloud delivery options, the importance of OpenStack, how it competes on price

An in-depth conversation with Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Management for HP Cloud, about where Helion fits in, cloud consumption models and coming change.

Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President of Product and Service Management for HP Cloud, brings an interesting perspective to his job given his former role as General Manager of Product Management for Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix and Senior Editor Brandon Butler got Hilf on the line for his big picture view of the importance of OpenStack, why HP recently acquired Eucalyptus, the impetus to compete on price, and the various cloud delivery options customers are pursuing.

How do you position Helion and where does it fit into the market?

Helion is our brand name for our cloud product portfolio which allows customers to deploy in any cloud context, be it a private cloud or a public or a hosted cloud environment. The applications and data and virtual ma