HP brings out public beta cloud on pay-as-you-go

Hewlett Packard has released its first public beta cloud services with over 40 companies publicly supporting the move.

The company announced that its three services – HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network – were to be made available through a pay-as-you-go system after the free beta ended last week.

HP stated that their goal was to “enable developers, independent software vendors and enterprises of all sizes to build the next generation of web applications.”

Among those rousingly proclaiming their support were storage companies StorSimple and TwinStrata, and cloud testers SOASTA and Spirent, with companies ranging from database and management to Platform as a System (PaaS) providers on board.

SOASTA roared that the partnership will “add…thousands of additional servers to our global test environment to further ensure optimal performance testing for our customers”, whilst Spirent beamed that “being able to test from within HP Cloud …