On the upside, the HP CloudSystem Partner Program:
- "provides tools for channel partners to build expert clud practices by evolving their business models and developing cloud-focused skills."
- "enables partners to build and manage complete, integrated cloud solutions across private, public and hybrid cloud environments."
According to company executives, the HP CloudSystem is a complete, open, integrated hardware/software solution that channel partners can deploy for customers. The system includes the following components (click on graphic for larger image):
For large solutions providers -- especially those that serve big service providers and enterprises -- the HP CloudSystem partner program sounds intriguing.