Hewlett-Packard officially launched the HP Converged Cloud and HP Public Cloud strategies today. HP Converged Cloud seeks to offer channel partners and customers a hybrid delivery approach that spans traditional IT, private, managed and public clouds. Plus, the HP Public Cloud is built on OpenStack and will include a MySQL relational database service that competes with Microsoft SQL Azure and other cloud database platforms.

Missing from the HP Converged Cloud and HP Public Cloud announcements: A clear channel partner program message that describes margins and recurring revenue opportunities to cloud integrators, cloud consultants, cloud brokers, VARs and MSPs.

Still, let's cut HP some slack. Today's HP Converged Cloud and HP Public Cloud announcements were designed to deliver big-picture statements rather than deeper partner program details.