HP offer Cobweb shaped Cloud

HP, in partnership with Cobweb, is to offer Microsoft based SaaS solutions (Exchange, SharePoint & CRM) through the HP reseller channel to take advantage of the growing interest in cloud computing.

Read more about it on the HP web site.

What does this mean?

If you are a HP reseller, you can sell a private label SaaS solution based on monthly subscriptions without the need for up front capital expenditure.

As customer of a HP reseller, you get a guaranteed service level and low predictable monthly costs that scale as you do. Again, with no up front capital expenditure.

Who are Cobweb?

Cobweb is Europe's leading supplier of hosted Exchange mailboxes and have been offering the service since the Exchange 2000 days.

I’ve worked at Cobweb for 6 years and know first hand that a correctly designed SaaS solutions really do work (we have 99.5% mailbox up time guaranteed, we actually hit above 99.9% in 2007 and 2008).