HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. As the world's largest technology company, HP focuses on simplifying experiences for all its customers, bringing together a broad portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. HP not only extensively uses open source within the company but also contributes our expertise to hundreds of open source projects worldwide. HP actively drives industry-wide discussions on open source best practices as part of the Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Program and SPDX workgroup.
As the leading provider of scalable Linux platforms, HP ships one Linux server every minute. Additionally, HP is also a key contributor to the OpenStack project, which is focused on developing a cloud computing platform, and offers private and public cloud offerings based on OpenStack technology.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Bytemark Hosting has been the "geek hosting outfit of choice" for UK hosting since 2002, because it's run by a programmer (Matthew Bloch) and network engineer (Peter Taphouse) They have built it from scratch with a goal of technical excellence, writing most of their own software and tools to run the business exactly the way they want. With a staff of software engineers, they are continuing on that trajectory. Their hosting spans £15 per month servers to multi-site managed projects with high uptime guarantees.
Bytemark have two large hosting spaces in Manchester linked by £250,000 of core networking equipment, links down to London, and around ten gigabit connections. This is overprovisioned compared to similarly-sized hosts, but with a goal of being robust in the face of random disconnections or abuse.
Bytemark run a comprehensive managed hosting service, and have host for big national brands like ASDA & Bostik, government departments such as the Department of Health and Central Office of Information, and hi-tech businesses such as travel site dopplr.com and Britain's largest mystery shopping company, Retail Eyes. They also have loan comparison companies, property search sites, car hire companies and thousands of smaller web developers who trust their clients to Bytemark's solid infrastructure and understanding of their software.