HP cloud boss logs off

News Jane McCallion Jan 21, 2013
Goodbye sign
Goodbye sign

Zorawar 'Biri' Singh leaves hardware titan after two years overseeing cloud operations

Troubled hardware giant HP’s head of cloud computing Zorawar ‘Biri’ Singh has left the company.

He will be replaced on a temporary basis by Roger Levy, vice president of technology and customer operations at HP Cloud Services.

Singh joined HP in 2011 from IBM where he was vice president of cloud computing.

His departure comes just months after HP’s cloud services moved to general availability, with Cloud Compute being the most recent in December 2012.

While Singh’s biography remains on HP’s website, the company said in a statement: “HP remains committed to our Converged Cloud portfolio. In particular, HP Cloud Services is critical to HP’s efforts to deliver superior public cloud infrastructure, services and solutions to our customers.

“Roger Levy, vice president, Technology and Customer Operations of HP Cloud Services, will serve as the interim leader for HP Cloud Services. The company thanks Zorawar ‘Biri’ Singh for his passion and commitment to drive our public cloud vision and wish him well.”

No reason was given for his departure, although Singh later tweeted: "On to the next adventure….thanks for the great support…will miss the awesome HP Cloud teams."