NSA jitters are ‘just a bummer’ for cloud growth, HP says

Revelations about U.S. National Security Agency snooping have made some buyers outside the U.S. think twice about public clouds, placing a drag on one of the world s biggest technology trends, the head of Hewlett-Packard s enterprise group said. Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager of the HP Enterprise Group, joined the chorus of tech executives lamenting a new wariness among customers just hours after Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels said his company had seen no impact. Since documents exposed by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden last year revealed purportedly widespread collection of data in numerous countries, enterprises outside the U.S. have become skittish about U.S. tech products, according to some IT executives. Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers, for one, has said those worries have affected his company s business in China and has asked President Barack Obama to intervene to stem effects on U.S. technology sales overseas. To re…