HP Brings Power of OpenStack to the Enterprise

Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:45am EDT

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  PORTLAND, OR, Apr 15 (Marketwired) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today extended its commitment to the OpenStack(R)
community with new and enhanced HP Converged Cloud offerings that enable
enterprises to increase agility, speed innovation and lower costs.

    As a leader in advancing open, standards-based cloud solutions, HP is
integrating OpenStack technology to deliver enterprise-grade solutions
across its private, public and hybrid cloud portfolio. 

    Over the past two years, HP has been a top contributor to the advancement
of the OpenStack project in infrastructure operations, software and
developer tools.(1) HP's contributions have focused on continuous
integration and quality assurance, which has supported the development of
a reliable and scalable cloud platform that is equipped to handle
mission-critical production workloads.

    "Enterprises are embracing open-source cloud solutions to increase
workload portability and avoid vendor lock-in," said Saar Gillai, senior
vice president and general manager, Converged Cloud, HP. "HP provides the
industry's most comprehensive hybrid cloud solution leveraging OpenStack
across private and public cloud environments."

    New and enhanced offerings
 HP CloudSystem, the company's flagship
private cloud solution, now features integrated OpenStack technology with
the latest release, HP CloudSystem 7.2. By combining the flexibility of
open-source software with proven, enterprise-focused functionality for
provisioning, managing and scaling clouds, HP CloudSystem leverages
OpenStack technology to enable support of "bursting" capabilities and KVM
resource pools. This allows enterprises to tap external resources
directly from HP CloudSystem for pay-as-you-go capacity. 

    Additionally, HP introduced two new HP CloudSystem Bursting Activation
Services that allow enterprises and service providers to reliably and
quickly install and configure cloud-bursting capabilities. HP experts can
help clients configure the HP CloudSystem software needed to burst from
one HP CloudSystem to another, providing access to additional capacity
across multiple HP CloudSystems and enabling service providers to deliver
on-demand capacity to customers. HP also can educate IT staff on
operating and managing the HP CloudSystem bursting technology to simplify
the startup of hybrid clouds and accelerate efficient resource use.

    HP also expanded its public cloud portfolio with new HP Cloud Messaging,
available as a service to enable developers to build more fault-tolerant
applications and reduce application downtime by duplicating messages on
multiple servers. Using the emerging OpenStack Marconi API standard, HP
Cloud Messaging serves as an intermediary for trading information between
applications by offering language and framework independence without any
system installation or configuration. 

    To support the need that many larger organizations and service providers
have for enterprise-class storage, HP submitted to the OpenStack
Foundation a blueprint and software for orchestration and provisioning of
Fibre Channel Storage in private and hybrid cloud deployments. In line
with this contribution, the HP Converged Storage portfolio -- including
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP StoreVirtual Storage -- now supports
OpenStack technology across both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols,
providing the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a cloud-based
open-source platform to customers with mission-critical environments and
high resiliency requirements.

    HP's premier America's client event, HP Discover, takes place June 11-13
in Las Vegas.

    Pricing and availability

--  HP CloudSystem 7.2 is now available worldwide.
--  HP CloudSystem Bursting Activation Services will be available
    worldwide this summer direct from HP Technology Services and
    authorized channel partners. Pricing varies according to location and
--  HP Cloud Messaging is now available in private beta.
--  The OpenStack drivers for HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual
    Storage are available in the next version of the OpenStack platform,
    Grizzly, which was released by the OpenStack community this month.


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    (1) Bitergia, "OpenStack Grizzly Analysis," April 4, 2013.

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