HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 Announced in Tokyo
At the OpenStack Summit Tokyo event this week, HP has announced that its new HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enterprise-grade, open source cloud platform is available. The new platform gives partners the ability to add new cloud capacity while keeping currently applied configuration options, and offers flexibility in configuration options themselves. It is based on the Kilo release of OpenStack.
HP had just announced that it is eliminating its Helion Public Cloud at the end of January, but HP remains very focused on OpenStack.
The pitch that HP will take to many companies is that they can keep their existing appications and not disrupt how they work when adding capacity and options with Helion OpenStack 2.0.
The new release addresses lifecycle management and security challenges, including:
- Easy provisioning of new infrastructure and the ability to repurpose existing infrastructure to meet scalability needs without impacting availability
- Rolling upgrades which facilitate entire cloud environment software upgrades without requiring planned or unplanned downtime
- Continuous patch management allowing security patches and updates without application interruption
- Easy to use administrator interface, centralized logging and monitoring at scale across a cloud environment
- Network configuration flexibility to enable connectivity with existing IT environments
- Strict OpenStack API adherence to enable cross-cloud compatibility and ability to leverage the upstream ecosystem of third party plug-ins
"Enterprises want to benefit from the powerful capabilities of OpenStack technology, but they must have the enterprise grade capabilities required to support their businesses," said Bill Hilf, senior vice president and GM, HP Cloud. "The configuration, security and scalability advances in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enable organizations to deploy OpenStack technology into production with the confidence that they are backed by the experience and support of a trusted end-to-end technology partner."
To help customers implement, their cloud environments, HP Helion Professional Services can provide a team of experienced HP architects and cloud technologists to help customers determine the right cloud strategy for them.
In addition, the HP Helion Ready Program connects customers with an ecosystem of HP Helion-certified solution providers and hardware vendors whose software solutions and hardware products have been tested and certified on HP Helion OpenStack.
For more information on HP Helion OpenStack 2.0, read Bill Hilf’s “Grounded in the Cloud” blog post.