As enterprise IT departments accelerate to become internal service providers, they face growing pressure to rapidly deliver flexible computing resources that meet their organisation's demanding needs. However, they often lack the resources, infrastructure, skills or investment capacity needed to meet the challenge. This challenge is compounded with the growing recognition that IT must put developers first and offer simple access to a multi-language suite of tools that enable application development and deployment.
HP Helion Rack enables rapid infrastructure provisioning for development and production workloads, is optimized for hosting applications that require secure, compliant and performance tuned infrastructure, and provides a platform for developing, designing and deploying Cloud native applications.
"The demand from lines of business and dev/test teams for fast delivery of flexible compute resources is putting many IT departments under intense pressure", stated Owen Rogers, senior analyst, Digital Economics, 451 Research. "While IT departments understand these needs, they don't always have the time, resources, infrastructure, or skills needed to meet demand. HP Helion Rack can help overcome the Cloud and OpenStack software skills barrier that delays many companies private Cloud deployments."
HP Helion Rack provides a complete private Cloud, with integrated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities that support Cloud native applications. Key features/benefits include:
HP Helion Rack, including HP Helion OpenStack, HP Helion Development Platform and HP ProLiant DL servers, is built at the HP factory and arrives ready for installation by HP experts. It offers HP partners the opportunity to differentiate themselves by meeting customer needs faster with a proven, complete OpenStack technology private Cloud solution that also leverages their HP infrastructure expertise. HP partners also provide a strong ecosystem for customers to leverage for support in onboarding Cloud services, scaling out the solution, and operating their Cloud solution.
"Our clients are looking to reap the full business value of an investment in an OpenStack private Cloud solution", stated Chris Saso, executive vice president of Technology, Dasher Technologies Inc. "A certified, pre-tested and preconfigured solution like the HP Helion Rack streamlines deployment and reduces risk so that Dasher can help our clients begin using their HP OpenStack private Cloud quickly and confidently."
"Enterprise customers are asking for private clouds that meet their security, reliability and performance requirements, while also providing the openness, flexibility and fast time-to-value they require", stated Bill Hilf, senior vice president of product management, HP Helion. "HP Helion Rack offers an enterprise class private Cloud solution with integrated application lifecycle management, giving organisations the simplified Cloud experience they want, with the control and performance they need."
HP Helion Rack will be available in April. Pricing varies by configuration. HP Helion investment solutions from HP Financial Services provides customers with the added flexibility of monthly payment options for standard hardware, software and support service configurations.