HP also is extending its commitment to OpenStack technology and hybrid IT delivery - spanning traditional IT, public, private and managed Clouds. HP plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next two years on Cloud-related product and engineering initiatives, professional services and expanding HP Helion's global reach.
As a result of more than three years of running OpenStack Cloud services at scale in enterprise environments, HP understands that organisations require solutions that are open, secure and agile. As a founding platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation and a leader in the OpenStack and Cloud Foundry communities, HP has taken a central role in developing technologies that are built to meet enterprise requirements and to deliver OpenStack technologies and Cloud Foundry-based solutions to the global marketplace.
"Customer challenges today extend beyond Cloud. They include how to manage, control and scale applications in a hybrid environment that spans multiple technology approaches", stated Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer, HP. "HP Helion provides the solutions and expertise customers need to select the right deployment model for their needs and obtain the greatest return for their investment."
As part of the HP Helion portfolio, HP is introducing several new cloud products and services, including:
HP Helion OpenStackbased Cloud services will be made available globally via HP's partner network of more than 110 service providers worldwide and in HP data centres - HP operates more than 80 data centres in 27 countries. HP plans to provide OpenStack-based public Cloud services in 20 data centres worldwide over the next 18 months. HP will also enable HP PartnerOne for Cloud partners to deliver and resell OpenStack-based Cloud services.
The new HP Helion Cloud products and services join the company's existing portfolio of hybrid Cloud computing offerings, including the next-generation HP CloudSystem - recently ranked as the leader in the Forrester Wave report for Private Cloud Solutions - HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) software for managing hybrid IT environments, HP's managed virtual private Cloud offering and a range of Cloud professional services.