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Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure

2 Jun 2015 Las Vegas - At HP Discover 2015, HP has introduced updates to the HP Helion portfolio that will help enterprises realize the benefits of transitioning to a hybrid infrastructure. HP introduced HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0, the next release of its flagship integrated enterprise Cloud solution, and enhancements to HP Helion Managed Cloud Services to manage enterprise workloads in a secure hosted Cloud environment.

Enterprises today spend the majority of IT budgets - by some estimates as high as 90 percent - on maintaining existing systems. HP estimates enterprises can reduce IT maintenance costs by approximately 40 percent by migrating existing systems to a Cloud-based architecture. This can free up the capital enterprise IT departments need to modernize application development and pursue new revenue generating opportunities.

“Enterprise customers have a range of needs in moving to the Cloud - some need to Cloud-enable traditional workloads, while others seek to build next generation 'Cloud native' apps using modern technologies like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Docker", stated Bill Hilf, senior vice president, HP Helion Product and Service Management. "The expanded support for multiple hypervisors and Cloud environments in HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 gives enterprises and service providers added flexibility to gain Cloud benefits for their existing and new applications."

HP Helion CloudSystem is an integrated, end-to-end, private Cloud solution, built to help customers realize the benefits of a hybrid infrastructure - designed for traditional and cloud native workloads, enabling automation, orchestration and control across multiple heterogeneous Clouds, workloads and technologies.

HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 expands support for multiple hypervisors and multiple clouds to provide enterprises and service providers with maximum flexibility. Additionally, HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 integrates HP Helion OpenStack and the HP Helion Development Platform to provide customers an enterprise grade open source platform for Cloud native application development and infrastructure. HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 features/benefits include:

  • Simultaneous support for multiple cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, HP Helion Public Cloud, OpenStack technology and VMware, with the ability to fully control where workloads reside
  • The latest release of HP Helion OpenStack, exposing OpenStack software APIs to simplify and speed development and integration with other Clouds and offering developer-friendly add-ons with the HP Helion Development Platform based on Cloud Foundry
  • Support for multiple hypervisors, now including Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, VMware vSphere, as well as bare metal deployments, offering customers additional choice and avoiding vendor lock-in
  • Support for AWS-compatible private Clouds through integration with HP Helion Eucalyptus, giving customers the flexibility to deploy existing AWS workloads onto Clouds they control
  • Support for unstructured data through the Swift OpenStack Object Storage project
  • The latest version of HP Cloud Service Automation, providing the management capabilities to control hybrid Cloud environments and a built-in path to support distributed compute, efficient object storage and rapid Cloud native application development
  • An intuitive setup model delivered as a virtual appliance, allowing for installation in hours

HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 is available as standalone software supporting a multiple vendor hardware environment or as a fully-integrated blade-based or hyper-converged infrastructure with HP Converged System. Availability is planned for later this year. HP Financial Services' IT investment and consumption offerings are available to help enterprises acquire HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0, in line with their hybrid IT transformation strategy.

"The digital age is disrupting the entertainment industry. Consumers want entertainment on demand, where they want it, on any device. To address this challenge, IT must take the lead on the digital journey", stated John Herbert, executive vice president and CIO, 20th Century Fox. "The Fox Media Cloud is built on HP Helion CloudSystem, supporting the distribution of broadcast quality TV episodes and full length feature films. HP Helion CloudSystem has helped our transition to an internal service provider model, enabling the delivery of hybrid Cloud services while maintaining control, to provide new services faster, while ensuring high reliability and performance. This has provided us the ability to support the tremendous growth of our digital businesses while saving millions."

Customers increasingly rely on experienced channel partners to help guide them on their Cloud implementations. With 56 percent of enterprise and mid-market customers working through a partner to build their private Clouds, HP CloudSystem 9.0 presents a significant opportunity for HP partners.

"Comport is automating many operations required to support hospital IT infrastructure", stated Jack Margossian, president and CEO, Comport Healthcare Solutions. "It's the beginning of an important transition in the data centre, from a cost center to an efficient service centre. IT can spin up and manage applications and data that support patient care in minutes instead of months, using toolsets they know. Using HP Helion CloudSystem, we are able to free up IT resources and reduce costs, enabling us to build new services while still providing for public Cloud or SaaS resources. We look forward to introducing HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 to our customers, with its additional flexibility and manageability."

HP Helion Managed Cloud Services provides enterprise security and high availability capabilities needed to run mission critical business applications, while meeting customers' data sovereignty, regulatory and compliance requirements, and backed by enterprise grade service level agreements.

To broaden this offering and deliver greater value and flexibility to customers, HP Helion Managed Cloud Services will launch into beta HP Helion OpenStack Managed Private Cloud and HP Helion Eucalyptus Managed Private Cloud, both of which will be consumable as a service via an easy access portal.

In addition to these new beta offerings, HP Helion Managed Cloud Services will support the development of Cloud native applications within a managed cloud service via the HP Helion Development Platform and automation of select virtual private Cloud services.

HP Helion Managed Cloud Services features/benefits include:

  • New automated provisioning capabilities through a self-service portal based on HP Cloud Service Automation, enabling Clouds to be deployed more quickly
  • Support for multiple platforms to enable hybrid cloud proof-of-concepts using HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion Eucalyptus
  • Cloud native application development capabilities through integration with the HP Helion Development Platform, allowing enterprises to rapidly develop, deploy and deliver Cloud native apps

HP Helion Managed Cloud enhancements are planned for availability later this year.

HP offers Global Datacenter Care and Support in over 130 countries. Customers can call 24x7x365 and receive support in more than 30 languages, for any hardware platform, OS or hypervisor.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-06-08

The Cloud

Updates to HP Helion portfolio help customers unlock value of a hybrid infrastructure ...

IBM acquires Blue Box to accelerate open hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

GBP 313 million boost For UK Big Data research ...

Results of the CRISMA EU project help rescue teams prepare for catastrophes ...

A powerful HMMER for data mining to find equence relationships deep in evolutionary time ...

Eight million euro for visual computing ...

Still time to save on ISC 2015 registration – Register online by June 10 ...

Cray global growth continues with opening of new EMEA headquarters in the United Kingdom ...

PRACE supercomputers help researchers calculate mass difference between neutrons and protons ...

EGI-INSPIRE: Building the digital European Research Area from the ground up ...

New ERA Roadmap offers synergies with Science Europe Roadmap ...

PRACE awards second phase contracts for Pre-Commercial Procurement ...

Open applications for programme "Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC)" now available ...

Entangled photons unlock new super-sensitive characterisation of quantum technology ...

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN ...

USFlash

New version ArrayFire v3.0 released ...

Three Princeton projects awarded supercomputer hours ...

UC Merced selects Advanced Clustering to build supercomputer ...

NCSA scales CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ to new world record of 102,000 cores on Blue Waters ...

Former P&G exec brings savvy to OSC industry engagement efforts ...

Supernova hunting with supercomputers ...

Physicists eager to begin analysis of data from new, higher energy run of LHC ...

Meraculous: Deciphering the 'book of life' with supercomputers ...

NEC launches SDN-compatible switches for large data centres ...

Advance in quantum error correction ...

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information ...