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