Enhanced HP Converged Cloud Solutions Feature OpenStack

Extending its commitment to the OpenStack community, HP’s new and enhanced Converged Cloud solutions enable enterprises to increase agility, drive innovation and reduce costs. By integrating OpenStack technology, HP seeks to deliver enterprise-grade solutions across its private, public and hybrid cloud portfolio.

HP CloudSystem 7.2 now features integrated OpenStack technology, combining the flexibility of open source software with enterprise-focused functionality for provisioning, managing and scaling clouds. “This offering helps our enterprise customers increase agility, speed, innovation, and reduce the cost of deploying hybrid Cloud solutions,” Wendy Cartee, HP Converged Cloud’s vice president of marketing, tells 5 Minute Briefing. HP CloudSystem leverages OpenStack technology to enable support of “bursting” capabilities and RedHat KVM resource pools, allowing enterprises to tap external resources directly from HP CloudSystem for pay-as-you-go capacity.

HP also introduced two new HP CloudSystem Bursting Activation Services that enable customers to reliably and quickly install and configure cloud-bursting capabilities. “Having a set of common APIs for enterprises to manage the infrastructure and the standards-based approach helps ensure that there will be no vendor lock-in. That’s extremely important to enterprises as they build out their Cloud solutions, and having the ability to innovate and seamlessly migrate their offerings is really important to drive the agility that essentially is the promise of the cloud,” Cartee explains. HP experts can help clients configure the HP CloudSystem software needed to burst from one HP CloudSystem to another, providing access to additional capacity across multiple HP CloudSystems and enabling service providers to deliver on-demand capacity to customers.

Expanding its public cloud portfolio, new HP Cloud Messaging is now available as a service, enabling developers to build more fault-tolerant applications and reduce application downtime by duplicating messages on multiple servers. Using the OpenStack Marconi API standard, HP Cloud Messaging serves as an intermediary for trading information between applications by offering language and framework independence without any system installation or configuration. “We believe that the solution that we offer based on OpenStack is going to offer the optimal agility for our customers which they can leverage in building out their solutions,” Cartee posits.

HP CloudSystem 7.2 is available now. For more information, visit