HP Cloud Services
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|Type||Division of HP|
|Key people||Roger Levy, Vice President & GM. Brian Aker, Fellow.|
|Products||HP Cloud Compute
HP Cloud Object Storage
HP Cloud CDN
HP Cloud Block Storage
HP Cloud RDB for MySQL
HP Cloud Application PaaS
HP Cloud Load Balancer
HP Cloud DNS
HP Cloud Monitoring
HP Cloud Messaging
HP Cloud Services (HPCS) is a public cloud service from Hewlett-Packard (HP) that offers compute, storage, and platform services that are accessible via the public Internet to developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), SMBs, and enterprises of all sizes (including public sector). HP built its cloud infrastructure using OpenStack™ technology, an open source cloud infrastructure project, and plans to deliver end-to-end, converged cloud capabilities that let users manage their cloud deployments across hybrid, private, managed private, and public cloud delivery models with HPCS offering an open, interoperable, intuitive, and reliable public cloud option.
HP Cloud Services was announced on March 14, 2011, and launched as a public beta on May 10, 2012. HP Fellow and MySQL author Brian Aker announced the Relational Database Service on stage at the 2012 MySQL User's Conference. The HP Public Cloud Beta that went live in May 2012 included OpenStack-based storage and content delivery Network (CDN) components. HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud CDN were moved into general availability on August 1, 2012.
HP Cloud Services Solutions
HP Cloud Services Solutions consist of:
Data Archival as a Service is the automated movement and retention of unstructured information in the cloud to improve performance, scale, and manageability of applications while conforming to compliance and e-discovery requirements. Data archiving is often confused with data backups, which are copies of active data which is needed for computing on a frequent basis.
Backup as a Service is for organizations of all sizes that need to back-up active data regularly to avoid losses, stay compliant and preserve data integrity.
PC and Mobile Backup and Synchronization enables enterprise and SMB workers to use multiple devices to create, share and access data.
Big Data Processing to analyze and index large data volumes in the hundreds of petabytes in size, as well run distributed queries across multiple data sets and then returned in near real time.
Enterprise Application Migration is an open cloud interface based on standards-based OpenStack APIs to support on-premise server migration. It provides a variety of solution tools from HP solution partners to deploy complex multi-tier applications.
Web & Mobile Apps solution provides the platform developers need to host existing software on the Internet and to host e-commerce, e-marketing, and SaaS sites as well.
Test & Development solution enables access to dev/test environments on demand, and speed up time to market by deploying computing resources and adding capacity in minutes on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Converged Cloud: Bursting to the HP Cloud is a HP Cloud Services solution that provides enterprises a common architecture across private cloud, managed cloud, and public cloud with traditional IT infrastructures to “Burst” from smaller private clouds into the public cloud during peak demand periods. HPCS is integrated with HP CloudSystem, cloud infrastructure from HP that combines storage, servers, networking and software for organizations to build complete private, public and hybrid cloud computing environments.
HP Cloud Services Products
HP Cloud Services products consist of:
HP Cloud Compute is a public cloud compute solution that can deliver a virtual server[disambiguation needed] on demand. New virtual servers, or compute instances, can be brought online in minutes and can be fully customized to meet a variety of computing needs. HP Cloud Compute is built on OpenStack’s open source operating environment and enhanced with unique HP technology.
HP Cloud Object Storage is a public cloud storage solution that delivers secure, scalable capacity on demand. Storage capacity can be obtained online in minutes, allowing a flexible, manageable computing environment.
HP Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a web service that delivers data from HP Cloud Object Storage to users all around the world. Using an extensive global network of servers from HP and Akamai Technologies, HP Cloud CDN routes content to local servers closest to customers.
HP Cloud Block Storage enables organizations to store data from HP Cloud Compute instances for as long as needed. HP Cloud Block Storage is ideal for applications requiring frequent read/write access such as web applications.
HP Cloud Relational Database for MySQL is a managed, web-based service that provides users with on-demand access to a relational database in the cloud.
HP Cloud Application Platform as a Service is an application platform for development, deployment, and management of cloud applications using any language on any stack.
HP Cloud Load Balancers are a managed load balancing service that allow for the automatic distribution of incoming traffic across compute resources.
HP Cloud DNS is an enterprise-grade domain name system featuring Anycast routing.
HP Cloud Monitoring delivers fundamental compute and block storage metrics, providing visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health.
HP Cloud Messaging is a standards-based, inter-application, asynchronous message queuing system that provides guaranteed FIFO message delivery.
HP Public Cloud Access
HP provides access to their public cloud services through the OpenStack APIscommand line interfaces (CLIs) and a web-based management console designed by HP. Several open source language bindings, in addition to the ones provided by OpenStack, are also available:
HP Cloud Services has created a Cloud Partner Ecosystem that enables partners to provide services that use the HPCS infrastructure. The Solution Partners program is designed to help Solution Partners enhance their cloud offering and increase exposure to new customers and markets. Solution Partners offer software, applications and cloud services on top of and/or integrated with HP Cloud Services. The program consists of a set of tools, best practices, documentation, and support.
- Development & Testing
- Management, e.g., Orchestration
- Platform as a Service
The Public Cloud Program for VARs enables channel partners to expand their cloud portfolio and market reach. Examples of partner and company types that benefit from this program include:
OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project started in 2010 by Rackspace Cloud and NASA. In July 2011, HP joined the OpenStack community and in April 2012 became a Platinum member providing such contributions as code, designs, testing automation, documentation, and technology roadmap guidance – as well as financial and operational support to the OpenStack project.
Today the project includes more than 180 companies and over 3,300 developers, as well as increased competition from Eucalyptus (computing), OpenNebula, and Citrix, which created its own open source project named CloudStack after it defected from OpenStack.
- In April, HP announced its Converged Cloud strategy with a host of new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across the full spectrum of infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility.
- In May, HP made its first public cloud services available in public beta.
- In July, HPCS announced that HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Content Delivery Network (CDN) is moving out of beta and into general availability. Offers 99.95 percent SLA.
- In August, HP announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG integrated HP Cloud Services with Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System to create a foundation for a global collaboration infrastructure.
- In September, HP re-affirmed its commitment to OpenStack through its participation in the OpenStack foundation board and by committing a team of fulltime developers working on integration and automation.
- In October, HP Cloud Services announced a new East Coast data center, providing customers with reduced latency, business continuity, cross-region disaster recovery and increased ease of use.
- In November, HP Cloud Services announced that Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Instances is now supported by HP Cloud Compute in addition to the variety of Linux distributions that are already available. Windows Server instances can be deployed in both our US-West and US-East regions.
- Additionally in November, HP Cloud Services continues its partner momentum by announcing a robust partner ecosystem consisting of over 100 partners. The ecosystem provides customers with rapid access to an expansive suite of integrated cloud solutions that offer new ways to become more agile and efficient.
- In December, HP Cloud Services announced advancements to its HP Cloud Services portfolio and service offerings that enable enterprises to transition production workloads to the cloud. Included in this announcement was the general availability of HP Cloud Compute, and the advancement of HP Cloud Block Storage to public beta.
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- HP Cloud Services - official site
- HP Cloud Computing home page
- HP CloudSystem home page
- HP Cloud Cost simulator