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Open source clouds and the enterprise

DiscoverInsider on ‎11-18-2013 12:38 PM

Open source has long been linked to innovation. With a history tracing back to the origins of the public web, the concept of open source relies on the assumption that shared knowledge produces more and better innovation, which is better for everyone—as well as the business world.


Some pundits believe that it is the combination of cloud and the power of the open source community that has enabled such rapid cloud development, adoption, and innovation.


OpenStack: cloud source code at the ready

OpenStack® provides the building blocks for developing private and public cloud infrastructures. OpenStack comprises a series of interrelated projects, characterized by their powerful capabilities and massive scalability.


Like all open source projects, OpenStack is a group collaboration, consisting of a global community of developers and cloud computing technologists. HP is a top contributor and driving force behind OpenStack, helping it to become a leading software for open cloud platforms.


In other words, there’s a bright future for OpenStack, which is why HP chose it as the foundation for its hybrid cloud solutions.


HP Cloud OS

HP Cloud OS is the world’s first OpenStack-based cloud technology platform for hybrid delivery. HP Cloud OS enables our existing cloud solutions portfolio and new innovative offerings by providing a common architecture that is flexible, scalable, and easy to build on.


“We are in a new phase of cloud computing. Enterprises, government agencies, and industry are all placing demands on cloud computing technologies that exceed a singular, one-size-fits all delivery model,” says Bill Hilf, vice president of product management for HP Cloud. “HP Cloud OS, built on the power of OpenStack, is the foundation for the HP Cloud portfolio and a key part of the HP solutions that enable real customer choice and consistency.”


Watch the HP Cloud OS story at HP Discover

Attendees at HP Discover 2013 in Barcelona, don’t miss this opportunity to hear the inside story of HP’s development of HP Cloud OS. Join the Innovation Theater session:


IT3261 – The rise of open source clouds


In this session, Bill Hilf will walk you through his experiences working with large public cloud systems, the rise of open source clouds in the enterprise, and HP’s strategy and innovation with OpenStack, including a discussion of HP Cloud OS (Wednesday, 12/11/13, 4:30 pm).


Highlights from the presentation include:


  • How open source has affected the development of the cloud
  • The requirements of enterprises related to cloud computing
  • How OpenStack enables HP’s cloud platform
  • Top ten lessons learned when building HP’s public cloud
  • HP’s overall cloud strategy

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!


Watch this previow to see how HP Converged Cloud leverages OpenStack to enable workload portability, simplified installation, and enhanced service lifecycle management.



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