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Behind the Scenes: HP Helion OpenStack® Community Edition

Stephen_Spector ‎05-08-2014 09:12 AM - edited ‎10-11-2015 01:35 PM

As part of the new HP Helion rollout, HP released a new open source distribution of the OpenStack® Icehouse release. The HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition is now available for developers, customers, and technologists interested in evaluating, developing, and deploying a private cloud based on OpenStack.




  • Free-to-license OpenStack distribution
  • Support for up to 30 nodes and 600 virtual machines
  • Deploys using the OpenStack TripleO project
  • Build with the recently released Icehouse version
  • Receive regular updates approximately every 6 weeks
  • Optional Technical Support available for a fee
  • Simplified installation and configuration from about 1,200 manual configurations to a few automated steps


Jim Gardner, Product Marketing Lead on HP Helion OpenStack provides additional insight into this release in a Podcast. LISTEN HERE

About the Author


Stephen Spector is a HPE Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, he founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow Stephen at @SpectorID

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