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A Full Stack of Open Goodness from One Company

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Guest Post: Bobby Patrick, CMO, HP Helion

 

The next great IT transformation is on. Data centers are optimizing for use-case specific infrastructure. Resiliency is moving into software. Hardware is becoming a simple, low cost building block. Conflicts are resolved by the app. Developers are The New Kingmakers. And, IT operations… well, they can finally sleep through the night.

 

Over the last 18 months, OpenStack has pulled away as the non-Amazon cloud computing software leader and HP Helion has become a top contributor, offering a hardened, globally-supported distribution, and adding important extras, such as integrating Cloud Foundry for PaaS (see Bill Hilf’s post last week on 1.1).

 

Today, we introduced HP Cloudline, Open Compute style servers designed for extreme scale, with open management tools, industry standard firmware, and non-proprietary components. It’s aligned with OCP (Open Compute Project) OpenRack and Open CloudServer. It keeps costs low by not including hot plug redundant fans, fancy rails, or even fancy labels.

 

HP Cloudline – Optimized for HP Helion

 

HP Cloudline is optimized for HP Helion OpenStack. Together, Enterprise IT can gain a full stack of open source, open-design distributed computing goodness from one company. The data centers of the future will have use-case specific infrastructure that will have the right balance and selection of processors, memory, disks and networking to provide just the right trade-off in performance and cost. 

 

Reducing Risk with the Full Stack

 

By delivering the full stack, HP can reduce the risk to Enterprise IT. Whether it is speed of implementation and new internal skills-development, migrating classic IT workloads, attracting developers across the business (building a developer ecosystem), or enhancing security to protect sensitive data or ensure country-specific cloud policies, risk comes from many directions. Plus, with the world’s largest footprint of OpenStack technical professional services (check out Tom Norton latest video here) and our global security consulting services, HP can tune a full-stack by use-case, transfer new operations and developer skills, and help ensure end-to-end data compliance and security. And, because it’s all open, Enterprise IT is in control and never locked in.

 

Enterprise customers are asking every day for help making the transition to scale-out, open source, distributed computing that is simple to operate, and friendly to developers, allowing them to build and deploy applications fast. No other company can deliver on this ambition with a full stack of open source, open design servers, and OpenStack skills.

 

It’s an exciting time in IT. It’s an exciting time at HP.

Senior Manager, Cloud Online Marketing
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Stephen_Spector

I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and Xen.org at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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