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Guest Post: Haley Carriere, Social Architect, HPE Helion

The first month of the New Year is almost over! I don’t know about anyone else but getting back into the groove after the holidays has been smooth sailing. Which brings me to the topic of this blog. HPE HelionCloud System is the ship that transforms all the moving parts of your infrastructure into a true hybrid cloud architecture. In this blog I’ll explain the difference between HPE Helion CloudSystem Foundation and HPE Helion CloudSystem Enterprise, along with features to each and how our customers are using hybrid solutions to drive business goals.

HPE Helion CloudSystem Enterprise  

  • Cloud software enabling a broad range of cloud use cases and supporting delivery of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS models
  • Included software is HPE Cloud Service Automation, HPE Operations Orchestration, and HPE Matrix Operating Environment
  • HPE Helion CloudSystem Foundation included for IaaS

HPE Helion CloudSystem Foundation

  • Targets simple IaaS delivery
  • Ideal entry point for businesses that want to deploy core cloud infrastructure services
  • Cost-effective and is delivered in the form of virtual appliances.

When purchasing either edition of HPE Helion CloudSystem, you can choose a solution package that can integrate with your existing IT environment or as a standalone software.

  1. HPE Helion CloudSystem on HPE ConvergedSystem 700 is architected for private cloud. It is a tightly integrated, workload-optimized system that delivers faster time-to-value than a do-it-yourself approach.
  2. HPE Helion CloudSystem on HPE ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual is a scalable, highly available appliance that combines simple management, compute, and data services to provide a hyper-converged resource pool that can run on-premises while managing off-premises services or bursting to external public cloud providers. Check out the HPE Converged System Session from London Discover demoing HPE Helion CloudSystem.

This all sounds great; but who and how are customers using HPE Helion CloudSystem?

ACA Fashion Software delivers business-critical applications to fashion retailers with HPE Helion Cloud Solutions by building a cloud-based application delivery model with HPE Helion CloudSystem. Watch this video to hear their story or read up on the case study.

Now if you’d like you can explore more ways to get started with HPE Helion CloudSystem

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About the Author


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 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


Good question. HPE Helion CloudSystem is our Private Cloud Solution based on the OpenStack open source project. HPE Helion is the brand name for all our Cloud solutions at HPE. 

Yes, HPE Helion CloudSystem is running on our OpenStack platform. 


Correct, HPE Helion CloudSystem is our Private Cloud offering that is built on HPE Helion OpenStack. HPE Helion OpenStack is our version of OpenStack without the additioanl tools that are used in CloudSystem. We have many customers that want to create their own Cloud (public, private, or hybrid) leveraging just the OpenStack platform and other customers who want a complete Private Cloud out of the box solution.

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