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Building a Cloud: Why the Right Service Automation Platform Makes All the Difference


Written by Deepak Belani


When it comes to private clouds, the real value lies in the service automation platform – the layer that standardizes and automates tasks associated with deploying and managing cloud applications.  In the white paper, Building a Cloud: Why the Right Service Automation Platform Makes All the Difference, Stratecast presents recommendations to customers for selecting a service automation platform that supports both private and public cloud configurations, with a focus on HP CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation, fueled by HP Cloud Maps technology.


HP Cloud Maps are prepackaged, optimized, and tested templates for use with HP CloudSystem and related software. They automate the deployment of applications in the CloudSystem. HP Cloud Maps provide the fastest way to accelerate time to cloud. Customers can create application environments quickly for HP CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation in minutes vs. months


Cloud Maps cover three focus areas for private and public cloud that address specific customer use cases:

  • Infrastructure provisioning – Detail the design of the server, storage and networking infrastructure for running applications. Many include basic application deployment, as well
  • Application deployment – Spell out the automated deployment of enterprise applications
  • Lifecycle management – Specify infrastructure provisioning, application deployment and lifecycle management, including patching, code release, and compliance


Today customers can choose over 200 Cloud Maps from leading application providers.


HP is recently added 50+ New! Cloud Maps, including HP Data Protector, which increases the repeatability, reliability and scalability of backup in a CloudSystem environment. HP Data Protector is the industry’s first unified meaning based data protection solution that utilizes an intelligent data management approach to seamlessly protect and harness data based on its meaning from edge to datacenter and across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The HP Cloud Map for HP Data Protector automates the process of configuring and enabling backup for new virtual server deployments in an HP CloudSystem environment.


To learn more about HP Cloud Maps and the download them, visit

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