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HP Helion CloudSystem bridges gap between legacy and modern



Solinea, the San Francisco-based provider of cloud software, services, and strategies, has quickly established itself as a leader. Its purpose-built software and services, based on the OpenStack ecosystem, are helping enterprise organizations and service providers solve complex cloud infrastructure challenges.


As members of the OpenStack Foundation community, teams from Solinea and HP Helion were brought together to meet the cloud delivery needs of a shared customer. The customer selected HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise as their preferred platform to deliver cloud services. Solinea was commissioned to apply its best-practice services with OpenStack architecture, infrastructure development, and configuration. The move from a resource-intensive legacy application development environment to a modern, agile, and scalable cloud platform was key. The more Solinea learned about HP Helion CloudSystem, the more they realized the potential it was going to have on its own business.


HP Helion CloudSystem exploits the power of OpenStack


Co-founders CEO Francesco Paola and CTO Ken Pepple brought decades of technology experience, including cloud computing and the OpenStack platform, to form Solinea in 2013. As a strong advocate of OpenStack since its inception, Solinea has worked on some of the largest OpenStack deployments worldwide. They know all the best that OpenStack offers, as well as its gaps.


Solinea CEO Francesco Paola has accelerated adoption of HP Helion to his clients in the past, but with a deeper understanding of HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise, Paola has become a staunch believer. He says, “We decided to install HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise in our own lab because of its potential to grow our business. HP Helion CloudSystem as a cloud application delivery platform is the type of bridge that enterprise organizations with legacy environments need. And HP has done an amazing job of integrating key OpenStack components.”


“We’re firing on all cylinders“


CEO Paola says the first phase of the customer engagement has been completed. He says, “We’ve met all the rigorous SLAs set by the customer with flying colors. One metric we had to demonstrate was to provision applications using HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise from weeks to a matter of minutes. We delivered the first application to the public cloud on time and to the customer’s complete satisfaction.”


Phase two calls for Solinea to successfully run and integrate the application into a private cloud. Paola believes the time it takes to deploy and provision applications in a development or test environment is a big stumbling block for many clients. Legacy processes can take weeks and months to deliver these services to developers. “We’re firing on all cylinders thanks to HP Technology Services and HP Helion CloudSystem. HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise’s ability to provision in minutes is an important bridge between legacy and modern. It has become an invaluable tool for Solinea as we look to accelerate its use with our clients,” he said.


Click here to view the Solinea customer testimonial from HP Discover Las Vegas!

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