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HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion Development Platform available! Integrated to simplify cloud apps


Since announcing the HP Helion portfolio in May 2014, customers and partners have shown strong interest in learning more about the value that is available from an open source-based, hybrid cloud.  Hybrid solutions resonate with customers because they know that their applications and workloads do not fit in a ‘one cloud fits all model.’  They want the flexibility to deploy apps to whichever cloud (private, public or hosted) is the most appropriate, at a given time. And, they want the benefit of open source, offering a vibrant community of passionate and curious developers that contribute to a project's success, driving faster innovation cycles, economic breakthroughs, and reduced vendor lock-in.  


Today, we are excited to deliver on an important milestone since our launch. We released fully-supported, commercial versions of OpenStack® software and a fully integrated development environment based on Cloud Foundry technology. Designed to work together seamlessly, the HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion Development Platform offer an integrated IaaS and PaaS solution for enterprise cloud computing that is both highly-available and developer-friendly.


Customers can deploy HP Helion OpenStack to gain the advantages of an open source distributed computing platform that provides predictable scalability, high availability, durability and significantly reduced operational costs. With the HP Helion Development Platform users can quickly develop and deploy new cloud-native applications using a wide range of programming languages and application services.  In addition to the combined benefits of a community of over 2,500 developers, our commercial offerings provide the following advantages:

  • Fast, reliable implementation of OpenStack cloud software and Cloud Foundry technology
  • Hardened and tested builds for increased enterprise reliability
  • 24x7 technical support in 32 languages
  • New optimized solutions that offer integrated HP Helion software, HP server and storage hardware and managed services
  • For qualified customers, and subject to the terms of a separate indemnification agreement, indemnification for copyright, patent or trade secret infringement or misappropriation claims directed to OpenStack technology, alone or in combination with Linux code

Today’s announcement includes a number of innovations since our initial launch:

  • Support for multiple programming languages including Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, Python and Perl
  • Implementation of OpenStack Trove with built-in high-availability with Cloud Foundry offering the first fully-integrated database-as-a-service
  • Choice of multiple database and queuing services options, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, Memcache and Trove (MySQL)
  • Uses Docker containers, allowing the flexible scheduling of these new cloud-native applications into compute resources across deployments seamlessly, without any work on part of the developer
  • Fully-integrated scale-out object storage solution based on OpenStack Swift, called HP Helion Content Depot
  • Built-in support for HP StoreVirtual VSA, a virtual storage appliance with Cinder integration offering an exceptional level of quality-of-service for both performance and high availability

We are also making available two new programs to support the ecosystem, HP Helion Ready and HP Helion Developer Network. With HP Helion Ready, ISV and SaaS solution providers can earn certification for HP Helion and gain technical, sales and marketing benefits. With the HP Helion Developer Network, developers can participate in coding workshop, hangouts, and meetups and can engage with fellow technical enthusiasts via forums.


Getting started with HP Helion is easy. Get started with our free download.


For more information, check out our latest documentation at the HP Helion Documentation site.


HP Helion Team


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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

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