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New HP Helion Content Depot to Address Massive Growth in Unstructured Data, Images and Media


We announced today our first optimized solution for HP Helion, HP Helion Content Depot, designed to specifically address the most popular use case in distributed cloud storage. Today, nearly 90 percent of all data stored comes from human interaction, such as location data, images, and chat sessions, among many other sources. The challenge is that the highest value information will increasingly come from the data that’s hardest to manage.


HP Helion Content Depot is designed to ease the data surge pain for customers. It is offered as a complete private cloud solution that easily, quickly, and economically extends a customer’s existing storage environment. As an open-source private cloud storage solution, customers may deploy HP Helion Content Depot in their own data centers or in data centers owned by HP or its partners.



HP Helion Content Depot is a scale-out content storage solution built with HP Helion OpenStack® (featuring Swift) together with HP ProLiant servers, and HP Networking. Developers can easily access a private cloud based on HP Helion Content Depot using simple OpenStack Swift Object Storage RESTful APIs to store and retrieve content.


HP Helion Content Depot is a highly available, secure storage solution ready to support enterprise-class storage needs.  Data can be replicated across three or more devices, ensuring data is always available, even with a device failure.  Integration with OpenStack Keystone provides identity management. Additional security features include optional in-flight data encryption and optional data-at-rest encryption using HP Atalla encryption products.


We designed HP Helion Content Depot to handle substantial unstructured data volume. Our early work here has shown that industries ranging from Media and Entertainment, Web Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, to Financial Services and Oil and Gas, have significant object storage requirements. Any industry that is experiencing acute pain from explosive data growth will benefit from HP Helion Content Depot.


Some of the most popular use cases include the following:

  • Media – Storage of videos, animations, and still images
  • Web Content – Photo and video sharing, email, social media
  • Health Data – Storage of patient records and medical images
  • Life Sciences– Storage of genomic data

HP Helion Content Depot includes a fully tested and validated reference architecture to support these use cases, installation services and optional managed services. Financing is also available. HP stands behind these implementations with 24x7 support and SLAs. For more information on HP Helion Content Depot visit the HP Helion Content Depot page. Feel free to contact HP Helion senior solution marketing manager Peter Brey anytime to discuss your storage needs.


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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