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The winning combination: OpenStack® technology strength and industry leadership


By Derek Howard, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Manager, HP Enterprise Group


If you want to succeed as a cloud service provider today, you can’t rely on yesterday’s IT platforms. You have to move away from traditional, proprietary virtualization solutions. This isn’t meant to scare you; it’s what’s in the air, what you already know. One option is to move to an open source software platform, one like OpenStack technology. That’s the key to getting the easy scalability and flexibility you need to meet today’s growing demand for cloud services.


HP Helion OpenStack® brings together the power of OpenStack software with the industry leadership and strength of HP. With OpenStack technology and HP together, you get both the capabilities and the confidence you need to grow your cloud services business. Hear more about this winning combo in our latest video.



OpenStack technology: The sky’s the limit


What’s so important about open source? Probably the most important thing is that it keeps you from being locked into proprietary platforms that limit your options as a cloud service provider. The OpenStack cloud operating system is fully open source, based on open standards, so it works with a variety of enterprise technologies. That means you can deliver cloud services across public and private clouds much more quickly and easily than with a traditional proprietary approach.


There’s also a significant cost advantage to OpenStack technology. It doesn’t impose the high licensing costs that most proprietary platforms do. It’s designed to allow you to draw from pools of resources to nimbly put together exactly what you need, so you don’t waste resources.


Choose a cloud platform based on OpenStack software, and you’re free to focus on creating services that will drive more revenue for your business. Stick with traditional technology and you’ll be stuck focusing on managing and paying for proprietary software that can limit your growth.


HP Helion OpenStack: The open, scalable cloud platform from HP


OpenStack software is just one half of the equation for service providers who want to take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and cost advantages of an open source approach. The other half is the technology partner who provides an OpenStack distribution.


Choosing HP Helion OpenStack means choosing a strong partner who offers:


  • OpenStack technology leadership – HP is a Platinum Founding member of the OpenStack Foundation and is consistently a top contributor to OpenStack in code, resources, training, commercial deployments, and funding.
  • Flexible deployments across cloud models – HP Helion OpenStack enables a common architecture across private, public, and managed/hosted clouds offering responsive scaling and the right economics for your chosen delivery model.
  • OpenStack software expertise – HP offers service design and deployment assistance to help you get your cloud up and running quickly.
  • Ecosystem support/Developer enablement – HP has an extensive ecosystem of vendors, tools, and resources built around OpenStack technology, including the HP Helion Development Platform. Based on Cloud Foundry, the HP Helion Development Platform provides an open, interoperable PaaS layer on top of HP Helion OpenStack that enables application development and portability across, private clouds, managed/hosted clouds, and public clouds.



If you need the flexibility of open source and want the confidence of working with an industry leader to help your business succeed, then HP Helion OpenStack is your winning partnership. Learn more.

Senior Manager, Cloud Online Marketing
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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

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