Stephen Spector social strategist for the HP Cloud portfolio

Stephen Spector, social strategist for the HP Cloud portfolio

HP Helion OpenStack, Development Platform Go Live

HP launched the commercial versions of its HP Helion OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and HP Helion Development Platform platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings.

The HP Helion portfolio is expanding with the launch of commercially available infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, respectively.

The official launch of the cloud services follows up on several announcements Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has been making since it debuted the Helion portfolio in the spring. Stephen Spector, social strategist for the HP Cloud portfolio, noted in a blog post that the IaaS and PaaS offerings were designed to seamessly work together and provide cloud computing offerings that are 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," Spector wrote.

The offerings are being aimed at HP's enterprise customers, as well as—in the case of HP Helion Development Platform—at its ecosystem of more than 2,500 developers. A few of the key benefits and features Spector highlight include:

  • Hardened and tested builds for increased enterprise reliability.
  • 24x7 technical support available in 32 languages.
  • 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.

To support partners and developers, HP also launched two new ecosystem programs—HP Helion Ready and the HP Helion Developer Network.

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