HP has introduced what it says is the industry’s most comprehensive OpenStack-based hybrid cloud solution, HP CloudSystem 7.2.
This latest version of HP CloudSystem, the company’s flagship private cloud solution, features integrated OpenStack technology. By combining the flexibility of open-source software with proven, enterprise-focused functionality for provisioning, managing and scaling clouds, HP CloudSystem utilises OpenStack technology to enable support of ‘bursting’ capabilities and KVM resource pools. This allows enterprises to tap external resources directly from HP CloudSystem for pay-as-you-go capacity.
Additionally, HP introduced two new HP CloudSystem Bursting Activation Services that allow enterprises and service providers to reliably and quickly install and configure cloud-bursting capabilities. HP experts can help clients configure the HP CloudSystem software needed to burst from one HP CloudSystem to another, providing access to additional capacity across multiple HP CloudSystems and enabling service providers to deliver on-demand capacity to customers. HP can also educate IT staff on operating and managing the HP CloudSystem bursting technology to simplify the start up of hybrid clouds and accelerate efficient resource use.