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Eucalyptus AWS Cloud Tool Highlights HP Helion Updates

Improvements to the HP Helion Eucalyptus solution for creating private clouds compatible with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) highlighted recent updates to Hewett Packard’s Helion cloud tools. Helion is HP’s enterprise cloud platform, comprising hardware, software and services that can be hosted in private, public and hybrid clouds. In addition to the AWS tool enhancements, HP […]

HP advances hybrid cloud push with Helion updates

Hewlett-Packard Co. has reinforced its commitment to the hybrid cloud model with the launch of an updated version of its enterprise-focused, Openstack-based Helion cloud platform. The biggest news is that HP is restoring Helion’s compatibility with Amazon Web Services, following a decision to drop support for the leading cloud vendor with its first major release […]

HP CEO Meg Whitman on SkyCanvas and “As-a-Service” Trends

On Thursday, October 9, more than 100 IT executives gathered at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco for Entisys Solutions’ 2014 Executive Technology Exchange. There, they heard perspectives from industry leaders on “The New Style of IT.” In reflecting on the event, Entisys’ CEO Mike Strohl said, “Our 2014 Executive Technology Exchange in […]

With new service, DreamHost lets developers dive into OpenStack AWS-style

After two years of testing with a select group of customers, DreamHost is finally ready to make its OpenStack-based cloud available to the broader public – but it’s still officially in beta with no time frame for launch. This presumably means there are still some hiccups to work out with the service, but that shouldn’t be […]

HP extends OpenStack support to disaster recovery

Hewlett-Packard Co. yesterday unveiled a series of enhancements to the disaster recovery component of its OpenStack-powered public cloud portfolio that are designed to make it easier for organizations to protect data stored on some of their less accessible – but nonetheless critical – systems. The Helion Continuity Services bundle can help cut between 15 and 50 […]

Microsoft Endorses Docker

Microsoft is lending its considerable presence to the Docker express. The company today announced that future versions of Windows Server will support the application container technology. The strategic partnership with Docker Inc. means that organizations running Windows Server in mixed and virtualized infrastructures will be able to move containerized applications quickly between Windows Server and other environments, […]

HP launches professional services business for OpenStack

Hewlett-Packard Co. may have been late to the party for the OpenStack cloud computing platform, but it’s trying to make up for lost time. The company just rolled out a dedicated consultancy practice that will focus exclusively on helping customer implement the open-source cloud platform in their environments. The launch of the unit comes on […]

HP Helion’s value lies in transitioning SLAs from on-premise to off | #HPdiscover

For customers who have an account on-premise, renegotiating a security approach, policy, standard and SLAs when a service provider partners with public a Cloud provider can be a big problem. At HP Discover in Las Vegas earlier this month, Seamus Dunne, VP of HP Cloud & Data Center Support Services for HP, joined John Furrier […]

The curious case of why Red Hat won’t certify on HP’s OpenStack distro | #HPdiscover

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HP has the ability to run Red Hat’s distribution on its Helion OpenStack platform and welcomes a certification for it. So, why won’t Red Hat certify it on HP? At HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this month, Saar Gillai, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for HP Cloud, joined John Furrier and […]

HP muscles in on Amazon: But will the Helion Network work?

HP is making its OpenStack-based Helion cloud tech available to partners and resellers in a desperate bid to take on Amazon’s mammoth cloud. The initiative, called the Helion Network, is designed to encourage partners to create their own services to compete with Amazon. Announced at its HP Discover event in Las Vegas, the move represents […]

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