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HP announces Helion Rack, a fully-configured and integrated OpenStack and Cloud Foundry-based private cloud solution

HP has announced ‘Helion Rack’, a pre-configured, pre-tuned and pre-tested private cloud solution, based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies integrated with HP server hardware. The HP Helion Rack has been designed to aid enterprise IT departments speed their cloud deployments, avoiding months designing, developing and deploying a private cloud, by integrating cloud management software and industry chief infrastructure with best practices. HP Helion Rack will be available soon this month, and the pricing will vary as per the configuration.

HP announces Helion Rack, a fully-configured and integrated OpenStack

HP Helion Rack offers a broad private cloud, with integrated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities that support cloud-native applications.

HP Helion Rack, including HP Helion OpenStack, HP Helion Development Platform, and HP ProLiant DL servers, is assembled at the HP factory and arrives ready for installation by HP experts. 

Key features/benefits include:

  • Cloud economics for private cloud deployments – Integrated open source cloud software and industry standard hardware accelerate private cloud implementations with a platform designed to provide and optimize towards the cloud economics enterprises demand.
  • Rapid deployment – A factory built solution utilizing best practices and installed onsite by HP experts eliminate months of design, testing and tuning.
  • Simplified management – A common software and hardware platform architecture simplifies support, administration, updates and maintenance.
  • Easy scaling – Easy to scale-out with additional storage and compute nodes and scale up within each node.
  • Workload flexibility – A flexible workload infrastructure enables customers to meet demanding performance requirements for low-latency and high transactions, while managing of security and compliance requirements.
  • Faster cloud-native application development – Easy access to integrated application services, such as database and messaging services, that add scalability and high availability to applications with multiple languages and framework support.
  • Open architecture – Based on OpenStack technology and Cloud Foundry software, enabling flexibility in workload hosting, application code, management tools and costs.

 “Our clients are looking to reap the full business value of an investment in an OpenStack private cloud solution,” said Chris Saso, executive vice president of Technology, Dasher Technologies, Inc. “A certified, pre-tested and preconfigured solution like the HP Helion Rack streamlines deployment and reduces the risk so that Dasher can help our clients begin using their HP OpenStack private cloud quickly and confidently.”

“Enterprise customers are asking for private clouds that meet their security, reliability and performance requirements, while also providing the openness, flexibility and fast time-to-value they require,” said Narayanan Chellappan, country director, Cloud Division, HP India “HP Helion Rack offers an enterprise class private cloud solution with integrated application lifecycle management, giving organizations the simplified cloud experience they want, with the control and performance they need.”

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