CaaS Featured Article

HP Paves the Way to Hybrid Cloud with Converged Cloud Solution

April 10, 2012

When Hewlett-Packard (News - Alert) released the HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM), it was touted as the foundational platform for HP’s server and storage management. It is a mature systems solution that provides fault monitoring, inventory reporting and configuration management using a Web-based GUI or command line; and, it paved the way for similar solutions. Now, HP is hoping to do the same for hybrid cloud initiatives.

Recently, the company announced its Converged Cloud, a stealth portfolio of services designed for enterprise customers with hybrid cloud environments. Cloud computing enables companies of any size to achieve greater measures of business agility and cost effectiveness. It offers a range of advantages for transforming an IT department from a source of expense to a tool for greater corporate profit. But along with the benefits that accrue with implementing a cloud solution, new issues can arise. Security, data integrity, and high availability (HA) are just some of the concerns. For that reason, companies have felt more secure using hybrid cloud solutions. A hybrid cloud combines aspects of a public and private cloud to extend the infrastructure integrity. 

The HP Converged Cloud converges elements and services for private, managed and public clouds with traditional IT for providing seamless access to cloud-based infrastructures, applications and information anywhere at any time. HP Cloud Services is based on the open source OpenStack cloud fabric. It has five core components: the Nova compute controller, Swift (News - Alert) object storage, Horizon administration dashboard, Keystone identity manager, and Glance image service.

According to Thomas Ryan, vice president of marketplace and ecosystem within HP’s Cloud Services unit, “HP has come up with its own Cloud Block Storage analog to Amazon's Elastic Block Storage service that will complement the Swift service.” HP Cloud Maps will be part of the new service being rolled out. It offers a set of pre-packaged templates to produce apps ready for push-button deployment as well as virtual application networks for combating the bottlenecks in workflows seen with older, legacy networks. HP will offer the new solution in beta mode as a public Infrastructure-as-a-Service on Thursday, May 10.




Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

Article comments powered by Disqus

Related CaaS Articles

PricewaterhouseCoopers Becomes Latest Apps for Work and Google Cloud Platform Partner

The cloud marketplace is getting extremely competitive as major players in the IT industry continue to provide services in this environment. While Amazon's AWS still leads the pack, Google, Microsoft, IBM and others are making sizeable investments to overtake Amazon. This has resulted in a price war that is benefiting individual consumers and organizations of all sizes. [ Read More ]
10/30/2014

CounterPath Awarded Patent on Cross-Network UC

CounterPath Corp. has received a patent that has to do with enabling a seamless user experience by converting the communication features of one network to comparable features of another. This allows users can stay connected among cellular and other wireless networks. The company announced the award of patent No. US 8848880 today. [ Read More ]
10/29/2014

NXP Implements FIDO U2F for Accessing Consumer Cloud Services

One of the biggest roadblocks to cloud technology adoption was the issue of security. In light of Edward Snowden's revelation about the activities of the NSA, that apprehension grew even stronger as organizations around the world began to question the merits of full cloud deployments. But new policies from the NSA and the Obama administration as well as improved security measures by service providers have alleviated some of the hesitation resulting in higher migration to the cloud. NXP Semicondu… [ Read More ]
10/28/2014

The Costs and Benefits of Hosted Unified Communications

As noted at the top, this will enable you to make fact-based business cases for moving to hosted UC in way that fits into your organization's needs and budget. It should also be noted that if you missed our previous two webinars, you can find the links to the replays at Don't Miss Out On UC!, and [ Read More ]
10/27/2014

Events

Weekly Live Demo
CaaS Small Center

Register Today!


Weekly Live Demo
Contact Center Solutions

Register Today!