HP Moves Cloud Forward With The Release Of Helion

HP Moves Cloud Forward With The Release Of Helion

HP Moves Cloud Forward With The Release Of Helion

A centerpiece of the HP Discover event held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas between June 10 and 12, 2014, was the unveiling of the HP Helion Network, touted as the next generation of cloud solutions. With keynotes from executive heavyweights Bill Veghte, Bill Hilf and Martin Fink, and with onstage cameos from AT&T, Intel, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) and others, HP intends to make a splash with this catch-all service, intended to carry the OpenStack®-based distributed cloud computing platform to businesses of all types, providing a seamless hybrid ecosystem for them to work in.

HP considers this to be a unique offering in the crowded cloud marketplace, allowing independent software vendors, developers, system integrators and value-added resellers to “accelerate innovation and deliver open standards-based hybrid cloud services.”

This makes the Helion platform appear as a true ecosystem, one that encourages a great deal of interplay between providers and customers, symbolic of the general openness of modern-day innovation, but supported by the power and connections of the HP family.HP Helion Group

Describing itself as “hardware-agnostic,” the HP Helion Network offers its enterprise customers an open, secure hybrid IT environment with no vendor lock-in, and a great deal of room to grow. Significantly, the HP Helion Network also places high priority on meeting country-specific data regulations regarding data sovereignty, retention and protection.

HP promises that partners using the HP Helion Network will be better able to drive new revenue streams and lower costs by providing “differentiated cloud offerings that harness HP and partner technology and expertise.” This will be done in part by expanding the HP Helion portfolio to include Helion OpenStack, designed to address the needs of global enterprises and service providers, and which provides a scale-out, hardened and curated commercial-grade deployment of OpenStack technology with enhancements to simplify installation, provide resiliency and improve manageability. This will be offered under a straightforward pricing model of $1,400 per server for an annual subscription, with multiyear and volume discounts beginning at 50 nodes.

Also on deck is the HP Helion Development Platform, a preview version of the integrated cloud application platform based on CloudFoundry™, fully integrated and tested with HP Helion OpenStack. This is designed to enable enterprise developers to rapidly develop, deploy and scale native cloud applications with world-class developer tools and an open, interoperable platform.

IT transformation to a cloud infrastructure is an imperative today, and Intel remains committed to working with the industry to accelerate the adoption of cloud solutions.” said Jonathan Donaldson, general manager, Software Defined Infrastructure Group, Intel. “Intel is pleased to be collaborating with HP on HP Helion OpenStack to advance its enterprise readiness with a focus on availability, security and ease of deployment.”

In releasing the HP Helion suite, HP is taking great strides in meeting the changing demands of the cloud marketplace head-on. They recognize, as do IT specialists and CxO’s the world over, that no company is obligated to stay with any one hardware vendor any longer, but are turning instead to SaaS solutions from a wide range of cloud providers. HP has aligned itself with a number of industry giants, such as Intel, and as can be observed by the buzz and activity here in Las Vegas, is turning heads.

Such agility from one of the long-established titans of high-tech demonstrates that although cloud is still in its relative infancy, or at best teenagehood, the elders are still willing and able to observe, respond, innovate and evolve.

The HP Helion Network is expected to launch a pilot program in the fourth quarter of 2014 and general availability for HP Helion OpenStack and the HP Helion Development Platform is planned for the same time frame.
For more information, visit http://www8.hp.com/us/en/cloud/helion-overview.html

By Steve Prentice

About Steve Prentice

Steve Prentice is a project manager, writer, speaker and expert on productivity in the workplace, specifically the juncture where people and technology intersect. He is a senior writer for CloudTweaks.

Find out more
View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

E-Commerce Advances For Savvy Marketers

E-Commerce Advances For Savvy Marketers

Digital Marketing Platforms Advertising and marketing techniques have progressed rapidly in the last decade with both channel focus and the direction of content shifting considerably due primarily to advances in cloud technology. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce 2016 singles out a few ecommerce providers who are topping their sector in both ability to execute…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Energy Battle

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Energy Battle

By David Fletcher Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest. Clear attribution (Twitter example: via@cloudtweaks) to our original comic sources is greatly appreciated.

Recent Articles - Posted by
Cloud Comings and Goings

Cloud Comings and Goings

Cloud Power Amazon Web Services – the giant of cloud computing – is on track to do $10 Billion in revenue this year. Yet, rumors swirl that Apple may take a huge chunk of business away from them and Dropbox has definitely left AWS. Is something wrong at AWS? Wait, Salesforce.com (SFDC) – the granddaddy of…

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and opportunities of digital technologies. The concept is not new; we’ve been talking about it in one way or another for decades: paperless office, BYOD, user experience, consumerization of IT – all of these were stepping…

Connecting the Digital Dots with the Internet of Things

Connecting the Digital Dots with the Internet of Things

The IoT Explosion In The Cross-Industry Category Gartner estimates that 6.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use in 2016, nearly a third more than last year, and with attentive patrons such as Samsung, recently committing to invest $1.2 billion into IoT research in the US over four years, we can happily…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables…

Who’s Who In The Booming World Of Data Science

Who’s Who In The Booming World Of Data Science

The World of Data Science The nature of work and business in today’s super-connected world means that every second of every day, the world produces an astonishing amount of data. Consider some of these statistics; every minute, Facebook users share nearly 2.5 million pieces of content, YouTube users upload over 72 hours of content, Apple…

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

How Data Science And Machine Learning Is Enabling Cloud Threat Protection

Data Science and Machine Learning Security breaches have been consistently rising in the past few years. Just In 2015, companies detected 38 percent more security breaches than in the previous year, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016. Those breaches are a major expense — an average of $3.79 million per company,…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

Teach Yourself The Cloud: Cloud Computing Knowledge In 5 Easy Steps

Teach Yourself The Cloud: Cloud Computing Knowledge In 5 Easy Steps

Teach Yourself The Cloud Learn how to get to grips with cloud computing in business  Struggling to get your head around the Cloud? Here are five easy ways you can improve your cloud knowledge and perhaps even introduce cloud systems into your business.  Any new technology can appear daunting, and cloud computing is no exception.…

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design For all you non-techies… You’re probably wondering what big data is (I know I was….a few years back) so let’s get the definitions out of the way so we’re on the same page, okay? Big data is A LOT of data – really, it is. It is a…

The Future of M2M Technology & Opportunities

The Future of M2M Technology & Opportunities

The Future Of The Emerging M2M Here at CloudTweaks, most of our coverage is centered around the growing number of exciting and interconnected emerging markets. Wearable, IoT, M2M, Mobile and Cloud computing to name a few. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about Machine to Machine (M2M) such as the differences between IoT and…