HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Charles Babcock.

HP has launched a Helion Rack offering that comes pre-configured with OpenStack cloud software, combined with the rich Cloud Foundry development platform. This optimized hardware package is aimed at enterprise customers looking to build out a private cloud infrastructure.

HP is trying to recoup ground heavily contested by competitors Dell, Red Hat, Microsoft, and IBM. These vendors already offer their own on-premises OpenStack private-cloud-building services. However, HP is the sole public cloud service-provider that is also a major supplier of x86 servers, giving the company a shot at shipping pre-configured servers...

That would allow them to be compatible with its Helion public cloud and to plug right into the heart of the enterprise data center. Dell is an x86 server supplier, but no longer offers public cloud infrastructure...

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