HP Officially Launches HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 Cloud Platform

The new version of HP Helion, OpenStack 2.0 will help the enterprises to implement and operate the OpenStack technology with increased security, and management features.

HP HellionGreatResponder.com At “OpenStack Summit Tokyo 2015” the official meet held in Tokyo,  HP announced the worldwide availability of HP Helion OpenStack 2.0. It is an open source based cloud platform, which is designed to meet the requirements of the organizations. Organizations from all around the world, turning to the Open Stack projects because of its flexibility and economics.

“Enterprises want to benefit from the powerful capabilities of OpenStack technology, but they must have the enterprise grade capabilities required to support their businesses,” said Bill Hilf, senior vice president and GM, HP Cloud.

To fulfill the requirements of the organizations who want a perfect mix of traditional IT and cloud technology to run their business smoothly HP has added new features in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 such as enhanced security and lifecycle management. Another great beneficial feature is that there is no more need of any planned or unplanned downtime because the software updating can be rolled over without any downtime.   

 “The configuration, security and scalability advances in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enable organizations to deploy OpenStack technology into production with the confidence that they are backed by the experience and support of a trusted end-to-end technology partner.” Said Bill Hilf.

He further said “I’d call out advances in areas such as lifecycle management and configurability.  HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enables customers to make changes to the structure of their cloud and keep it updated without downtime.”

Some other interesting features which will come in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 are that it provides continuous patch management, including security patches without interrupting the running applications. Network configuration is also flexible, it will enable the organizations to easily connect it to the existing IT infrastructure.

Another great feature of HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 is that it comes with a very easy to use administer interface. The logging and monitoring system can be centralized al a large scale, even across the whole cloud environment. API adherence is very strict, it also enables the cross-cloud compatibility and it comes with the ability to control the upstream ecosystem of third party plug-ins.

The HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enables the organizations to create and manage the software defines networks. It has removed the limits of traditional networking and provided the full automation and agility which is essential for hybrid cloud.

Cisco Aggressively Works with Red Hat to Make Cloud Computing Services Cheaper

The partnership between two giants to make cloud computing services cheaper would unleash the power of Internet of Things (IoT).

CiscoGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced this weekend by Red hat that both Cisco Systems and Red Hat are aggressively working to enhance the security, performance, cost efficiency and reliability of the cloud computing services. This partnership was agreed upon recently to strengthen the concept of Internet of Things IoT in the domain of cloud computing services based on the OpenStack platform. It was further elaborated in the official announcement this week that the vendors are facing serious challenges in the handling of big data; and they are pursuing different strategies based on cloud computing services to make it easier to handle. The development of Internet of Things would be very helpful for these people to manage their big data in the cloud computing ecosystem.

This aggressive approach of both giants would enable the clients to avail the cloud computing services based OpenStack on very cheap rates. This collaborative approach is being undertaken to substantiate the dream of Cisco Systems related to the ‘Application Centric Infrastructure’ based on cloud environment.

redhat“Red Hat has a very large ecosystem and Cisco does as well, so, when you put those two ecosystems together, that provides a lot of opportunities from a vendor standpoint,” said the general manager of Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat Company, Mr. Bryan Che in his official statement. He further added, “The partnership will allow Cisco to integrate its UCS gear with Red Hat’s OpenStack and open source distributions. OpenStack will be combined with Cisco’s UCS servers, Nexus switches and management software. The Cisco-Red Hat integrated systems will be available in different editions, including a starter edition for private clouds, an advanced edition for large private clouds and an advanced ACI edition for deploying scale-out clouds”.

It is very important to note that the dream project of Cisco systems based on Application Specific Infrastructure is a comprehensive approach to manage the big data and other applications in the cloud computing environment at very cheap rates. At present the complexity of the network to manage the big data and other company information is very high, and it requires huge money to manage. Although, Cisco is already helping its customer through two different approaches – Software Defined Networking SDN, and Network Function Virtualization NFV –, which costs them a bit higher than the anticipated cost.

SUSE Launches Cloud4, Latest Version of Cloud Computing Platform Based on OpenStack Icehouse Release

The Cloud4 platform will support multi-hypervisor cloud computing ecosystems with automated high availability (HA) capabilities.

suseGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the SuSe open source software support company on Wednesday August 13, 2014 that it is going to release the latest version of it cloud computing platform named as Cloud4. It is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, which is based on the latest release of the OpenStack cloud version called as Icehouse. The company staked its claim in the domain of cloud computing services and negated the general thinking that Red Hat and Canonical are only Linux based companies that deal with OpenStack cloud platforms.

In an official statement of the company, it was further informed about the features of the newly released cloud computing based product that, it supports the feature of automated high availability (HA), which is very critical for the enterprises and large companies. The Cloud4 infrastructure as a service is capable of support multiple hypervisor at the same time, which will lead to open up a new dimension of interoperability of cloud services among diverse hypervisor providers. This new release will also support the Ceph Distributed Storage System.

The company further claimed, in the official statement that, “SUSE Cloud is the first enterprise distribution with automated high availability (HA) configuration and deployment of the OpenStack cloud services. This ensures the continuous operation of private cloud deployments and the delivery of enterprise-grade Service Level Agreements (SLA).”

In his official comments, the VP of Global Alliance and Marketing at SUSE, Mr. Michael Miller said, “With SUSE Cloud, SUSE has taken the lead in making a standardized OpenStack distribution deployable in today’s enterprise datacenters. SUSE Cloud makes it easy and cost effective to implement a highly available, mixed-hypervisor private cloud infrastructure. And the addition of Ceph distributed storage capabilities increases the value and flexibility of SUSE Cloud in almost any enterprise.” Meanwhile, the Executive Director of OpenStack platform, Mr. Jonathan Bryce commented about the adoptability of the OpenStack platform that, “The OpenStack project is seeing increasingly wide adoption by enterprises. We’ve heard from enterprise users that high availability, integration with their preferred tools and platforms, and access to the latest upstream innovation is important, and that’s exactly the market SUSE is reaching for with Ceph integration and HA tools.”

The statement of the company further maintained that, “SUSE Cloud now includes advanced VMware capabilities for image management and support for VMware Virtual SAN, in addition to previous support for VMware vSphere compute nodes, VMware NSX network virtualization and the vSphere driver for block storage, automation and availability features to ease enterprise adoption of OpenStack and help organizations maximize current IT investments.”