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.

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Cisco Global Cloud Index Predicts a Quadruple Increase in Cloud Traffic by 2019

Cloud traffic will see a quadruple increase in next five years, the numerous factors behind this growth will be public cloud services, personal cloud storage, and Internet of Everything.

ciscoGreatResponder.com  Cisco released the fifth Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014 – 2019) yesterday. A number of forecasts related to the cloud computing services are done in this index. The index shows that the cloud traffic will be increased from 2.1 to 8.6 zetta-bytes till the end of 2019 which is a quadruple increase in the cloud traffic. The report also elaborated the several factors which are behind this accelerated growth of clod traffic such as personal cloud storage for mobile devices, attractiveness of public cloud services for businesses and virtualization in private clouds.

“The Global Cloud Index highlights the fact that the cloud is moving well beyond a regional trend to becoming a mainstream solution globally, with cloud traffic expected to grow more than 30 percent in every worldwide region over the next five years,” said Doug Webster, vice president of service provider marketing, Cisco.

The report further predicts that the Internet of Everything (IoE), which connects the people, data and devices will also impact the traffic growth. The large volume of data generated by the applications of IoE will reach 507.5 zettabytes by 2019. A very small part of this content is stored in data centers today, but the scenario will change as the demand of big data analytics increases.

“Enterprise and government organizations are moving from test cloud environments to trusting clouds with their mission-critical workloads. At the same time, consumers continue to expect on-demand, anytime access to their content and services nearly everywhere. This creates a tremendous opportunity for cloud operators, which will play an increasingly relevant role in the communications industry ecosystem “said Doug Webster.

Today, 73 % of data is stored on client devices like personal computers, but till the end of 2019 majority of data, almost 51 % will move to non-PC devices like smart phones, tablets, and others. With this shift, the demand of personal cloud storage will also increase and almost 55 % of the residential internet population will use personal cloud storage, by 2019. The forecast also estimated that the global Smartphone traffic will reach 201 zettabytes by the end of 2017.

This index and cloud related forecasts indicate toward the need of greater cloud storage capabilities to meet the need of the time.

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Dell Launches MS Azure-Consistent Integrated Cloud Platform Standard CPS

With this new integrated system, organizations of all sizes will become able to use the Microsoft cloud computing platform CPS Standard, which is built on optimized Dell modular infrastructure.

Microsoft and Dell Collaboration

GreatResponder.com  Microsoft Corp and Dell launched a new cloud computing based solution program, which is Microsoft Azure-consistent, and will help organizations of all sizes to use the cloud platform of Microsoft at Dell World. For cloud hybrid, this new Microsoft Azure-consistent, integrated system and other program offerings will help the customers get more benefits from the combination of Azure and Dell platforms without any limitation of choosing a public or on premises cloud computing solutions.

“A core part of our mission to empower every organization on the planet requires us to build world-class platforms and forge deeper partnerships that help businesses of all sizes transform with digital technology,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “By expanding our longstanding partnership with Dell to offer a truly integrated hybrid cloud, we will make the cloud more accessible to organizations of all sizes with the choice and flexibility to best meet their needs.”

The ratio of customers who are turning to hybrid cloud is increased and the main reason behind this turnover is that, organizations want to maintain a proper control of their assets and also want to achieve the agility. Cloud Platform System Standard is the newest addition to the Microsoft CPS family and it is the only integrated system with a true hybrid cloud experience. This system is pre-configured on optimized Dell modular infrastructure which also includes the Microsoft software stack and Azure services.

“Digital transformation is an imperative for business today, and we are making our customers’ journey easier and faster through the adoption of hybrid cloud,” said Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Corporation.

The grouping of Dell’s hardware and the Microsoft’s Azure services and software and consulting services will help the customers and make it an easy journey from inception to implementation. The consultants will be able to help the customers to address a wide range of core business needs. Which will include hybrid infrastructure deployment, backup and disaster recovery, web and mobile development and data and analytics.

To protect the corporate data and applications, Dell, as a cloud solution provider, will provide end to end venture mobility and identity solutions which will be based on EMS and Azure Active Directory. This innovative release is another milestone in the world of hybrid cloud computing.

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