HP builds up OpenStack portfolio with new messaging, bursting services

HP's latest OpenStack integrations include a new public cloud "as-a-service" for developers and private cloud bursting services.


Hewlett-Packard is boasting its dedication to OpenStack through the debut of a handful of new Converged Cloud products being debuted today.

Announced amid the OpenStack Summit in Portland this week, HP is integrating more of the open source cloud computing software with its own portfolio of private and public cloud solutions.

Starting with brand new options, HP has added new private cloud bursting services intended to simplify the startup of hybrid clouds.

Dubbed CloudSystem Bursting Activation Services, HP will provide support to help clients configure the software needed to burst from HP CloudSystem (the tech giant's private cloud flagship product) to another while also streamlining access to additional capacity across multiple HP CloudSystems. Service providers will also be able to use these services to deliver on-demand capacity to customers.

On the public cloud side, HP has a new "as-a-service" model to share. Aimed towards developers, HP Cloud Messaging is supposed to enable building more fault-tolerant apps while reducing downtime by duplicating messages across multiple servers.

The messaging service also uses the OpenStack Marconi API standard, which in turn is designed to set up the program as an intermediary between apps without any installation or configuration required.

HP also updated the overall CloudSystem private cloud. Version 7.2 further integrates OpenStack to enable both the aforementioned bursting services while also supporting RedHat KVM resource pools.

HP CloudSystem 7.2 as well as Cloud Messaging are both available worldwide now, but the bursting activation services won't roll out until the summer.

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