Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday launched Helion Rack, an integrated system that includes OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies and best practices. HP's aim is to provide a private cloud in a rack system for enterprises.
According to HP, Helion Rack will save customers time on designing and developing private cloud infrastructure.
While Helion is a public cloud brand for HP, the tech giant has also been rolling out building blocks for scale-out infrastructure. HP recently launched Cloudline hyperscale servers that are designed to play in the so-called white box market. HP also has Helion Content Depot, an integrated system for object storage.
The Helion Rack includes infrastructure and platform services designed to host mission critical cloud apps. The key points:
- The Helion Rack includes HP's OpenStack, development platform and ProLiant DL servers.
- HP builds the system at its factory so it's set up to be rapidly deployed. Helion Rack is tested and tuned.
- The system has built-in management tools as well as the ability to adapt to low-latency applications as well as compliance requirements.
- HP said Helion Rack is based on open architecture.
- Pricing varies by configuration.