HP provides CloudSystem 8

A new service marketplace makes it easy for administrators to distribute features from cloud solutions. HP is now leveraging OpenStack as the foundation for this new cloud management solution, resulting in more interoperability with third-party systems.

HP provides CloudSystem 8, an integrated environment for building and managing cloud services. One of the new features is a service marketplace that allows users, designers and administrators to access the required functions according to their needs. According to HP, the implementation can be implemented quickly and the system can scale without restrictions to a provider solution, according to HP.

HP CloudSystem 8 provides specific user interfaces for end users, designers, and administrators that provide access to the relevant features. The publication of the interfaces can be defined via graphical elements. In addition, the designers and administrators interface is based on the same structure as the HP OneView infrastructure management software, which shortens the training time for these two groups of users.

Built on HP Converged Infrastructure and HP Cloud Service Automation, CloudSystem integrates servers, storage, networking, security, and management capabilities, and automates lifecycle management for infrastructure, applications, and hybrid service delivery.

Through support for Open Stack, HP is also expanding the application area of CloudSystem 8, which was previously offered only for the infrastructure solution HP Convergent Cloud 700 and HP OneView . HP also provides access to third-party hardware through Open Stack. Infrastructure management for HP CloudSystem 8 is done through HP OneView. The HP Operations Orchestration process automation tool provides cross-system cloud service automation and orchestration.

With the HP Converged System, the user has the choice of three versions, each using c7000 server blades and HP-3PAR storage: The Small variant includes eight server blades and HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200. With Medium, the user decides on a configuration consisting of 16 server blades and HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400. Large offers 64 server blades and a HP 3PAR StoreServ 10800 with a total of 6 nodes. For hypervisors, HP vSphere (VMware), Hyper-V (Microsoft) or KVM (RedHat) is available for selection.

Through its own HP OpenStack distribution, CloudOS , HP delivers the OpenStack modules Compute (code name Nova), Block Storage (Cinder), Network (Neutron), Identity (Keystone), Image (Glance) and Dashboard (Horizon). HP CloudOS also adds plug-ins with a software-defined networking controller, an admin frontend for Horizon, and vCenter integration with vCenter integration. In addition, there is a topology designer that is compatible with TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications).

In addition, HP Version 8 enhances HP CloudSystem preinstalled and out-of-the-box bursting options: In addition to AWS, HP Public Cloud, and the cloud infrastructure of selected HP PartnerOne providers, HP CloudSystem 8 now also supports Microsoft Azure and Service Providers SFR and Arsys.

HP offers CloudSystem 8 in three designs: CloudSystem Foundation is designed for newcomers and offers, among other things, a limited version of the process management tools Operations Orchestration and HP Cloud OS.

For operators of a larger IaaS or PaaS environment, or for the integration of an existing HP CloudSystem 7, HP CloudSystem Enterprise. The user then receives HP Cloud Service Automation, HP Operations Orchestration, the CloudOS Provisioning Service, and the Matrix Operating Environment for CloudSystem 7 system operations control.

Users who want to deploy infrastructure and platform services as well as software services (SaaS) can extend CloudSystem Enterprise with additional software modules that enable the definition, implementation, and management of software services throughout the lifecycle to decommissioning.

Users can choose between pricing per operating system instance (OSI) or pricing per server. For pricing per operating system, the license is not time-limited; for pricing per server, it is valid for the lifetime of the physical server.

For example, the HP CloudSystem 8 Foundation costs $ 990 for ten virtual machines plus one year of support. The same system for a physical server with any number of virtual machines costs $ 1,290. HP CloudSystem Enterprise for ten operating system instances costs $ 2990 with one year of support and $ 3490 in the single server variant. Currently, 1100 companies worldwide use HP CloudSystem.