HP Helion Private Cloud For Public Sector
Virtualization and cloud ecosystems are taking over the news lately. As conference season is in full force now, the announcements are going to be coming out at a fast and furious pace.
Among the recent announcements, I was struck by the introduction of HP Helion, their new flagship private cloud offering with a specific target for public sector organizations.
OpenStack Making a Splash With Government
Cloud computing is quickly gaining adoption among public sector branches due to the efficiency and policy-based management that go hand in hand with cloud management and deployment frameworks. HP has taken an interesting and smart tactic to create their Helion iteration of OpenStack in order to meet some specific goals:
- Indemnification for the customer – HP built and branded OpenStack eliminates risk of trademark infringement suits on the platform based on intellectual property battles for the underlying components.
- Private cloud deployment – Allowing the on-premises deployment for customers will enable the expansion of the platform that drives the HP public cloud to move into customer data centers.
We will see how the adoption goes, and it is certainly creating buzz around the OpenStack community with more enterprise vendors leaping on board with their own packaged offerings.
You can read more in the official press release from HP on their Helion OpenStack product.