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"HP CloudSystem is a component of HP Cloud. It enables user organizations to burst workloads to external or internal cloud resources in times of increased workloads or when they want additional compute resources.[31] This function is known as cloud bursting.[32]

Industry sector packages[edit]

HP Cloud includes a number of packages for different industry sectors. For instance, HP Cloud Services for Airlines integrates "Software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to the airline industry. Applications for that include HP Passenger Service Solution, which integrates travel and transportation industry applications into a single airline booking and travel SaaS environment.[33]

HP Helion Professional Services[edit]

HP Professional Services consultants work with user organizations to help them create cloud environments. Businesses that engage with HP Professional Services are those that want to use hybrid cloud and other cloud configurations.[22] These businesses receive advice on how they can implement cloud in a consistent manner and how to get value from their cloud investment. Businesses also receive advice on how to manage the cloud.[21]


HP Cloud Advisory Services—Delivers information on the possible uses for cloud services and solutions and identifies opportunities to begin implementing cloud.

HP Cloud Strategy Services—Develops a business case for moving to cloud, plans how to shift some resources from traditional IT to cloud resources, and designs a multi-year strategy on how to incorporate private, public, and hybrid cloud with traditional IT environments.

HP Applications Transformation to Cloud Services—Delivers design, development, migration, and testing services to enable new and existing applications and business processes to run in the cloud.[34]

HP Cloud Design Services—Provides user organizations with recommended practices for using cloud and frameworks for building detailed architectures and designs for cloud solutions.[22]

HP Cloud Implementation Services—Helps build, integrate, migrate, and deploy cloud solutions based on detailed design and architecture with a transition to operations.

HP Cloud Operation Services—Provides support services for a company's cloud environment.

HP Cloud Education Services—Trains and certifies a company's IT staff and third-party partners to help them architect, integrate, and administer cloud solutions.

HP Helion OpenStack Professional Services—Consultants help a company plan, implement, and run HP clouds in a hybrid IT environment based on the OpenStack technology.[35]

HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud[edit]

"HP Enterprise Services is a global division of Hewlett-Packard that provides business and technology services and is a subsidiary of the HP Enterprise Business unit. HP Enterprise Services are designed to assist businesses with services that include cloud computing, systems integration, network and systems operations, data center management, and applications development.[23] A "Virtual private cloud (VPC) consists of a collection of computing resources that are shared and allotted from within a public cloud installation’s "Multitenant architecture.[36] The VPC can be configured on demand and allows one VPC user to be isolated from other VPC users.

HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud is a managed cloud providing VPC features. It includes security features for businesses that connect to a public cloud through an on-site network, using "Software-defined networking technology.[34] There are five different sizes of VPC installations. Businesses can either manage the VPC themselves or pay a fee to have HP manage it. Multiple copies of a "Virtual LAN (VLAN) are supplied with HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud. This provides a method for businesses to connect through the "Firewall from their on-site network into the VPC, so that the VPC appears to be part of the on-site network.[37]

Businesses that use HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud receive "encrypted backup on a daily basis, performed by HP.[37] The service also performs automated load balancing across the virtual servers in the cloud. Data is stored off-site for the "File systems and "Server operating systems.[37] User organizations choose to retain this data by HP for 30, 60, or 90 days. HP retains local backups of "SQL Server or "Oracle databases in the HP data center for 15 or 30 days; offsite backups can be retained for 15 to 90 days.[37] User organizations choose 50GB, 100GB, or one-terabyte blocks of Storage area network (SAN) storage for server nodes, for which high-availability clustering can be added.[37] Instances for Microsoft "Windows Server, "Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can be provided for HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud.[37]

HP As-a-Service Solution for "SAP HANA, a version of HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud, is a service for the SAP HANA in-memory database. Migration services are for businesses that want to move to the SAP HANA platform. The system is designed to enable businesses to analyze big data.[38] Similar services exist for Enterprise Cloud Services for Oracle and HP Enterprise Cloud Services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.[39] According to published reports, organizations using HP Enterprise Cloud Services for Microsoft Dynamics CRM can use CRM software in a secure fashion and not pay up front for the infrastructure to run it.[40]

Sample installations[edit]

In November 2013, HP Enterprise Services opened in Barcelona the first of two planned data centers to host VPC in Spain.[41] According to published reports, the data centers provide disaster recovery services and high availability.[41] Acting as an investment partner in the project, the government of Catalonia has stated that it intends to use the HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud to reduce by 25 to 30 percent the costs of its Centre for Telecommunications and Information Technology.[41]

The offshore drilling company "Seadrill migrated its worldwide data center operations to HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud in July 2013. According to published reports, Seadrill chose the HP product over competing "IBM and "Capgemini products because it believed the HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud was less expensive and configured so that Seadrill could continue to run legacy applications in its own physical data center.[36]

UNIT4 Business Software announced in February 2014 that it has contracted to use HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud as a secure method to deliver services to its education clients in the United Kingdom.[42]

HP Public Cloud[edit]

HP Public Cloud was a "public cloud service from "Hewlett-Packard (HP) that offered compute, "storage, and platform services that were accessible via the public Internet to developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), SMBs, and enterprises of all sizes (including public sector). HP built its cloud infrastructure using "OpenStack technology, an open source cloud infrastructure project, and planned to deliver end-to-end, converged cloud capabilities that let users manage their cloud deployments across hybrid, private, managed private, and public cloud delivery models with HP Public Cloud offering an open, interoperable, intuitive, and reliable public cloud option.

Cloud solutions[edit]

Cloud products[edit]

Partner ecosystem[edit]

HP Public Cloud had created a Cloud Partner Ecosystem[47] that enabled partners to provide services that use the HP Public Cloud infrastructure. The Solution Partners program was designed to help Solution Partners enhance their cloud offering and increase exposure to new customers and markets. Solution Partners offered software, applications and cloud services on top of and/or integrated with HP Public Cloud. The program consisted of a set of tools, best practices, documentation, and support.

Solution partners such as "platform as a service (PaaS) and "software as a service (SaaS) vendors provide cloud-based web services including:

The Public Cloud Program for VARs enables channel partners to expand their cloud portfolio and market reach. Examples of partner and company types that benefit from this program include:

The Public Cloud Program for GSIs enables system integrators to expand their cloud practice with the complete HP Converged Cloud offering including HP Public Cloud.


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