HP Extends CloudSystem for OpenStack
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HP is doubling down on its OpenStack efforts with a new CloudSystem 7.2 private cloud release. HP's public cloud offering is also based on OpenStack and the company is a leading contributor to OpenStack development.
"One of the key tenants of CloudSystem has always been its openness. It supports Microsoft, it supports VMware, it supports physical servers and we are now leveraging OpenStack to extend that further," Frances Guida, manager, Cloud Solutions at HP, explained to Datamation.
HP is also enabling cloud bursting, which will enable scaling across OpenStack deployments. With the cloud bursting, one HP CloudSystem deployment can tap into another CloudSystem for scalable deployment resources, thanks to the OpenStack APIs.
HP first started talking about Cloud Bursting with its CloudSystem Matrix release in 2012. The new CloudSystem update extends off that base, according to Guida. The 2012 release was specifically about bursting to HP's partner Saavis as well as Amazon and HP's Public Cloud.
"What we have now done is we have created a more open approach where additional service providers will be able to build this capability themselves, thanks to a standard OpenStack connector," Guida said.