HP this week made announcement that are enhancing its HP Cloud offering with several new services and a partner program aimed at growing the cloud market. The new services include cloud monitoring, load balancing and DNS services.
Dan Baigent, Senior Director, Product Development, Cloud Services at HP, explained to Datamation that the new services are all software based. The load balancing service was built by HP leveraging raw code from HP as well as some open source components.
The core open source component used by HP for its Cloud Load Balancing as a service is the HAproxy project.
“What we have built is a set of extensions that make HAproxy function as a service so you can incorporate it into an application via an API call,” Baigent said.