HP is set to advance its private and hybrid cloud efforts with an upcoming release of CloudSystem. CloudSystem 8 was announced today and is set for customer availability in early 2014.
CloudSystem was updated earlier this year to version 7.2, which provides new bursting capabilities that enable it to scale out to the public cloud. In the upcoming 8.0 release, Bill Hilf, VP of Converged Cloud Products and Services at HP, explained that the system will now include HP’s CloudOS.
Cloud OS is an HP enhanced version of the open source OpenStack platform, including additional tools and components that HP sees as being a necessary part of a cloud environment. As part of the CloudSystem 8 release, HP is also providing two different versions.