March 25, 2015

HP's Helion Rack Delivers a Pre-Tuned OpenStack Private Cloud

Meg Whitman and HP just continue to double down on OpenStack bets. Today, HP announced HP Helion Rack, a "pre-configured, pre-tuned and pre-tested" private cloud solution, based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry technologies integrated with HP server hardware."HP Helion Rack is designed to help enterprise IT departments speed their cloud deployments, avoiding months designing, developing and deploying a private cloud, by integrating cloud management software and industry leading infrastructure with best practices," notes the announcement.

HP has steadily been making a lot of noise about its commitment to cloud computing overall, and the OpenStack platform in particular. And, back in May of last year, HP chief Meg Whitman announced the cloud-focused Helion brand, and pledged to commit $1 billion over the next two years on products and services surrounding OpenStack. 

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