HP Brings Fibre Channel Storage To OpenStack Clouds


In addition to integrating its storage with OpenStack, HP is also integrating OpenStack with HP CloudSystem.

HP CloudSystem is HP's converged infrastructure platform for helping businesses and service providers build and manage services across private, public and hybrid environments with full automation, support for multiple hypervisors and operating systems, and bursting capabilities for delivering services across multiple clouds. It is built on the company's ProLiant server platform and its storage technology.

With the new OpenStack integration, HP CloudSystem 7.2 can use OpenStack clouds to support bursting on a temporary pay-as-you-go basis, HP's Nunes said.

Also new with HP CloudSystem 7.2 are new bursting activation services that help enterprises and service providers burst cloud processes from one HP CloudSystem to another and educate them on operating and managing the bursting technology.

HP also unveiled HP Cloud Messaging, a new service to help developers add fault-tolerant technology to applications, Nunes said.

"It duplicates messages on multiple servers in a cloud so any disruption will not interrupt services," he said.

PUBLISHED APRIL 15, 2013