HP launches Cloud Services private beta

8 Sep 2011

Technology giant HP has launched its HP Cloud Services private beta programme, which will prove integral to its rollout of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products.

The company has made early access available for developers to test two initial cloud services: HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage.

·         HP Cloud Compute allows CIOs and IT managers to deploy compute instances on demand. It lets you customise your instances to handle your unique workloads and add new instances to quickly scale.

·         HP Cloud Object Storage provides CIOs and IT managers with scalable online storage capacity on demand. Object storage is ideal for archiving and backing up data, serving static content for web applications, and storing large public or private data sets, such as online files and media.

“At HP Cloud Services, our goal is to provide the next generation of cloud infrastructure, platform services and cloud solutions for developers, ISVs, and businesses of all sizes,” the company said in its blog.

“We recognise that public cloud services should be open and transparent from end-to-end across APIs, infrastructure and software stack.

“We believe that by working closely with the developer community and combining the best open-source technologies with HP’s hardware and software portfolio, we can create the right mix of capabilities that deliver best customer experience,” it said.

Last month, HP joined OpenStack, an infrastructure cloud open-source project.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years