HP Helion portfolio updates target hybrid infrastructure biz

HP announced updates to the HP Helion portfolio – targeting enterprises’ transitioning to a hybrid infrastructure.

At HP Discover 2015, HP introduced HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0, the next release of its enterprise cloud solution, and enhancements to HP Helion Managed Cloud Services to manage enterprise workloads in a hosted cloud environment.

HP estimates enterprises can reduce IT maintenance costs by approximately 40 percent by migrating existing systems to a cloud-based architecture. This can free-up capital enterprise IT departments need to modernize application development and pursue new revenue generating opportunities.

“Enterprise customers have a range of needs in moving to the cloud — some need to cloud-enable traditional workloads, while others seek to build next generation ‘cloud native’ apps using modern technologies like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Docker,” said Bill Hilf, senior vice president, HP Helion Product and Service Management.

The Fox Media Cloud is built on HP Helion CloudSystem, supporting the distribution of broadcast quality TV episodes and full length feature films.

“HP Helion CloudSystem has helped our transition to an internal service provider model, enabling the delivery of hybrid cloud services while maintaining control, to provide new services faster, while ensuring high reliability and performance. This has provided us the ability to support the growth of our digital businesses while saving millions,” said John Herbert, executive vice president and CIO of 20th Century Fox.

The expanded support for multiple hypervisors and cloud environments in HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 gives enterprises and service providers added flexibility to gain cloud benefits for their existing and new applications.

HP Helion CloudSystem 9.0 integrates HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion Development Platform to provide an enterprise grade open source platform for cloud native application development and infrastructure.

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