HPE Helion

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HPE Helion
IndustryComputer software
IT services
IT consulting
FoundedMay 2014 (2014-05)
Palo Alto, California
United States
Key people
Kerry Bailey, Bobby Patrick, Mark Interrante, Bill Hilf
ParentHewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE Helion was a portfolio of open-source software and integrated systems for enterprise cloud computing. It was announced by HPE Cloud in May 2014.[1] HPE Helion grew from under US$300 million to over US$3 billion by 2016.[citation needed] HP closed the public cloud business on 31 January 2016.[2] HP has hybrid cloud and other offerings but the Helion public cloud offering was shut down.[3]

HPE Helion was based on open-source technology, including OpenStack and Cloud Foundry.


  • HPE Helion OpenStack, product based on OpenStack cloud computing project launched in October 2014.[4][5] The HPE-sponsored cloud services catalogue Cloud28+ exclusively featured software built with HPE Helion OpenStack when it launched in 2014.[6]
  • HPE Helion Stackato is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) based on Cloud Foundry, which HPE acquired in July 2015.[7] Helion Stackato is available for OpenStack, AWS, VMWare and Azure.
  • HPE Helion CloudSystem, an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offering combining HPE Helion OpenStack and HPE Helion Stackato with HPE Proliant server hardware based on a particular use-case, such as distributed compute or distributed object storage. CloudSystem 10 launched in September 2016.[8]
  • HPE Helion Eucalyptus is an Amazon Web Services-compatible platform for building cloud environments, based in the open-source Eucalyptus software, which HPE launched in March 2015.[9] It allows AWS applications to be moved on-premises with no modification to the workload, design patterns, or mindset.

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  1. ^ Osborne, Charlie. "HP to invest $1bn in open-source cloud computing, launches Helion portfolio". ZDNet. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ "HP is officially shutting down its Helion public cloud in January 2016". VentureBeat. 2015-10-21. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  3. ^ Davis, Jessica. "HP Kills Public Cloud, Cedes To AWS, Google, Microsoft". informationweek. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  4. ^ Talbot, Chris. "HP Helion OpenStack, Development Platform Go Live". Talkin' Cloud. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  5. ^ "HP launches first products to support its Helion cloud strategy". Cloudcomputingintelligence.com. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Cloud 28+ catalogue off to a strong start". TechNative. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  7. ^ Fulton III, Scott M. "The PaaS Game Just Changed — HP Has Acquired Stackato from ActiveState". TheNewStack. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Multi Cloud on Your Terms: HPE Helion CloudSystem 10 will be Generally Available this Week". Connect Worldwide. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  9. ^ McAllister, Neil. "HP adds Eucalyptus to Helion cloud, but OpenStack still reigns". The Register. Retrieved 2 December 2016.