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HP Cloud Services
Industry Cloud computing
Parent Hewlett Packard

HP Cloud Services (HPCS) is a public cloud service from Hewlett-Packard (HP) that offers compute, storage and Content Delivery Network (CDN) services that are accessible via the public Internet. HP has built its cloud infrastructure using OpenStack™ technology[1] .


HP Cloud Services was announced on March 14, 2011, and launched as a public beta on May 10, 2012. HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud CDN were moved into general availability on August 1, 2012.

Converged Cloud[edit]

HPCS is the public cloud component of HP's converged cloud[2] strategy. HP's Converged Cloud encompasses private cloud, managed cloud and public cloud services [3] HP CloudSystem is cloud infrastructure that combines storage, servers, networking and software.

HP Cloud Services[edit]

HP Cloud Services consist of:

  • HP Cloud Compute - An OpenStack™ Compute implementation
  • HP Cloud Object Storage - An OpenStack™ Object Storage implementation
  • HP Cloud CDN - A Content Delivery Network
  • HP Cloud Block Storage - Storage volumes that can be attached to HP Cloud Compute instances
  • HP Cloud Relational Database for MySQL - Managed, On-Demand Database Access
  • HP Cloud Identity Service - An OpenStack™ Identity Services implementation

HP provides access to their public cloud services through APIs[4] command line interfaces (CLIs) and a web based management console. Additionally, several open source language bindings[5] are also available:

  • Ruby
  • Java/Clojure
  • PHP
  • Drupal Module
  • .Net

Partner Ecosystem[edit]

HP Cloud Services has created a Cloud Partner Ecosystem[6] that enables partners to provide services that use the HPCS infrastructure. The Solution Partners program is designed to help Solution Partners enhance their cloud offering and increase exposure to new customers and markets. Solution Partners offer software, applications and cloud services on top of and/or integrated with HP Cloud Services. The program consists of a set of tools, best practices, documentation, and support.

Solution partners such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors provide cloud based web services including:

  • Applications
  • Database
  • Development & Testing
  • Management
  • Mobile
  • Monitoring
  • Security
  • Storage
  • Technology

There is also a pilot program for consulting partners made up of Value-Added Resellers (VARS), Systems Integrators (SIs) and consulting firms.

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External links[edit]

Category:Cloud platforms Category:Cloud storage Category:Cloud infrastructure