Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) without the complexity

HP CloudSystem Foundation is an ideal entry point for businesses that want to build and manage cloud environments. Designed by HP and the open-source community, it is a great starting point for businesses beginning their cloud journey but know they need a solution designed for the multi-vendor, multi-platform reality of today’s IT service delivery needs. CloudSystem Foundation addresses the three key challenges they face when moving to the cloud:

  • Manageability – one management approach, across public, private, managed cloud & traditional IT
  • Control – security and compliance controls
  • Responsiveness - deliver what the business needs, on demand, on a global basis, quickly, and at the right cost

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HP leads the pack

CloudSystem is recognized as the leader by industry experts

HP is recognized as the “sole private cloud leader,” whose “combined solution scored highest in the evaluation for its current offering” in Forrester Research, Inc.’s, "The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013

“CloudSystem Enterprise is one of the first OpenStack®-based private cloud solutions and, more importantly, HP has effectively used this head start to develop additional capabilities while presenting a clean and navigable user interface.”

Your fast-track to core infrastructure services

HP CloudSystem Foundation provides all of the essential cloud management capabilities needed for a simple, proven path to cloud. It delivers simple infrastructure services within minutes; open application programming interfaces (APIs); fast and easy installation; simple administration aligned with the HP OneView console and the ability to seamlessly upgrade to CloudSystem Enterprise in the future.

This ready-to-go, pre-integrated appliance can be deployed in hours. It features:

  • Simple infrastructure services provisioned within minutes, leveraging HP’s Cloud OS software.
  • Open APIs — including OpenStack APIs — provided for both administrative and cloud service functions, enabling highly automated cloud delivery.
  • New administration console, aligned with HP OneView — an infrastructure management tool designed from the ground up for convergence, and for managing all HP Converged Infrastructure
  • Fast and easy installation via software appliance delivery model
  • The ability to seamlessly upgrade to CloudSystem Enterprise when you are ready to grow to more advanced cloud services.

The strength of open source and the confidence of the leader in cloud

HP CloudSystem Foundation builds on the strengths of the OpenStack project to provide an agile, open, and secure platform for delivering core cloud infrastructure services. We are a major contributor to the OpenStack community and we leveraged that leadership to create a path to cloud that businesses in the real world can use. Regardless of delivery method (public, private, or both), cloud services can be deployed in minutes instead of days or weeks.

  • Consumer-inspired interfaces for rapid ROI
  • Rapid innovation and extensibility thanks to its open-source integration
  • Full complement of HP services to help you on your cloud journey
  • The confidence of being backed by HP, the #1 provider of cloud solutions world-wide
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