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

HP CloudSystem Foundation empowers your organization to use cloud to accelerate innovation and reduce costs quickly and easily. You can implement core infrastructure services simply, quickly, and cost-efficiently through:

  • Consistency — Consumer-inspired user interfaces significantly increase productivity.
  • Choice — Powered by HP Cloud OS, HP’s implementation of OpenStack technology that enables easy integration and customization.
  • Confidence — Proven in more than 1,100 deployments worldwide, CloudSystem accelerates deployment time, ensures reliability and extends easily.

HP CloudSystem Foundation Brief 1.5MB

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 delivers a simple, proven path to the cloud. It supports multiple hypervisors and enables consumers to access private clouds and virtual resources. 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.

Powered by HP Cloud OS Enterprise-grade OpenStack Technology

At the core of CloudSystem Foundation is HP Helion OpenStack®, HP’s enterprise-grade implementation of OpenStack technology. HP is a major contributor to the OpenStack community. We leveraged the architecture, exposed the APIs, and then hardened them for enterprise use. CloudSystem Foundation includes the following OpenStack service offerings:

  • Nova (compute)
  • Cinder (block storage volumes)
  • Neutron (networking)
  • Keystone (identity)
  • Glance (image)
  • Horizon (dashboard)

The outcome is a computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable. You’ll benefit from consistent, open application programming interfaces (APIs) for integration and portability; flexible, plugin technology to accelerate time-to-market; a dynamic community and ecosystem; and attractive economies of scale.

CloudSystem SoftwareCloudSystem Software

Advanced cloud software for delivering infrastructure, platform, and application services

Enterprise ready OpenStack® technology-based software for delivering core infrastructure services

An integral component of CloudSystem Enterprise software

Advanced cloud software for delivering cloud services in HP-UX and HP Integrity blade environments

CloudSystem Hardware CloudSystem Hardware

Pre-tested, pre-integrated, and cloud-optimized systems that let you spend time on innovation — not integration

The world's most advanced blade server infrastructure designed to drive business innovation and eliminate sprawl

Complete infrastructure that supports both your business objectives and your business growth

The only primary storage architecture you’ll ever need

The industry’s most complete software-defined network fabric for cloud

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Enterprise server lifecycle automation of tasks such as provisioning, patching, configuration and compliance

Automation of time-consuming manual administrative tasks lowers costs, improves efficiency and enables scaling

A management reporting tool that helps IT organizations convey value in mutually understood, non-IT terms

IT asset management across the lifecycle with policy enforcement, multi-source support and analytics

Remote monitoring of IT infrastructure and applications without installing any software on target systems

Security information and event management (SIEM) software that protects your business through security analytics and compliance solutions

End to end software security for the new style of IT

Proactive security that protects your network from the most advanced and sophisticated attacks

Simplified application protection in virtual or physical environments via unified recovery and automation


Deliver insight and knowledge and identify opportunities to begin a cloud journey

Develops the business case, a transformational plan and multi-year roadmap to move to cloud

Design, develop, migrate, and test applications and business processes to exploit cloud benefits

Best practices and frameworks to build detailed architectures and designs for cloud solutions

Build, integrate, migrate, and deploy cloud solutions

Achieve best-in-class operational efficiency of a cloud environment leveraging the unique knowledge of HP experts and our global infrastructure

Train and certify IT staff to architect, integrate, and administer cloud solutions

Flexible services and capabilities will help support your entire IT lifecycle

Avoid long internal procurement cycles by having systems shipped and installed, but only start your payment when you begin to use your equipment

Generate the cash you need to invest in cloud by converting your IT equipment from ownership to a flexible usage model

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