HP Helion Cloud is Not Limited By Launching Instances. Here is Introduction to Integrate the HP Cloud Automation Services via Various Images. In other words – it is, important to understand undercloud and overcloud, HP Helion OpenStack and Hundreds of Services by HP. OpenStack is running on hardware which we can access via Horizon Web GUI. That actually limited set of features. What we typically say Cloud Computing Service Catalogue, that is actually very bigger for HP and not exactly lesser than IBM BlueMix.
HP Cloud Automation Services on HP Helion Public Cloud
There is possibly a communication gap between what HP wanted to deliver or has to deliver and their user base. HP exactly like IBM gave importance to the quality of backend delivery. HP’s Cloud Computing is exactly what Richard Stallman’s Cloud Computing is. HP donates huge money to Free Software Foundation. Cloud Computing is not important word to HP as phrase, more important is the high quality raw enterprise grade service delivery. Instead of selling the hardware, HP, IBM are renting the hardware. Rackspace will have different philosophy than HP. Rackspace is a pure software company. Erasing the concept of OpenStack service delivery via Rackspace is important to use HP’s powerful services.
It took four months for us to understand the potential power of HP Helion Public Cloud. For 4+ years we were used with Rackspace. Our freedom was actually limited. First, login to HP Cloud and just do the initial these steps : Go to Instances, click to launch an instance. From the Instance Boot Source dropdown, select Image as source and you will find – HP Helion Development Platform. There will be one Seed. Another will be installer. This is actually a Free Software that is PaaS. Like RedHat OpenShift is a PaaS, it is also a PaaS. In the same way you can develop the software. Like RedHat has Free OpenShift Online, that HP does not have. You need to pay for nodes. If you want, you can pay for HP’s extra addition of paid service. This is actually the Free Software concept. Softwares are free but services are paid. These automate to some extent.
Second most commonly asked and tried to find way is related to OpenStack Heat. That Rackspace style Heat is not present here, you’ll need undercloud and overcloud. It is quite obvious, unless you need 50-60 WordPress installations, what exactly you’ll do with Heat? Not using the SSH is not automation! You need to install HP Helion OpenStack software itself. It is a Free Software.
100% HP supported Automation Services are listed in a different landing web page :
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/software-solutions/cloud-service-automation/ # copy URL to text editor first
HP’s employee’s of other units are talking on dedicated forum :
We possibly delivered the idea what exactly the service catalogues are. If you are searching for small scale automation, then we have various scripts, there are paid third party services, there is container virtualization or even Cloud Init.