HP signed an agreement with Beijing UnionRead Information Technology Ltd., a leading content distribution network service provider and hybrid cloud operator, to build and operate enterprise clouds in China using HP Helion solutions based on OpenStack technology.
The deal is a a significant step forward the HP Helion portfolio, especially in China.
Specifically, UnionRead will establish a dedicated team to build, operate and support community clouds. UnionRead also plans to deploy HP Helion as the technology foundation that extends across its data centers throughout China. UnionRead community clouds will offer the following technical capabilities:
- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) — compute, storage and networking using HP Helion OpenStack commercial distribution.
- Platform as a service (PaaS) — the HP Helion Development Platform based on Cloud Foundry, a leading open-source development project, enabling developers and system integrators to build cloud-native applications using a flexible, open architecture.
- Software as a service (SaaS) — services from HP and HP partners spanning a wide range of business applications, such as big data analytics.
“Community clouds will become increasingly prevalent in China as communities of interest, such as an automotive supply chain or a city government, seek to gain efficiencies and speed by leveraging a common cloud infrastructure,” said Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer, HP. “Through our relationship with UnionRead, we will be able to offer customers a fully supported hybrid-cloud solution, leveraging OpenStack technology, to quickly and reliably build community clouds.”