HP CloudStart

HP has launched a new “cloud” bundle.  It appears to be based on ProLiant and Integrity blade servers to allow you to build a private cloud.  It comes with the usual options such as Virtual Connects with Flex-10.  The bundle can include VMware or Hyper-V for ProLiants.  HPs own system will be used for Integrity servers.  So far, it just sounds like any old server/storage kit.  Where’s the cloud?  That comes with a software product called Cloud Service Automation.  There’s little info on it that I can find quickly.  I guess it’s some virtualization agnostic job engine for automating the deployment of resources, etc.

The suite is available in Asia and will slowly be made available around the rest of the world by the end of the year.

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