HP Runs CloudSystem Through Both Public And Private Clouds

Hewlett-Packard has launched a new feature that will allow businesses to offer their services via the company’s own data center, or through any public cloud, HP announced.

The new product was unveiled on Tuesday at the HP Discover conference held in Las Vegas. HP introduced this feature as a part of the update to the company’s CloudSystem appliance.

With this update, businesses can now deploy their applications either via public clouds that usually offer more computing and storage resources, or via HP’s own CloudSystem platform on a pay-as-you-go basis.

"We're going to allow customers to dynamically provision and harness IT resources, bursting and grabbing them from an external services provider," said vice president of HP's cloud solutions and infrastructure division Steve Dietch, ZD Net reports.

"If there are security or compliance concerns they'll be able to burst internally as well," the vice president added.

Dietch also bragged that CloudSystems can now be deployed for the management of non-HP servers, provided they are based on AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon processors.

HP also mentioned that this new product is still being previewed, but it should be available on the market later this year.