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HP Cloud Services Move To Public Beta Today

Written by  Raja Rao | 14 May 2012
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hpHP has today annoucned the launch of its cloud platform as a public beta release. The product stack that are on beta release include HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Relational Database of MySQL Service and HP Cloud Object Storage. They are all on offer on a pay-as-you-go model. All such cloud services are built on OpenStack offering with no vendor lock-in and atop an opensource architecture.

HP Cloud Compute provides you with the software, control panels, and APIs required to run instances and manage your own cloud. In addition, HP Cloud Compute supports a variety of standard hardware configurations, and benefits from the KVM hypervisor technology. With a 50% discount whilst in public beta the pricing is classified to t-shirt sized instances from XS to XXL with extra small starting from $0.04/hr for a 30 GB local disk and 1GB RAM. XXL goes up-to 960 GB disk space and 32 GB RAM priced at $1.28/hr.

Cloud Relational Database for MySQL is a managed, web-based service that provides you with on-demand access to your application data stored in a relation-based structure. While the database administration tasks are default managed by HP, one has to be an exisiting HP Cloud Services customer to give it a go.

The beta cloud services includes a content delivery network (CDN) powered by the industry leader Akamai, for caching the data and address the latency issues enabling data availability across the globe. The CDN Bandwidth pricing is divided to three types based on location with 16 cents to 7 cents across 10 TB to 100 TB respectively across North America, Europe and Latin America. Likewise 19 cents to 10 cents for Japan, HongKong and Singapore and 39 cents to 32 cents for rest of the world.

HP Cloud Object Storage meets all the minimum storage requirements like being able to access from anywhere and from any device, with typical usecases ranging from plain storage to archiving, back ups, audio and video transcoding and not the least MapReduce analytics clusters. Without neither a minimum fee nor longterm commitments, the storage offering appeals with reasonable pricing at $0.12/month upto 0-50 TB to $0.10/month upto 950 TB storage tier. The pricing is based on Our pricing is based on how much virtual storage is used each month ($/GB/mo.), the amount of data transferred ($/GB/mo.), and the number of requests (Get, Put, Post, Copy, or List) made ($/1000 requests).

Along with provision of RESTful APIs and a Ruby Fog API, it comes by default with API bindings such as PHP, Apache libcloud, Python, and C# that can be used on HP Cloud Compute leveraging power of OpenStack platform. It also comes with a web interface to manage your resources and perform basic operations, like creating new instances, rebooting, or deleting existing instances.

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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