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Moving apps to the Helion Network

By:  Daniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Company


helioncloud.jpgMeg Whitman today announced the global network for helion cloud services, which means that moving workloads between different type of cloud environments and cloud service providers becomes easier.


Based on HP's OpenStack Helion Cloud platform, Meg said the new member-governed organization will provide a secure open-standards network with data sovereignty, workload interoperability and high quality of service around the globe with workload portability in on-premise and off-premise cloud environments.


The ability to move pretty transparently from public to private or vice versa because of OpenStack allows customers that have a private cloud to easily burst into the HP OpenStack cloud, for example. As it is backed up by many HP partners, customers will have a choice on where they want to run their workloads.


The Helion Network will build on HP's Cloud Agile Service Provider Program, which already has 115 service providers around the world and 1,500 private cloud deployments. Among the participants pledging support to the network are AT&T, Intel, Hong Kong Telecom and Synapsis.


While the global network for Helion cloud services is new, Jim Fanella and Jonathan Dove spoke about existing examples of where HP moved workloads quickly from traditional to cloud in their presentation today "Shifting titanic workloads to the cloud—without sinking". They highlighted our efforts to help Seadrill migrate from a traditional infrastructure in Norway to the virtual private cloud of HP in the UK.


Other interesting tidbits from today's announcements at HP Discover in Las Vegas include:

All in all, a very interesting and exciting first day at HP Discover.


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danielamor2.jpgDaniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Company

Daniel’s expertise includes Applications Modernisation (AMod), Cloud, Portals, Web Apps and the SOA domain. He has designed and led the implementation of large-scale, complex applications-related projects with clients throughout Europe. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and is the author of six books and numerous articles in European and US-based publications on IT change. More information about Daniel can be found at

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