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HP CloudSystem Matrix software accelerates the path from virtualization to cloud

public cloud. HP CloudSystem Matrix software is a cloud software solution for virtual environments. Today. Many IT organizations want to start small. When you’re ready to transition to advanced cloud solutions like PaaS or SaaS. a self-service portal for IT. As a software offering. As they expand. They want to start understanding how a private cloud can make their organization more flexible and agile. and traditional IT services with complete service lifecycle management. they can add self-service capabilities that make it simple for IT users to request new virtual environments. They see that this strategy provides them opportunities to develop and deploy new business strategies and delivery models that can enhance their ability to survive and thrive in a demanding and unpredictable world—a world where the cloud is a key component of their ability to accelerate innovation. you can build a private cloud within a day with HP CloudSystem Matrix software. and self-service capabilities that a cloud solution can provide. and managed clouds with HP CloudSystem. increasing efficiencies. many IT organizations have reached a high level of maturity with regard to virtualization and are starting to look into the automation. integrated cloud portfolio across private. This solution lets you build a quick infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud solution in hours without a significant additional investment. It can also be extended to advanced solutions such as platform as a service (PaaS) or software as a service (SaaS). 2 . It offers a complete IaaS offering for virtual environments with service provisioning on any x86 servers supported by VMware. helping ensure flexibility and choice. Microsoft® Hyper-V and Red Hat Enterprise LINUX (RHEL) Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) allowing you to leverage existing hardware investments and giving you flexibility in future purchasing decisions. HP CloudSystem Matrix software is delivered through Matrix Operating Environment. flexibility. It includes a built-in infrastructure service designer. and expand from there. you can upgrade to HP Cloud Service Automation for Matrix to add application provisioning to CloudSystem Matrix services. That’s the strategy HP CloudSystem Matrix software was designed to facilitate. big data. to build a pilot or proof of concept for the cloud. and reduced time to market—and are ready to continue down the path to the cloud. taking advantage of the most complete. the core cloud management software in HP CloudSystem Matrix. public. enhancing agility. social media. and simplifying the path to the cloud. and the advent of cloud computing are driving a dramatic shift in the ways enterprises deploy and use IT. and improving financial management. Creating the right cloud delivery strategy is critical to reducing your organization’s risks and building its future. It’s an ideal platform for delivering IaaS.Business white paper | HP CloudSystem Matrix software Executive summary The convergence of mobile technology. HP CloudSystem Matrix does not require or rely on HP hardware. to become significantly more agile and efficient. or you can move to HP Cloud Server Automation software to broker and manage private cloud. and also has the automated provisioning and capacity planning features of HP CloudSystem. HP CloudSystem Matrix software If you’re already taking advantage of the benefits of virtualization—lower costs. and to optimize costs across the enterprise. This shift requires new means and approaches for IT to help organizations accelerate progress towards solving their most pressing challenges—including speeding innovation. This strategy lets you leverage your existing virtualization investments in order to quickly and cost-effectively reap the full benefits of the cloud. increased flexibility and agility.

Start with a few existing virtual machines as the resource pool. but time and resources are usually tight. CloudSystem provides IT with a unified way to offer. with confidence through an end-to-end management and security offering. and traditional IT. and it supports heterogeneous environments. optimizing cost and flexibility. while reducing complexity. The PoC is an important step in the selection process. HP Converged Cloud encompasses a complete portfolio of hardware. public cloud providers.Business white paper | HP CloudSystem Matrix software What HP CloudSystem Matrix software can do for you Deploying the HP CloudSystem Matrix software can bring you tangible benefits in many ways: Move your test and development environment to a cloud Create a dynamic test and development infrastructure that lets you rapidly activate and deactivate test and development environments so you can quickly repurpose infrastructure without reinstallation. and achieve increased space and power efficiencies. then use a virtual machine to install the HP CloudSystem Matrix software. you’ll have a cloud that lets you: • Design a service catalog in the Matrix drag-and-drop infrastructure service designer • Publish service catalogs to a self-service portal accessible to users • Provision services automatically after a service request is made Whether you want to build a simple cloud solution for virtual environments or you’re trying to understand the full HP CloudSystem solution. you can freely move workloads during planned or unplanned downtime to increase and help ensure availability. Finally. and services that allow you to design. and deploy robust cloud solutions across your enterprise. standards-based approach. You can also pool and share resources. Build a quick and simple proof of concept When a demo is not enough. and information. Savvis. applications. As the foundation of our Converged Cloud strategy. With support for a broad set of applications. build. HP Converged Cloud strategy and HP CloudSystem To help you understand how to use the power of HP CloudSystem Matrix software in your organization. and managed clouds. improving utilization and reducing cost. providing customers with choice through an open. cutting costs. With HP CloudSystem Matrix software. and with consistency through a common architecture across all delivery models. it’s extensible to existing IT infrastructure. In a day or less. and manage services across private clouds. HP Converged Cloud is an industry first: a comprehensive hybrid delivery approach based on a common architecture that spans traditional IT and public. This “cloud bursting” capability lets you access resources in the public cloud that are paid for only when used. you can build a PoC quickly without adding new hardware. It extends the power of the cloud across infrastructure. Use of capacity planning can help you contain server sprawl. many organizations build a proof of concept (PoC) to understand how the solution can meet their main requirements in a real environment. 3 . let’s look at how it fits into our Converged Cloud strategy as part of our HP CloudSystem solution. CloudSystem Matrix software will let you provision services both within your private cloud and at selected cloud service providers including HP Cloud Services. private. provision. software. a simple and quick PoC will let you experience the full benefits of cloud computing instantly. and improving reliability. improve utilization. HP CloudSystem is built on proven HP Cloud Service Automation and Converged Infrastructure. It provides the flexibility to scale capacity within and outside the data center. and Amazon. In fact. and released when no longer needed. Expand the cloud to include your production infrastructure You can use HP CloudSystem Matrix software orchestration capabilities to accelerate delivery of shared infrastructure services.

The trial version is fully capable and comes with step-by-step instructions on how to use HP CloudSystem Matrix software for a virtual environment with VMware and/or Microsoft Hyper-V. not months. Start with a quick pilot. you can have a complete IaaS cloud up and running in several hours. • HP CloudSystem Enterprise: For those looking to deploy private and hybrid cloud environments and the full range of service models (IaaS. The new included ability to provision services to a RHEL KVM requires HP technical services to install and configure. Design a service catalog with VMs leveraging existing VM templates. or delete service. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and Your organization will gain greater agility and become more responsive to the unpredictable demands of today’s. • HP CloudSystem Service Provider: Public or hosted private cloud designed for service providers to provide public cloud IaaS and SaaS. For more information Get started today—download the customer-installable HP CloudSystem Matrix software at hp. 2. 3. This offering provides a single service view of the client’s environments—from private cloud to public clouds to traditional IT—with advanced application-to-infrastructure lifecycle management.S. Set the virtualized infrastructure to be managed and apply license. February 2013 .P. as well as basic application deployment and monitoring. and services private cloud solution that provides IaaS. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. 4AA4-1993ENW. then move rapidly to full-scale deployment. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Sign up for updates hp. and SaaS). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.Business white paper | HP CloudSystem Matrix software Full range of cloud offerings HP CloudSystem has three integrated offerings. as well as an avenue for growth and expansion. change lease period. Connect to a VM management server like vCenter or System Center server. Microsoft is a Share with colleagues Rate this document © Copyright 2012–2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. 4. Create additional users for the cloud solution. Once you finish the installation. PaaS. IT environment while enjoying lower costs and greater flexibility. This entry offering allows you to provision infrastructure and applications in minutes. 6. Manage service lifecycle functions like modify configuration. leveraging your current investment. L. These offerings provide a range of services for all customers. 5. There’s no easier way to introduce your organization to the benefits of cloud computing. The offerings include: • HP CloudSystem Matrix: An integrated hardware. including aggregation and management of those services. software. Start with a trial version The easiest way to get started with HP CloudSystem Matrix software is to download a 90-day trial. With HP CloudSystem Matrix software. perform the following steps to allow users to request a service from the self-service portal: 1. Configure server pool and network pool. without the need to configure deployment servers or dynamic storage provisions. and tomorrow’s. It’s an investment in the future of your enterprise. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.