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HP CloudSystem Matrix software accelerates the path from virtualization to cloud

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

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

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