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

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

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

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