Helion will include cloud products and services that enable organizations to build and manage hybrid IT environments.
HP has announced that it will invest $1 billion over the next two years to enhance its OpenStack offerings and build on the Helion brand.
With these new announcements, HP has made it clear that it is keen to establish itself as a new age cloud player, and break free from its image of a traditional IT vendor. With Helion, it is looking to redefine itself by keeping its cloud offerings at the forefront.
HP’s cloud business is growing by 60% year on year.
Ramachandran said that the cloud opportunity in India is substantial with the Indian cloud market growing at a CAGR of 28 per cent.
HP also plans to bring in OpenStack in its global data centres.
The new Helion brand will include HP’s integrated cloud solutions, OpenStack software offerings, cloud software and infrastructure, managed services, public cloud and SaaS and professional services around cloud computing.
HP Helion OpenStack based cloud services will be made available globally via HP’s partner network of more than 110 service providers worldwide and in HP data centers. It operates more than 80 data centers in 27 countries. It plans to provide OpenStack based public cloud services in 20 data centers worldwide over the next 18 months.
HP will also enable HP PartnerOne for Cloud partners to deliver and resell OpenStack-based cloud services.