HP Cloud Services comprises an array of cloud-based solutions, including those for public (HP Helion Public Cloud), private (HP Helion Managed Private Cloud), and hybrid (CloudSystem Enterprise Starter Suite) cloud infrastructures, along with auxiliary services, such as converged infrastructure management, application development tools, and cloud automation software, to support these various environments. Primarily used by large enterprises, HP Cloud Services enables organizations to create complex, distributed, hybrid IT environments that work with their internal IT resources. HP Helion Managed Private Cloud comes with IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) capabilities and is backed by a system-level SLA. All of HP’s cloud offerings share a common architecture based on OpenStack
, an open-source cloud-computing platform that is scalable across all of HP’s cloud infrastructures. HP is a platinum sponsor of OpenStack.