The new offering, Standing Cloud powered by HP Cloud Services, leverages HP Cloud Services’ infrastructure capabilities and elements of the Standing Cloud Application Marketplace to deliver one-stop application hosting, installation and management via scalable virtual servers on demand. In short, it gives HP Cloud Services customers, including developers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises of all sizes, a vastly simplified way to deploy, manage and distribute applications in the cloud.
Standing Cloud and HP Cloud Services share a common vision of the infrastructure cloud – one that is intuitive, interoperable, open source-based and user-focused, with a minimum of system administration overhead. This collaboration builds on that promise and we’re excited to be working with them. (Read the full press release.)
We're also particularly proud since this marks our first publicly available integration with the OpenStack API.
You might recall we first announced our support for OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system, in public and private cloud computing environments, back in April. At that time, we alluded to other related announcements to come; Well, HP Cloud Services is the first one out of the chute.
Since our launch in 2009, we've been a strong supporters of open source software and the open source community. Our application catalog includes more than 100 open-source applications; plus we support multiple development languages – including Rails, PHP, Java and Python – and manage applications portably on several distributions of Linux.
Our support for OpenStack's open-source infrastructure layer orchestration system follows previous integration and support for comparable commercial systems, including VMware vCloud, Eucalyptus, Flexiant, Nimbula and OnApp. We also integrate with many proprietary APIs and orchestration services, including those available from Amazon Web Services, SoftLayer, GoGrid and others.
These recent announcements reinforces our continued commitment to providing cloud providers and cloud customers with maximum choice and flexibility in emerging cloud platforms and infrastructure environments, and reaffirms our long-time support for both open source software and evolving industry standards.