Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has announced The Helion Network, which is based on the company’s OpenStack Helion Cloud platform, which is a worldwide open network. The service is hardware agnostic, meaning that it is compatible with most operating systems.
HP announced the service at the company’s Discover 2014 conference. The Helion Network will combine independent software sellers, developers and integrators with HP cloud services.
Some of the partners that signed up with the network already include AT&T, Intel, HKT and Synapsis. The partners will resell HP Helion and will cooperate with marketing initiatives while providing customers with different pricing models.
The Helion Network will provide members with a high-security open-standards network with data sovereignty, workload interoperability, and high service quality with portability to work on and off the cloud.
HP is also going to provide increased contributions to Neutron, which is an Open Stack project that will provide network services. HP is planning to release a Helion Network pilot program in the fourth quarter of this year along with HP’s OpenStack-based cloud and development platform.