HP Cloud OS 1.0 made a big splash last week and since 1 Cloud Road is all about Cloud, I figured why not take some time to describe what HP Cloud OS is all about. HP Cloud OS 1.0 is entirely OpenStack powered. For those new to OpenStack, you can visit my Beginner’s Guide To OpenStackÂ for more information.
HP Cloud OS is a foundation technology that is being used for HP’s Converged Cloud Architecture.Â Many products will be using this technology as HP continues to build more solutions around the Cloud. HP Cloud OS is broken down into a set of services and architecture that acts like an Operating System. Essentially HP Cloud OS is designed to be a Data Center Operating System.
HP Cloud OS is broken down into 2 basic areas:
Administrative Environment & Execution Environment:Â The two environments used together allow customers to stand up, manage and get self-service usage from a cloud.
The Execution Environment has 2 layers. Kernel and Base Layer
KERNEL LAYER -Â The Kernel Layer acts like an Operating System Kernel across a Data Center for Cloud which acts as an OS for Cloud. The Kernel Layer is based on the OpenStack infrastructure set of services. The following services from OpenStack are used.
BASE LAYER – The Base Layer contains those advance services above the kernel which provide services to the kernel or essentially perform like a subsystem
The Administration EnvironmentÂ allows operational resources to control the architecture of the cloud and life-cycle manage the architecture
The administration environment is made up of dashboards and tools
*This image below was taken from the
HP Cloud OS Whiteboard delivered by Marc Perreira
All together this creates a cloud Operating System architecture which means any products developed by HP will have an underlying common and consistent feature and function set. This will also apply in hybrid environments which use HP Cloud OS
Here is theÂ Official HP Press Release about HP Cloud OS
Want to give HP Cloud OS a try?Â Check out the HP Cloud OS Sandbox
Disclosure: Â HP sponsored my travel to HP Discover Las Vegas 2013. HP did not have any control or influence in the editorial process. Â The thoughts on this site are my own.