HP Helion Eucalyptus delivers the broadest set of AWS-compatible services including; EC2, S3, EBS, IAM, CloudFormation, Auto Scaling and more. It is based on an open and modular architecture designed to integrate with existing and emerging IT resources such as RiakCS. With HP Helion Eucalyptus, IT and DevOps teams can regain control over costs, performance and security of the cloud without changing existing cloud-native applications.

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AWS-compatibility

HP Helion Eucalyptus provides industry-leading compatibility with popular Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs including EC2, S3, elastic block store (EBS), identity and access management (IAM), auto scaling, elastic load balancing (ELB), and CloudWatch.

Feature Description
EC2-compatible compute Allows you to easily deploy EC2-compatible compute resources and efficiently increase or decrease compute capacity based on applications demands. HP Helion Eucalyptus provides support for popular EC2 features including elastic block store (EBS), elastic ip addresses, CloudWatch, auto scaling, elastic load balancing, and resource tagging.
Customizable instance types Provides default instance types which align closely to instance types available in Amazon EC2 and can be easily customized to meet your needs.
Amazon machine image (AMI) compatible Utilizes a virtual machine image format compatible with AWS’s Amazon machine image (AMI) format and allows you to create, store, or easily import existing AMIs.
S3-compatible object storage Provides an S3-compatible object storage API for easy storage and retrieval of persistent data. The underlying scalable object storage service enables cloud administrators to use any S3-compatible storage service as the backing store.
Elastic block store (EBS)-compatible block storage Offers EBS-compatible block level storage volumes which can be attached to compute instances with support for snapshots and boot from EBS.
Identity and access management (IAM) Provides account, user, and group management compatible with AWS identity and access management (IAM). HP Helion Eucalyptus supports instance roles enabling cloud administrators to avoid the security risk of shared credentials and grant applications permission to resource by delegating access.
CloudFormation Cloudformation enables users to define and use template to automate the creation and management of HP Helion Eucalyptus cloud resources. Users may reuse existing CloudFormation template on AWS and HP Helion Eucalyptus clouds, improving portability of hybrid workloads.
Expanded SDK support Includes enhancements that expand the set of SDKs with demonstrated support. Get more details at the AWS-compatibility wiki page.

Hybrid Cloud Management

The same powerful and easy to use self-service interface in the management console that provisions and manages HP Helion Eucalyptus private cloud resources can manage your AWS public cloud resources. Launch instances, create snapshots, and manage auto scaling groups in private or public clouds from a single environment.

Management console dashboard

Cloud account management

Using the cloud account management features of the Management Console, administrators can create and manage users, groups, credentials, quotas, and policies. Cloud administrators have the power to graphically define policies, choose from existing policy templates, or import existing AWS policies to ensure consistency across cloud environments.

Management Console Access Policy

Networking

HP Helion Eucalyptus offers flexible and scalable virtual networking capabilities compatible with AWS elastic IPs, security groups, and elastic load balancing.

Feature Description
Edge networking Simplifies cloud deployment by enabling the cloud to fit into existing network infrastructure and reduce bottlenecks.
Elastic IPs Mask instance or cluster failures by programmatically remapping public IP addresses to any instance associated with an HP Helion Eucalyptus account.
Security groups Act as a virtual firewall that controls network traffic allowed to reach one or more instances in HP Helion Eucalyptus.
Elastic load balancing Distributes incoming application traffic across multiple HP Helion Eucalyptus instances, providing greater fault tolerance for applications.

Storage

HP Helion Eucalyptus provides S3-compatible object storage and EBS-compatible block storage using industry-standard storage hardware to deliver against a variety of application performance, cost, and reliability requirements.

Feature Description
Scalable object storage Gives cloud administrators the flexibility to implement scale-out storage on top of commodity resources using open source and commercial solutions that implement the S3 interface (e.g., RiakCS).
RiakCS integration Offers commercial support for RiakCS Enterprise. Users of open source RiakCS can seamlessly upgrade to RiakCS Enterprise.
S3-compatible object storage Provides S3-compatible API for object storage which enables easy storage and retrieval of persistent data.
Elastic block store (EBS)-compatible block storage Provides EBS-compatible block level storage volumes which can be attached to compute instances with support for snapshots and boot from EBS.
Industry-standard storage hardware Allows you to leverage existing investments in industry-standard storage hardware including direct-attached storage, NAS, and SAN devices.
Snapshot management Easily snapshot and protect data stored in block storage volumes.

Compute

HP Helion Eucalyptus allows you to use industry-standard servers, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies to deliver cost-effective, AWS-compatible cloud services in your datacenter. It is compatible with EC2 and allows you to easily deploy compute resources and efficiently increase or decrease compute capacity based on application demands.

Feature Description
Pool compute resources Compute resources are virtualized, using the KVM hypervisor, and managed on behalf fo the cloud user for improved utilization and greater cost efficiency.
Leverage existing hardware investments Deploys easily on existing, industry-standard x86 server hardware.
Virtual machine image management Includes several utilities to rapidly onboard existing applications, simplify image creation, and improve quality. Users can create new images from running instances, or easily import applications stored in Amazon Machine Image (AMI) or VMWare (VMDK) format. Automatically run default and custom tests using the image validation service to identify potential issues more quickly and with less effort.
Bootable image support Simplifies adding new images to your private cloud by removing the need to upload and manage kernel and ramdisk images.
Create from running instance Create instance-store or EBS-backed image from a running instance. Reduces the complexity of forming the image, creating and uploading the bundle.
Auto scaling Allows application developers to scale HP Helion Eucalyptus resources up or down based on policies defined using EC2-compatible APIs and tools. As demand on an application spikes, cloud resources can be seamlessly increased or decreased to maintain performance and meet SLAs.
CloudWatch Provides a reliable and flexible monitoring solution for cloud resources and applications running in HP Helion Eucalyptus. Users can programmatically collect metrics, set alarms, identify trends, and take actions to ensure that applications run smoothly.
Elastic load balancing Distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Helion instances, providing greater fault tolerance for applications.
Resource tagging Allows application developers and cloud administrators to assign customizable metadata to Eucalyptus resources, categorize cloud resources in different ways (e.g., by purpose, owner, or environment), and filter by tags to easily manage and monitor specific resource collections.

Self-service provisioning

In addition to providing REST-based APIs for programmatic access, HP Helion Eucalyptus includes an easy to use management console to provide self-service provisioning of cloud resources to users.

Feature Description
Instance management Allows users to easily create, manage, and delete instances.
EBS volume management Enables users to view existing EBS volumes, create new volumes, attach and detach volumes from a running instance, and delete volumes.
Credentials and key pairs Permits users to view a list of key pairs, create new key pairs, and delete key pairs.
Snapshot management Allows users to view a list of snapshots, create new snapshots, and delete snapshots. Users can also create an EBS volume from a snapshot and register a snapshot as a machine image that can then be launched as an instance.
Elastic IP addresses Enables users to view a list of available elastic IP addresses, allocate new elastic IP addresses from the HP Helion Eucalyptus cloud to the user's account, and associate and/or disassociate elastic IP addresses with running instances.

Cloud management

HP Helion Eucalyptus allows cloud administrators to easily manage their cloud via REST-based APIs, command line interface (CLI), or from the management console.

Feature Description
Web-based cloud account management Performs cloud management functions such as managing users, groups, quotas, and policies.
Identity and access management (IAM) Provides account, user, and group management compatible with AWS identity and access management (IAM). Supports instance roles enabling cloud administrators to avoid the security risk of shared credentials and grant applications permission to resource by delegating access.
Active directory and LDAP integration Integrates with Microsoft active directory (AD) and LDAP directory services for federation of users and groups.
Warm upgrades Provides cloud administrators the freedom to upgrade their private clouds without disrupting running instances.
Zero downtime cloud maintenance Leverages hypervisor live migration technologies to enable zero downtime maintenance on hardware nodes for greater application uptime.
Cloud tomography Operational logging that helps cloud administrators monitor, audit, secure and troubleshooting their private clouds. It includes detailed tracking of client requests throughout and can be used to gain insights into the activity and health of a production cloud.