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HP Offers Free Access To OpenStack 30

krow writes "HP Cloud is offering free access to Open Stack via its public cloud. Adoption of the Open Stack APIs is growing, and we [note: 'krow' is also known as Brian Aker, once Slashdot's 'database thug,' later the creator of the Drizzle database, and now an HP Fellow] are offering up access to push tool integration and adoption around the APIs. Most recently we have been able to add support for on-demand Jenkins orchestration via the JCloud's plugin. API as well as console access is being made to the computer, object storage, and CDN interfaces. There are images being provided for different Linux distributions, and additionally images for Bitnami, ActiveState's Stackato, and Enterprise DB's Postgres images."
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HP Offers Free Access To OpenStack

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  • Kinda free (Score:5, Insightful)

    by houstonbofh ( 602064 ) on Thursday July 26, 2012 @04:10PM (#40782925)
    Amazon has a free account forever, until you out grow it. This one is "up to" three months, or until you outgrow it. In most cases, the proof of concept takes longer than three months to prove and fund. That means with Amazon you can try something without having to get major approvals, and just show a working prototype. With HP, it is a gamble.
  • by who_stole_my_kidneys ( 1956012 ) on Thursday July 26, 2012 @04:26PM (#40783181)
    It wont be worth wiping your ass with. Historically HP's software has been dog shit and continues to be. I don't need more headache's from HP so ill pass on this one.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      OpenStack isn't HP software.....

  • Usually, slashvertisements attempt to sneak by as industry news, cloaked in a veil of third-party language and trying to pretend to be mostly about new developments in the industry and less about "sign up for our service now".

    I suppose there's a sense in which this more overt slashvertisement is an improvement (in that it doesn't pretend to be something its not). I just hope Slashdot is getting paid more for this than it would be for a regular ad (since there's no option for established users to hide this k

    • I hope that Slashdot aren't getting paid for that, because if it truly is an advert, it's one of the crummiest adverts I've ever seen.

      I mean, I'm pretty up on 'cloud' stuff. I use EC2 extensively. I'm up on Java, I write quite a bit of that stuff. I recognise many of the buzzwords in the post but I don't have the slightest clue what they're talking about or what exactly HP are offering. And I don't care enough about this gap in my knowledge to click any of the links and find out, because I suspect it'll be

  • Appfog is also offering free accounts, with 2 gig of RAM to use as long as you want. This seems like a great way to build your app and get it started, then once you grow you can fund the required expansion. Very startup friendly.

  • This is the free as in milk tactic in hopes to get IT departments hooked on HP services. Cloud services are awesome if you are into IT-BDSM. Because you are slipping your privates into a noose someone else controls. First visit is free, you like it, then you start to need it, then you are trapped. This is another form of vendor lock-in.

    Well played HP. Or should I say Madam HP?

    If you want cloud services, then build it yourself using the exact thing HP is using for free. Openstack.
    • OpenStack is offered by a variety of's the Linux to AWS' Windows.

  • So, no bandwidth available for such. Pity.

  • X, Y, Z, and T

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