Grounded in the Cloud
HP Helion brings together all the speed, agility and cost benefits of cloud computing, and with all the possibilities and interoperability of open source. Providing the cloud practitioner in you, the flexibility, reliability and security that enterprises need to move forward with confidence.

In this blog, we will explore the unique challenges and solutions of enterprise cloud deployment and usage. And in so doing, help you on your way to design, build and manage enterprise-grade infrastructure, platform and application services for the Cloud. Come join us now on this journey….

Respond to new application requests in minutes with HP Cloud Maps

A lot of analysts we meet with tell us our Cloud Maps are one of the best kept secrets at HP.  Because I am so nice, I want to let you in on the secret. Cloud Maps are prepackaged, optimized and tested cloud service designs for use with HP CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation software. They automate the deployment of applications in the cloud, making your life easier. HP Cloud Maps provide the fastest way to deploy cloud-enabled applications, and they are a boon to your services teams. Now your teams can deliver repeatable, proven deployments to lower risk and optimize performance levels and have very satisfied customers.


Delivering application services for the cloud today can be difficult. It is a long, cumbersome, complex, error-prone and non-repeatable manual process.  IDC has determined that the time it takes to deploy a cloud service can (at minimum) take 10 weeks or more. This is clearly not good enough when we are talking about the need to move at cloud speed. The promise of cloud is “service in minutes”.  These deployment speeds are more like “Service in tens-of-thousands of minutes”.


HP Cloud Maps provide a better way. To create them we leveraged deep partnerships we have with key independent software vendors (ISVs), our expertise in cloud infrastructure and software, and the knowledge and intellectual property developed in the course of real-world HP customer deployments.


Imagine the possibilities of a “true, quick cloud”


 HP Cloud Maps enable:


  • Repeatable, proven deployment that reduces risk and assures improved service levels
  • Optimized performance, with built-in disaster tolerance, capacity planning, compliance, and life cycle management
  • Savings of up to 200 staff-hours in design, development and deployment for each application environment
  • Fast assembly of application service catalogs, with a portfolio of Cloud Maps for over 100 leading business applications
  • Push-button simple delivery of new applications—often in less than an hour


To learn more about HP Cloud Maps and to download them, go to


Come to the HP Global Partner Conference 2013 Feb 19-21 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada and discover how HP Cloud Maps can accelerate your ability to design and deploy cloud services. Come and see Cloud Maps Demo @ HP Booth, Technology solution and showcase, Product Gallery area.

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Global Marketing Manager at HP in the Converged Application Systems organization, ESSN for Cloud Maps Solution which is a key part of HP’s C...

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