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HP Offers Free Access To OpenStack

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the like-amazon-apis-but-open-source dept.

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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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AC offers free access to FIRST POST (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40782861)

This is that post.

Re:AC offers free access to FIRST POST (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40782889)

Maybe free access to NIGERFAGET as well.

Kinda free (4, Insightful)

houstonbofh (602064) | about a year and a half ago | (#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.

Re:Kinda free (correction) (4, Informative)

jspoon (585173) | about a year and a half ago | (#40783291)

Most of the services on Amazon's free tier expire after 12 months. That's still pretty generous though. http://aws.amazon.com/free/ [amazon.com]

Re:Kinda free (correction) (3, Interesting)

gbjbaanb (229885) | about a year and a half ago | (#40783763)

And then there's RedHat's OpenShift [redhat.com] that appears to be free forever as long as you don't need much power. I guess that might change if it gets real popular, but then real popular should mean they have a lot of paying customers to subsidise the freebie option.

Re:Kinda free (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783391)

Where is this mythical free Amazon EC2 account? I had one for one year, then they started billing. Throttling on the free service is fine if you're designing for a 50Mhz server [gregsramblings.com].

Re:Kinda free (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783401)

The day will come where you will have to justify to the cloud provider why you are running what regardless of
whether you're paying out of your ear or not. That's why I hate "the cloud" it's controlled computing and the
day will come when they will start asking questions and shutting you down

Re:Kinda free (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783435)

With HP, it is a gamble.

Just like their computers...

Re:Kinda free (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783465)

And just like when the black guys spooge in your mom.

Re:Kinda free (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783489)

They'll have to dig her up first

Re:Kinda free (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783519)

Uh huh. And, yes, there is a reason you have nappy hair and you don't look like your mom's peckerwood husband but instead like Tyrone from a couple streets over.

Shit (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40782953)

Looks like more Java shit. Pass. I don't trust things written by fry cooks.

If its like the rest of their software... (3, Insightful)

who_stole_my_kidneys (1956012) | about a year and a half ago | (#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.

Re:If its like the rest of their software... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783977)

OpenStack isn't HP software.....

Let's say it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783497)

Free access is a way to build a customer base to later charge up the ass for these services.

Mkay?

There is no free lunch and no free Cloud 'services".

Let's just get that in the open, okay?

Any and All "Free" services are to get market share to later fuck us up the ass.

Let's express the obvious here to to tell the marketing people that they are morons and we don't buy their idiotic marketing mumbo jumbo..

Okay?!?

HP Cloud is horseshit. Let's get that out of the way.

Thank you.

-A cantankerous Old timer who'd pissed off of dipshit marketing terms with little if any tech behind them.

Unusually overt slashvertisement (1)

DragonWriter (970822) | about a year and a half ago | (#40783599)

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 kind of ad, unlike the more normal kind.)

Re:Unusually overt slashvertisement (1)

ajo_arctus (1215290) | about a year and a half ago | (#40788003)

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 a waste of time.

Appfog is doing the same, but it's not a trial. (1)

JeremyMorgan (1428075) | about a year and a half ago | (#40783651)

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.

Huge run on sentence (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783685)

So is this just some ex-slashdot DB admin's slashvertisement? The story is so confusing and pointless.

Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (1)

CHK6 (583097) | about a year and a half ago | (#40783699)

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.

Re:Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783725)

Please ignore the parent. He is a registered sex offender who is known for raping 7 year old boys.

Re:Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783761)

Please ignore both of the above posts. They were made by me, for the purpose of trolling.

Re:Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (0)

CHK6 (583097) | about a year and a half ago | (#40783877)

Spoken like a true HP salesman. FUD is taught day one. Personal slander is taught on the second day of business ethics.

Re:Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40783927)

*whooop* *whooop* PEDO RAPIST ALERT! *whooop* *whooop* PEDO RAPIST ALERT! *whoooop* *whooop*

Re:Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (1)

Gizzmonic (412910) | about a year and a half ago | (#40784119)

OpenStack is offered by a variety of vendors...it's the Linux to AWS' Windows.

Re:Beware of free milk from IaaS / SaaS providers (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40785419)

Or use OpenQRM and make a hybrid cloud out of all cloud stacks.
(The small compute-platform seems to run my alfresco setup quite nicely, actually, in contrast to comparable Azure or AWS instances that hang all the time.)

the onion noticed .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#40866135)

The onion has some funny satire inspired by this move to open stack by hp

google HP Offers 'That Cloud Thing Everyone Is Talking About'

or watch on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ntPxdWAWq8

if hp can deliver on the promise of "1,000" capacity it will be a game changer.

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