HP Cloud Compute Overview

Leveraging OpenStack Compute, HP Cloud compute provides a way to instantiate virtual servers on publicly accessible physical machines hosted in HP data centers. Key terms include:

  • Flavor - A unique combination of disk space, memory capacity, and CPU
  • Image - A collection of files used as a base installation, typically an operating system such as Ubuntu 10.10 or something similar.
  • Server - An instance created out of a Flavor + an Image

A variety of flavors and images are provided by HP Cloud compute that can be used to create a wide mix of servers. The best way to learn more is to start using it yourself over at the Management Console. If you have any questions, try our Forums where you can learn from our own internal experts as well as other users in the HP Public Cloud community.

HP Cloud currently offers two versions of our cloud—v12.12 and the latest v13.5. See the Version Overview page for a description of what's new in v13.5.

Note: For security purposes, when you create a server in HP Cloud v12.12, it is automatically assigned a floating, non-removable IP address. With the latest v13.5, you have the full functionality of the OpenStack Neutron project complemented with Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology from HP Networking.


Do you need low level, raw REST API access to HP Cloud compute? Take a look at the Compute API page for the version of HP Cloud you are using:


If you are looking for an easier to use, language-specific way of using HP Cloud compute, check out our Bindings section.


Want scriptable access you can put in a cron job or something similar? Go on over to our CLI documentation.

For further information

Check out the following pages for more information on using HP Cloud compute services: