HP recently unveiled its cloud services (#IaaS) based on #OpenStack. They are providing a $20 per month credit for the first three months to try out the service. I jumped in, and signed up for a cloud account, in order to try out the offer.
On the first log on to control panel, there are currently two services available: #Compute and Object #Storage. Other services are still in beta, where include: #DNS, #LoadBalancer, #Messaging, #Monitoring and #Relational DB MySQL. I went on, and created a basic server using #CentOS 5.8 Server 64-bit image in US West zone, US East is available as well. There are pretty much images available to choose from, both Unix flavors as well as Microsoft Windows. The Unix images available are:
CentOS 5.8 Server 64-bit CentOS 6.3 Server 64-bit Debian Squeeze 6.0.3 Server 64-bit Fedora 18 Server 64-bit Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS Server 64-bit Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 Server 64-bit Ubuntu Natty 11.04 Server 64-bit Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 Server 64-bit Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS Server 64-bit Ubuntu Quantal 12.10 Server 64-bit
BitNami DevPack 1.3-0-linux-ubuntu-12.04 64-bit BitNami Drupal 7.17-0-hp-linux-ubuntu-12.04 64-bit BitNami WebPack 1.4-0-linux-ubuntu-12.04 64-bit EnterpriseDB PPAS 9.1.2 EnterpriseDB PSQL 9.1.3 RightImage_CentOS_6.4_x64_v13.4 RightImage_Ubuntu_12.04_x64_v13.4 SOASTA TestResultService 1.0 Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 x86
The #Compute instance configurations available are:
xsmall - 1 vCPU / 1 GB RAM / 30 GB HD small - 2 vCPU / 2 GB RAM / 60 GB HD medium - 2 vCPU / 4 GB RAM / 120 GB HD large - 4 vCPU / 8 GB RAM / 240 GB HD xlarge - 4 vCPU / 16 GB RAM / 480 GB HD 2xlarge - 8 vCPU / 32 GB RAM / 960 GB HD
Once created, a default security group is assigned to this virtual instance.