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
 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.