HPE Fuels GreenLake Expansion with Cloud Support for Azure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the expansion of its HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform to include support for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server.

The HPE GreenLake cloud services deliver the agility and flexibility organizations are looking for in a scalable, simplified and cloud-native architecture on-premises. Joint customers can consolidate virtualized Windows and Linux workloads for efficiency, and run production workloads using a familiar, hybrid environment. The announcement complements HPE’s broad portfolio of hyperconverged infrastructure offerings available via HPE GreenLake, including HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.

As enterprises digitally transform, they require greater control over their data while modernizing their on-premises and edge footprint. Currently, 70 percent of critical production applications and data remain outside the public cloud, in a secure, single tenant environment and at the edge where the data increasingly is created.

HPE GreenLake with Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server enables businesses to transform their on-premises and edge workloads by providing customers with a cloud experience and operating model for applications and workloads close to where the data lives.

“The world is becoming hybrid and that’s why we are so excited about this collaboration with Microsoft, especially as we see significant growth in the hyperconverged infrastructure area,” said Keith White, general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services. “By combining Microsoft Azure Stack HCI with offerings like the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, customers benefit from a unified, automated experience. The solution means customers can determine their own right mix of hybrid cloud and workload placement, with flexibility but also control.”

Hyperconverged infrastructure is a fast-growing industry category founded on the principles of software-defined infrastructure to drive agility with a cloud-like experience. HPE continues to invest and innovate in best-in-class HCI solutions, HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI. Together with HPE’s ecosystem of partners, HPE offers a market-leading portfolio of HCI solutions available as a service through the HPE GreenLake cloud platform. These offerings are optimized to provide customers with choice in selecting the right solution for the right workload, including general purpose and business critical applications, virtualized and containerized applications, and small- and large-scale environments.

Key benefits of HPE GreenLake with Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server:

  • A Cloud Experience – Customers require a flexible cloud platform everywhere, one that provides automation, self-service, capacity on demand, along with the ability to use a broad range of tools, managed for them. Azure Stack HCI, a new hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) operating system, is delivered as an Azure service on the HPE GreenLake cloud platform, to accelerate data center modernization, remote office productivity, and many edge applications.
  • Simplified Hybrid IT Management – Customers can control their services through the Azure portal in the same way they manage their Azure public cloud services. With HPE GreenLake cloud platform, customers can manage, bill and grow their environment as they grow.
  • Data Anywhere with Savings – With Microsoft SQL Server, HPE GreenLake uses defined and tested configurations ready to support database applications of all sizes. HPE delivers pay-per-use pricing, point and-click self-service, scalability, and flexibility of the cloud experience with the security of dedicated, on-premises IT at 30 to 40 percent TCO savings while eliminating the need for overprovisioning.

The HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform provides customers with a foundation to drive digital transformation through an elastic as-a-service platform that can run on premises, at the edge or in a colocation facility. The HPE GreenLake cloud platform combines the simplicity and agility of the cloud with the governance, compliance and visibility that comes with hybrid IT.

HPE GreenLake offers a range of cloud services that accelerate innovation, including cloud services for bare metal, compute, container management, data protection, HCI, high performance compute, machine learning operations, networking, risk management, SAP HANA, storage, VDI and VMs.