Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fuels HPE GreenLake Expansion with Cloud Services Support for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fuels HPE GreenLake Expansion with Cloud Services Support for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced the  expansion of its HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform to include support for Microsoft Azure Stack  HCI and Microsoft SQL Server. The new 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. This announcement  complements HPE’s broad portfolio of hyperconverged infrastructure offerings now 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 per cent 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 created1. 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. We continue to deepen our  collaboration with Microsoft to develop comprehensive solutions that help customers transform to  modern cloud-driven organizations.”  

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.  

“HPE Greenlake integration with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server is the latest  collaboration in a long and productive relationship between Microsoft and HPE,” said Roanne Sones,  Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform. “The shared work to integrate HPE  GreenLake with Microsoft offerings gives our customers a managed services solution that offers  simplicity, flexibility, and the economics that work for their environments, plus the benefit of  ongoing security expertise from Azure and HPE.” 

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 that 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 per cent TCO  savings while eliminating the need for overprovisioning.  

The HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform provides customers with a powerful 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. The HPE  GreenLake cloud platform business is rapidly growing with over $4.8 billion USD in total contract  value and more than 900 partners selling HPE GreenLake. Today, HPE GreenLake has more than  1200 enterprise customers across 50 countries in all industry sectors and sizes including Fortune 500  companies, government and public sector organizations, and small and midmarket enterprises. For  more information on HPE GreenLake, please visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/greenlake.html. 

Availability 

HPE GreenLake with the HPE Validated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL

Server is available immediately, with an Integrated System available this year. 

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