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HPE extends hybrid and private cloud solutions’ capabilities
Fri, 23rd Jun 2023

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced a significant expansion of offerings and innovation across its HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, hybrid cloud services, private cloud portfolio, and partner ecosystem.

HPE has closed the OpsRamp acquisition. The solution is now available as a SaaS offering on the HPE GreenLake platform, providing customers with AI-driven operations for multivendor, multi-cloud IT environments.  

HPE GreenLake added Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings for backup and machine learning, delivered additional HP SaaS offerings on the AWS marketplace and extended its Network-as-a-service (NaaS) portfolio.

HPE expanded the HPE GreenLake private cloud portfolio with HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Business Edition. This new offering allows customers to spin up virtual machines (VMs) across hybrid clouds on demand.

HPE also announced new enhancements to HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise to address multi-cloud use cases by providing upcoming support to deploy Red Hat OpenShift.

HPE and VMware also build on a longstanding partnership by enhancing HPE GreenLake for VMware Cloud Foundation's pay-per-use solution, with pre-configured and tested HPE cloud modules optimized for VMware Cloud Foundation.

HPE and Equinix announced an expanded partnership to pre-provision HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise and HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Business Edition at Equinix data centres around the world, giving customers rapid access to a broad range of private cloud offerings for more incredible speed, agility, flexibility, and choice in their hybrid cloud strategy. 

“In 2019, we introduced our strategy to deliver everything as a service through HPE GreenLake. Since then, our strategy has been a winner, as customers increasingly seek to combine the modern cloud experience with the control, governance, performance, and predictability of hybrid cloud,” says Antonio Neri, president and CEO of HP. 

“HPE GreenLake has led the way in this new category, and today we are extending our leadership by expanding the reach, choice, and capabilities of our hybrid and private cloud offerings. HP GreenLake is the destination of choice for any organization seeking to drive a successful hybrid cloud strategy.”

The HPE GreenLake platform provides customers and partners a unified experience to simplify hybrid and multi-cloud IT operations and easily access cloud services. Organizations benefit from a single control plane to automate, orchestrate, and run their hybrid cloud.

HPE continues to innovate on the HPE GreenLake platform by adding software from OpsRamp, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise company, as a SaaS offering. HPE GreenLake platform customers can leverage OpsRamp for full stack observability and automation of assets and applications across heterogenous, multivendor, and multi-cloud estates. These unique capabilities provide customers with a powerful tool to drive automation, simplicity, and lower costs across hybrid cloud estates.

Additionally, OpsRamp advances the capabilities of the recently announced sustainability dashboard by providing visibility into IT assets and applications across multivendor and multi-cloud estates. The sustainability dashboard is now available in early access mode on the HP GreenLake platform today.

HPE also offers OpsRamp services and consulting through HPE Complete Care Service and HP GreenLake Managed Service.

HPE continues to expand the SaaS and NaaS offerings portfolio on HPE GreenLake and add HP SaaS offerings to the AWS marketplace.

HPE also announced it has expanded its relationship with AWS to simplify hybrid cloud transformation by delivering a consistent, unified hybrid cloud experience to customers, including offering the HPE NonStop Development Environment delivered as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and HPE Fraud Risk Management as SaaS in AWS Marketplace.

HPE has added new capabilities to HPE GreenLake for Backup and Recovery, which provides cost-effective, long-term retention and protects data and workloads across customers' hybrid clouds. The enhanced offering now protects on-premises and cloud databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

The HPE Machine Learning Development Environment is now available through HPE GreenLake for High-Performance Computing (HPC). The offering provides optimized AI infrastructure and machine learning software through HP GreenLake.

The data centre switching portfolio of HPE Aruba Networking CX 8000, HPE Aruba Networking 9000, and HPE Aruba Networking 10000 series is now available for consumption via network as a service (NaaS). The two new HPE GreenLake for Aruba networking service packs allow partners to expand into data centre networking and bundle their design and delivery services with a monthly NaaS technology subscription, enabling customers to consume an entire compute, storage and networking data centre stack via HPE GreenLake.

Today, organizations demand greater visibility, control, and predictability of their workloads and data at the edge, on-premises and in the public cloud. As a result, organizations are increasingly turning to private cloud offerings to modernize and digitally transform.

A new report from Constellation Research found that organizations that moved to a private cloud model experienced 50% in cost savings, up to 65% in increased performance on private cloud workloads, and two times faster IT and development cycle times in hybrid environments. The Constellation Research study is based on input from senior IT leaders in corporations across North America and is consistent with the momentum behind HP GreenLake. 

Since the release of HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise last June, HPE has continued to invest in giving customers more choices with the expansion of its portfolio of private cloud offerings to provide customers with a simple, flexible, and intuitive experience for running modern private clouds.

HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Business Edition is the newest offering in the private cloud portfolio. The offering allows customers to spin up virtual machines (VMs) across hybrid clouds on demand and self-manage their private cloud from VMs to infrastructure with AIOps-driven simplicity. With an intuitive cloud operational experience for management and seamless integration for data protection, customers can store, manage and protect data across on-premises, edges and public clouds while providing industry-leading data availability and efficiency. The offering provides customers self-service flexibility and the option to pay up-front or pay-as-you-go.

HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise has added capabilities to address edge use cases by connecting to thousands of distributed IT locations to provide managed services for cloud-native and traditional applications. The offering will also add upcoming support to deploy Red Hat OpenShift. HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise will also provide new hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities to easily self-provision workloads with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Vmware.

HPE also supports customers looking to build a customized private cloud offering through HP GreenLake Flex Solutions, which is built on standard modules to give customers more speed and simplicity.  

HPE and VMware continue their decades-long partnership by expanding HPE GreenLake for VMware Cloud Foundation capabilities. HPE now provides pre-configured and tested cloud modules optimized for VMware Cloud Foundation, in addition to the software licenses, installation, and ongoing management services, all delivered on a pay-per-use basis through HPE GreenLake. Managing VMware Cloud Foundation through HP GreenLake enables enterprise IT to shift resources to meet changing business demands and avoid overprovisioning by providing customers with a secure, self-service hybrid cloud running on fully managed HPE infrastructure.

HPE also announced its expanded private cloud portfolio will be pre-provisioned at Equinix data centres worldwide. The expanded partnership with Equinix will give customers more choices and the ability to deploy modern private clouds rapidly.