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HPE, VMware announce Cloud Foundation as a Service
Wed, 28th Aug 2019
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HPE will now offer VMware Cloud Foundation as a Service, thanks to an expansion of its partnership with VMware.

Off the back of VMworld this week, the two companies announced the integration of HPE GreenLake, HPE Synergy and VMware Cloud Foundation to enable mutual customers to keep their applications, tools and data in place while benefiting from cloud and composable infrastructure.

“Cloud has fundamentally changed customers' expectations around IT. They seek an experience that allows them to act with agility, and dynamically compose resources based on business demands,” says HPE president of hybrid IT, Phil Davis.

“VMware and HPE have a long history of co-innovation, and today we are enabling customers to bring the cloud experience to their data center. Our vision is built on a single platform that can span across multiple clouds and puts companies in a better position to take advantage of new business opportunities without the management complexity and cost.

According to the two companies, HPE GreenLake enables mutual customers to benefit from a fully managed hybrid cloud environment in which they only pay for what they consume, lowering TCO by 30% and accelerating new IT project deployment by 65%.

The companies also say the solution is compatible across on and off premises data centers, simple to operate and supports VMs and containers. This could improve the value enterprise customers experience from a hybrid cloud environment, including agility and speed of composability, ability to shift resources from managing infrastructure to innovation.

“Customers demand a cloud experience that offers high levels of flexibility and functionality to deliver consistent infrastructure and operations,” says VMware general manager and senior vice president of HCI business unit, John Gilmartin.

“VMware is working closely with HPE to give our mutual customers the freedom and flexibility to consume hybrid cloud as a service, empowering them to unleash the full potential of the hybrid cloud. This will enable organisations with greater degrees of cost management, business automation, and innovation.

The new integrations will provide mutual customers with:

  • Cloud economics: Management of VMware Cloud Foundation through HPE GreenLake enables enterprise IT to shift resources to meet changing business demands.
    Customers pay for what they use and plan capacity ahead of use, to avoid overprovisioning and save on TCO.
  • Speed and agility: The integration of HPE GreenLake and HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation enables companies to accelerate time to value. HPE Synergy allows customers to compose resources to dynamically configure them to meet the needs of VMware Cloud Foundation workloads and scale when needed – enabling IT and developers to spin up new resources for faster app provisioning.

    With HPE GreenLake metering and capacity management, the resources required for each workload are ready to deploy in minutes, not months, shortening time to deploy global IT projects by 65%.
  • Control, security, and workload optimisation: Customers can use the HPE Right Mix Advisor to identify which workloads and applications are ideal to move to public clouds, or keep in private clouds, and how to migrate those workloads to achieve the optimal mix of hybrid cloud.

    HPE Right Mix Advisor delivers data-driven guidance that allows customers to remain in control of IT operations, policies, and procedures, achieve increased performance and manage costs for each workload.