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HPE’s radical new SaaS multi-cloud management solution

By Sean Mitchell
Wed 29 Nov 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

​The announcements have been coming thick and fast from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE’s) Discover event currently underway in Madrid.

The latest is the introduction of the industry’s first multi-cloud management solution that provides a unified experience across public clouds, on-premises private clouds and software-defined infrastructure.

Deemed HPE OneSphere, the service enables customers to access a pool of IT resources through its software-as-a-service (SaaS) portal that spans the public cloud services they subscribe to in addition to their on-premises environments.

Essentially, the new innovation is designed for for IT operations, developers, and business executives seeking to build clouds, deploy applications, and gain insights faster.

HPE says OneSphere came into fruition after witnessing the challenges that enterprises are facing every day to quickly capitalise on a relentless flow of information from applications in order to simply compete.

These new applications are created differently – virtualised, containerised, built as microservices – and can straddle clouds and sites, creating complexity.

These factors (among others) factors hinder IT organisations’ ability to make informed decisions, impacting digital transformation initiatives and operational agility.

HPE OneSphere has been designed to dramatically simplify the managing of multi-cloud environments and can be used with any public cloud provider in addition to across virtual machines, containerised workloads, and bare metal applications, so internal stakeholders can compose hybrid clouds capable of supporting both traditional and cloud-native applications.

Vice President & General Manager of Hybrid IT for HPE South Pacific, Raj Thakur says the unified experience of HPE OneSphere streamlines DevOps and provides deep insights across an enterprise’s public and on-premises environments to accelerate cycle times, improve productivity, and generate cost savings – increasing the speed of digital transformation.

“Our customers need a radically new approach – one that’s designed for the new hybrid IT reality,” says Thakur.

“With HPE OneSphere, we’re abstracting away the complexity of managing multi-cloud environments and applications so our customers can focus on what’s important – accelerating digital transformation and driving business outcomes.”

HPE says this new solution operates with a pay-for-use subscription model, which complements the HPE Flexible Capacity pay-for-use consumption model for customers’ on-premises infrastructure.

Ultimately, HPE asserts that this makes it simple and affordable for customers to start with a single DevOps project or manage across a multi-cloud, multi-site enterprise.

Key features of HPE OneSphere include:

  • Multi-cloud architecture, supporting different combinations of pubic clouds, as well as on-premises environments
  • Unified experience across clouds, sites, orchestration tools, platforms-as-a-service (PaaS) and containers
  • Built-in role-based collaboration Project workspaces designed for IT operations, business users and consumers of IT, such as developers, data scientists and researchers
  • Software-defined and API-driven virtual resource pool
  • Subscription consumption model

HPE says it's is a solution to accelerate digital transformation and capitalise on disruption with improved speed and simplicity, accelerated application delivery and greater cost efficiency - the company is demonstrating HPE OneSphere at its Discover customer event in Madrid.

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