HPE Brings Hybrid Cloud As-a-Service to VMware Customers

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During VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, HPE and VMware have announced the integration of HPE GreenLake and HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation. The management of VMware Cloud Foundation through HPE GreenLake would enable enterprise IT to shift resources to meet evolving business demands. It allows mutual customers to keep all their applications, tools and data in-place, while achieving the benefits of cloud and composable infrastructure.

John Gilmartin
“VMware is working closely with HPE to give our mutual customers the freedom and flexibility to consume hybrid cloud as a service,” said John Gilmartin, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the HCI Business Unit at VMware.

Through HPE GreenLake, mutual customers would be able to benefit from a fully managed hybrid cloud environment in which they only pay for what they consume. This would lower TCO significantly while accelerating new IT project deployment. The joint solution would be compatible across on and off premises data centers, simple to operate and support VMs and containers.

“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,” said Phil Davis, President of Hybrid IT at HPE. “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.”

The expanded partnership announcement would provide HPE and VMware customers with:

  • Speed and Agility – The integration of HPE GreenLake and HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation would enable 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. It enables 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 significantly.”
  • Control, Security, and Workload Optimization – 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. It allows customers to remain in control of IT operations, policies, and procedures, achieve increased performance and manage costs for each workload.

“Customers demand a cloud experience that offers high levels of flexibility and functionality to deliver consistent infrastructure and operations,” said John Gilmartin, General Manager and Senior Vice President of the HCI Business Unit at VMware. “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 organizations with greater degrees of cost management, business automation, and innovation.”