Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands HPE GreenLake Cloud Services Portfolio for Hybrid Cloud and Data with Availability of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Integrated SystemMarch 22, 2022
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the availability of HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI as an integrated system, pre-built and configured for faster deployment and easier integration. HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a cloud service that allows users to run Windows and Linux virtual machines in a hybrid cloud environment, on-premises and at the edge, and leverages Microsoft Azure tools and services with a preconfigured, pay-per-use service from HPE GreenLake.
“The next wave of digital transformation will be fueled by apps and data everywhere, especially at the edge,” said Keith White, General Manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services. “With 70% of apps and data remaining outside the public cloud, HPE GreenLake and Microsoft Azure offer enterprises a hybrid solution that provides the cloud experience wherever the customer needs it, while reducing costs and accommodating business growth so customers can fuel digital transformation.”
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a software-defined, unified system that combines all of the disparate and siloed elements of a traditional datacenter, decreasing datacenter complexity. The integrated solution is built on HPE GreenLake Lighthouse cloud-native infrastructure that incorporates compute, storage, and networking, to run Azure services on-premises. Delivered as a service from HPE GreenLake, Azure Stack HCI enables businesses to transform their on-premises workloads by providing customers with a cloud experience and operating model for applications and workloads close to where the data lives, helping customers reduce costs, increase scalability and simplify management.
“This integrated and validated offering, delivered through HPE GreenLake, is important for our customers who require a cloud-like experience on-premises, and who want to be able to act on their data — edge to cloud,” said Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform. “HPE GreenLake and Microsoft Azure allow users to innovate anywhere with more flexibility and control over their on-premises workloads with a hybrid experience.”
The HCI market is expected to reach $14.7B by 2024. Combined with the continued growth of data at the edge, the need for a hybrid cloud environment is essential to meet compliance, data sovereignty, economics, customization and performance needs not available through the public cloud. HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI offers a complete solution, including scalable HCI infrastructure, software, and services, delivered in a customers’ datacenter or in a colocation facility. Customers can leverage extensive HPE expertise in Windows and Azure, and with the option of HPE as the Azure CSP, customers get one invoice, one accountable partner to support hybrid IT.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is a fast-growing industry category founded on the principles of software-defined infrastructure to drive agility with a cloud-like experience. Together with HPE’s ecosystem of partners, HPE offers market-leading HCI solutions available as a service through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-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. This announcement complements HPE’s broad portfolio of hyperconverged infrastructure offerings, including HPE SimpliVity and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI.
The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform enables customers to accelerate data-first modernization and provides over 50 cloud services that can run on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and in the public cloud. In Q1 2022, HPE reported Annual Recurring Revenue of $798 million and as-a-service orders growth of 136 percent year-over-year. In April 2022, with the onboarding of Aruba customers, HPE will add over 120,000 customers to the HPE GreenLake platform. The scalable, pay-as-you go HPE GreenLake platform also delivers robust security, compliance, and control, and supports a broad partner ecosystem – including channel partners, distributors, independent software vendors, service providers, system integrators, and public cloud providers. For more information on HPE GreenLake, please visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/greenlake.html.
HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI as an integrated system will be available globally in May 2022.