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HPE enables customers to accelerate Microsoft hybrid cloud deployments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced general availability of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack at Microsoft Ignite. HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack enables customers and service providers to run Azure-consistent services on HPE infrastructure in their own data centers to help simplify their hybrid IT environments.

Today’s enterprise manages and consumes IT services across a hybrid infrastructure that combines traditional on-premises IT, private, managed and public clouds. As a result, IT is under pressure to respond to line of business and developer initiatives with cloud speed, optimize their organizations’ right mix of IT, all while lowering capital and operational expenditures. HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack enables customers to:

  • Run and manage high performance Azure-consistent services on-premises – HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack integrates HPE OneView to simplify Azure Stack operations, making it easier to manage software and firmware updates and monitor system status. HPE infrastructure provides high capacity and speed required to meet customers’ demanding workloads.
  • Connect with HPE, Microsoft and third-party experts to plan, build and manage hybrid clouds – The one-of-its-kind HPE-Microsoft Azure Stack Innovation Center has been established in Bellevue, WA, to ensure customers have a seamless experience when leveraging Azure Stack across HPE infrastructure, software, and services. There customers can connect with HPE and Microsoft experts for business and technical planning, to test use cases and implement a proof of concept.
  • Run consumption-based Azure Stack services for simplified billing and lower costs – HPE is the only provider to offer Azure Stack services and infrastructure in a single invoice on a consumption-basis. HPE ProLiant for Azure Stack can be combined with HPE Flexible Capacity, offering on-demand capacity and consumption-based payments. HPE Flexible Capacity gives customers the ability to scale-up and -down capacity as needed, allowing them to pay only for what they consume above a minimum commitment, providing cloud speed and economics on-premises, on par with the cost of public clouds.

“Our customers live in a complex hybrid world that requires tools to simplify and optimize their hybrid IT environment,” said Vikram K, Senior Director, Data Center and Hybrid Cloud, HPE India. “HPE and Microsoft have a shared vision for making it easier to manage hybrid clouds. By extending our software-defined capabilities to Microsoft Azure Stack, we are simplifying and speeding-up deployment of on-premises cloud capabilities, enabling customers to succeed in their digital transformation initiatives.”

Customers will also have access to a growing ecosystem of partner and third-party solutions and services that address specific business requirements. The new solutions and services for HPE ProLiant for Azure Stack joining those from Sogeti, NTT Communications, PwC and Wipro, include:

  • DXC Technology Managed Services for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers streamlined end-to-end operation and management of hybrid cloud environments with solutions designed to support customers’ specific workload placement, privacy and regulatory requirements aligned to industry use cases.
  • Veeam Software combined with HPE infrastructure and Azure Stack provides customers with the same agility of the Azure public cloud on-premises, using a common data availability platform to ensure rapid recovery of mission-critical applications. This will provide customers peace of mind that their data and applications are protected, secure and available no matter where they reside.

“Customers are looking to build modern applications across cloud and on-premises environments that meet business policies and regulatory requirements,” said Mike Neil, corporate vice president, Azure Infrastructure and Management, Microsoft Corp. “With HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack, customers can innovate on a truly consistent, high-performance hybrid cloud platform that will increase agility, enhance innovation and control costs with the right mix of cloud and on-premises that is under their complete control.”

As per the release, HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack is available now. The Veeam Software solution is targeted for availability in the first quarter of calendar year 2018.

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