By Paul Miller, HPE VP Portfolio Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Tom Herrmann, VP Global Strategic Alliances, VMware
Our 18+ year partnership continues to deliver groundbreaking innovations for our joint customers. Together, we have a proven history of success and we continue to provide the broadest portfolio of HPE and VMware integrated solutions. Our joint customers use these solutions to tackle the complexities of building and managing hybrid clouds.
But we are not content to rest on our laurels. We continue to aggressively collaborate on the solutions that open the door to better, more efficient, and more flexible ways for our customer to do business. Here’s a look at some of the latest highlights from our partnership and the value it brings to customers.
VMware Cloud Foundation Phase 2: HPE OneView Integration
As we noted in a previous blog, HPE Synergy was the first platform architected from the ground up for Composable Infrastructure. In addition to helping our joint clients accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, HPE Synergy drives down the cost per virtual machine by 29% compared to current blade infrastructures.
HPE has continued to build on that early market leadership with the integration between VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and HPE OneView. This latest collaboration dramatically simplifies how customers can manage composable infrastructure and private cloud environments. It also marks another first for HPE by bringing composability features to VCF. This unique integration will allow customers to dynamically compose software-defined and physical infrastructure within a single console using SDDC Manager to manage the demands of VCF workloads. It will also simplify infrastructure management by allowing teams to dynamically add capacity directly from SDDC Manager. That means teams can quickly respond to changing demands using automated templates to speed application deployment. Or easily monitor the health of resources across multiple data centers, making adjustments proactively. The integration of HPE OneView with VCF is the latest step in our joint efforts to provide an end-to-end customer experience to auto-discover, automatically provision, and consume compute, networking, and storage as a seamless solution. Businesses get the agility and flexibility they need while reducing the costs and performance constraints that result from over- and under-provisioning resources.
New HPE Platforms for VMware vSAN ReadyNodes
We continue to work together to provide customers with the broadest set of certified vSAN ReadyNodes on HPE platforms. HPE now has more than 80 vSAN 6.7 ReadyNodes supporting multiple platforms including hybrid and all-flash vSAN configurations. By increasing the number of certified platforms we provide customers a starting point that closely aligns to their infrastructure and application requirements. These platforms include HPE Gen10, HPE Synergy, HPE ProLiant, and just announced, HPE Edgeline has been certified as a vSAN ReadyNode. VMware software-defined storage based on HPE platforms frees you from the cost and complexity of traditional storage arrays with low-cost, scalable storage that’s simple to deploy, manage, and support. Together we provide solutions for our customers that meet the demands of business, whether that need is to support mission-critical applications at HQ, speed deployments for DevOps, or support IoT applications at the edge.
A Thriving DevOps Community
Something special happens when intelligent, innovative, and like-minded people share ideas, insights, and experiences. That’s the idea behind the HPE Dev community. It provides a way for cloud and hybrid computing pioneers to interact with their peers and HPE experts. Everyone in the community can share their challenges and perspectives as they collaborate on solutions. Access to key software integration projects and curated code are made available to build and improve on HPE and VMware technologies. By joining the community developers can:
- Improve functionality with access to additional automation, service delivery, and workflow assets for HPE platforms and solutions
- Speed innovation with direct access to key software integration projects, resources, and curated code
- Sharpen skills with collaboration across peer groups, HPE, and VMware subject matter experts
The HPE Dev community is a great resource to expand your knowledge and skills about HPE solutions and maximize your HPE and VMware investment. You can find out more here.
Proof of Concept: Joint Customer Success
Our VMware and HPE partnership continues to pay dividends for customers. Virtually every day, more businesses discover that VMware Cloud Foundation on HPE Synergy can help them address some of their most pressing challenges and realize incredible benefits:
- Reduce CapEx and over-provisioning–free up resources through a single infrastructure with fluid resource pools of physical and virtual compute, storage, and fabric
- Deploy at cloud-like speed–accelerate application and service delivery through a single interface that precisely composes infrastructure nearly instantaneously
- Simplify lifecycle operations–reduce time, effort, and costs with template-driven, frictionless operations
One of the most recent joint success stories comes from the banking/financial sector. Like every other industry, banking is in continual flux. A highly competitive climate, intense regulatory scrutiny, the ongoing disruption of traditional business models . . . it’s no surprise that a large, multi-national bank would look to VCF on HPE Synergy to build out its next-generation cloud strategy and address these challenges. In addition to getting an automated, end-to-end solution with seamless integration to the public cloud, this client also realized better performance, greater scalability, and improved consolidation ratios. Ultimately they were able to increase their efficiency and responsiveness while maintaining the operational security they need and roll this solution out across multiple countries.
Join Us in Barcelona for VMworld EMEA 2018
We’re looking forward to connecting with you and your fellow IT innovators at VMworld EMEA 2018 in Barcelona. HPE is once again a Global Diamond Sponsor, and you’ll have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at our integrated offerings that enable you to build and power your Hybrid Cloud. You can learn more on HPE’s VMworld Barcelona page. Some of the breakout session topics that will be of interest include:
- Best practices for executing multi-cloud environments
- Composable infrastructure innovations
- Storage infrastructure for VMware
- HPE’s composable, software-defined, data center vision