It’s been a tumultuous past year for Hewlett Packard Enterprise but this week the company is unveiling a series of new offerings intended to solidify its standing in the private and hybrid cloud computing market.
Key themes for HPE’s new cloud products are bundling software to make it more easily consumable, packaging that software with optional hardware to create an all-in-one cloud and being able to manage not only new, cloud-native workloads and technologies – such as application containers – but legacy and traditional workloads too.
Bill Hilf, SVP and GM of Helion Cloud at HPE
“We are fundamental believers that hybrid cloud and hybrid IT is the new normal for enterprises,” says Senior Vice President and GM for Cloud at HPE Bill Hilf. “We get the great opportunity to talk to customers about not just their cloud needs, but all of their IT needs. Cloud is part of the discussion… but we really want to build technologies that allow our customers to take advantage of the hybrid world.” At the company’s annual Discover user summit in Las Vegas this week, HPE is announcing a handful of new product offerings in its Helion cloud portfolio including:
-HPE Helion Cloud Suite
This is a new, all-software bundling includes an OpenStack-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for building private clouds, a Cloud Foundry-based platform as a service (PaaS) for application development and HPE Operations Management tooling, for provisioning and managing physical and virtual infrastructure. Cloud Suite is meant to be the basis of a private cloud that customers would consume either behind their own firewall, or through a managed hosting partner.
Cloud Suite comes in three flavors: The Simple version enables basic infrastructure automation, self-service provisioning, metering, billing and governance. A Premium offering adds application development tools such as Helion’s Stackato Cloud Foundry-based PaaS. And an Ultimate edition allows the system to manage workloads in multiple public cloud providers.
-HPE Helion CloudSystem 10
CloudSystem includes the same software as what is in Cloud Suite but is bundled with HPE hardware. Hilf calls it a “turnkey system” for building a private cloud.
-HPE Helion Stackato 4.0
The newest version of the open source Cloud Foundry PaaS is sold in a bundle with the two offerings above or as standalone software.
Stackato is HPE’s Cloud Foundry-based application development PaaS.
-HPE Cloudline 3100 Server
Is a new storage appliance for service providers. It’s a 1U server that is 75% smaller than the 4U design Cloudline 5200.
All products are targeted for general availability in the second half of this year; pricing is not yet available.
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