Bangalore: HPE has announced HPE GreenLake’s availability for Microsoft Azure. The company said the availability of HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI comes as an integrated system, pre-built and configured for faster deployment and easier integration.
HPE GreenLake for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure is a cloud service to run Windows and Linux virtual machines in a hybrid cloud environment, on-premises and at the edge. It 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, GM – 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,” added White.
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a software-defined, unified system that combines all of the disparate and siloed elements of a traditional data centre, reducing its complexity.
The HPE GreenLake Lighthouse cloud-native infrastructure-built integrated solution incorporates compute, storage, and networking, to run Azure services on-premises.
HPE GreenLake offers Azure Stack HCI as a service. It enables businesses to transform their on-premises workloads with a cloud experience and operating model for applications and workloads close to where the data resides. Thus, it, helps 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 VP – 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,” added Sones.
By 2024, the global HCI market is expected to reach $14.7 billion as per industry estimates. 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’s availability for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI comes as a complete solution that includes scalable HCI infrastructure, software and services, delivered in a customers’ data centre 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.