HPE updates its converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud software lineup

At Discover in London, HPE aims to court more companies chasing hybrid cloud deployments.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

HPE on Tuesday updated its line of converged systems and softawre for hybrid cloud deployments.

The launch, delivered at HPE's Discover conference in London, is designed to capitalize on demand for converged systems and datacenter building blocks. HPE reported a mixed fourth quarter, and its enterprise group was hampered by server, storage, and networking revenue declines. "We believe the world is going to be hybrid. And our mission is to make hybrid IT simple. Our goal is to be the industry's leading provider of hybrid IT built on the secure next-generation software defined infrastructure that runs our customers a data centers today bridges them to multi-cloud environments tomorrow," said CEO Meg Whitman on HPE's earnings conference call last week.

HPE's growth is expected to come via its composable line of infrastructure. The updates to HPE's software defined systems include:

  • HPE's Synergy software, based on OpenStack, integrated with its Helion CloudSystem 10 system. The system is aimed at running traditional and cloud applications across cloud service.
  • HC 380 Operating Environment 2.0, which boosts HPE's Hyper Converged 380 software stack so it can integrate with Synergy. The changes also add multi-tenant controls to allow admins to mix and match resources. The software will be available in mid-2017.

Overall, HPE Synergy has more than 100 early access customers. The systems and software announced Tuesday all incorporate HPE's OneView infrastructure automation software.

Jay Jamison, vice president of strategy HPE's software defined and cloud group, said the systems are designed to address a hybrid world where everything from VMware to OpenStack to public cloud providers will be integrated into private cloud and traditional data centers.

Also: HPE posts mixed Q4 results

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