Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its first platform designed to run both traditional and cloud native applications.
Named as HPE Synergy, the new offering is aimed at organizations seeking the benefits of running a hybrid infrastructure. It leverages fluid resource pools, software defined intelligence and a unified API.
“Market data clearly shows that a hybrid combination of traditional IT and private clouds will dominate the market over the next five years,” said Antonio Neri, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
“Organizations are looking to capitalize on the speed and agility of the cloud but want the reliability and security of running business critical applications in their own datacenters. With HPE Synergy, IT can deliver infrastructure as code and give businesses a cloud experience in their datacenter.”
HPE Synergy physically brings together compute, storage and networking fabric, and through a single interface powered by HPE OneView.
As an extensible platform, HPE said, the new plat form easily enables a broad range of applications and is ideal for customers looking to deploy a scalable hybrid cloud environment and enable continuous DevOps.
IDC Research Director Jed Scaramella said CIOs and IT executives need to deliver services that are increasingly application centric to respond to the demands of the business.
“To remain relevant, IT needs to not only provide a reliable and cost-effective infrastructure that can support their legacy investments, but one that gives them the flexibility and speed to deliver services like a cloud provider,” Scaramella added.
Regarding the availability of HPE Synergy, the company said it will be accessible in the second quarter of 2016. Pricing information will be available at the time of the launch.
A separate announcement showed that HPE and Microsoft plans to deliver integrated hybrid IT infrastructure.
New innovation and programs will connect Microsoft azure with Hewlett Packard Enterprise infrastructure and advance cloud-computing benefits for users.