HPE brings Kubernetes-based container platform for CIOs

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the HPE Container Platform, a Kubernetes-based container platform designed for both cloud-native applications and monolithic applications with persistent storage.
HPEEnterprises can use the HPE Container Platform to accelerate application development for new and existing apps – running on bare-metal or virtualized infrastructure, on any public cloud, and at the edge.

HPE Container Platform is built on innovations from HPE’s BlueData and MapR, together with 100 percent open source Kubernetes. This solution reduces cost and complexity by running containers on bare-metal – while providing the flexibility to deploy on virtual machines and cloud instances.

The new platform addresses the requirements for enterprise Kubernetes deployments across a range of use cases, from machine learning and edge analytics to CI/CD pipelines and application modernization.

IT teams can manage multiple Kubernetes clusters with multi-tenant container isolation and pre-integrated persistent storage. Developers have secure on-demand access to their environments so they can develop apps and release code faster, with the portability of containers to build once and deploy anywhere.

“Application development is migrating to containers, and Kubernetes is the de facto standard for container orchestration,” said Kumar Sreekanti, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Hybrid IT at HPE.

Gartner estimates that more than 75 percent of organizations will be running containerized applications in production by 2022, up from less than 30 percent today.

IDC research shows 55 percent of large U.S. enterprises have standardized on Kubernetes for container orchestration.

A 451 Research survey indicates that 95 percent of new applications will use containers.

The HPE Container Platform is a turnkey solution that uniquely addresses challenges, with BlueData software as the control plane for container management, the MapR distributed file system for persistent data with containers, and Kubernetes for container orchestration.

CIOs can buy HPE Container Platform software in early 2020 along with consulting, deployment, and support services from HPE.

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