HPE in pact with Docker to help modernize datacenters

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced alliance with Docker to help customers transform and modernize their datacenters.

The announcement was made at HPE Discover event in the US.

HPE’s Docker ready server program ensures HPE servers are bundled with Docker Engine and support to create distributed applications that are portable across any infrastructure.

HPE and Docker will deliver hybrid infrastructure solutions and an application portfolio ranging from legacy to microservices applications, fully supported by HPE.

Antonio Neri, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said: “Together with Docker, we are making it easier for IT to deploy and manage containers, while giving organizations solutions that optimize their investments and power a new generation of applications that are the business.”

By 2018, more than 50 percent of new workloads will be deployed into containers in at least one stage of the application life cycle.

HPE’s Composable Infrastructure combined with Docker’s Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) approach provides predictability and management for enterprise IT.

“The availability of Docker’s technology on every HPE server and HPE’s hyper-converged platform enables enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of containerization while leveraging their investments in existing systems and process,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker.

“Enterprises leveraging this joint solution can achieve immediate efficiencies while focusing on existing applications, which can include a 20X optimization on their infrastructure, while shipping their applications 13X faster,” Ben Golub said.

HPE brings OneView 3.0

Meanwhile, HPE announced OneView 3.0 that provides software-defined intelligence across HPE’s infrastructure solutions, including HPE ProLiant, HPE BladeSystem, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Hyper Converged solutions, and HPE Synergy.

Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Datacenter Infrastructure at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said: “Our mission is to make IT simple for customers. Whether they are managing and maintaining infrastructure, running traditional applications or developing new revenue generating services on cloud native applications, HPE OneView is the infrastructure automation engine built to make that all possible.”

Asante, a healthcare provider serving more than 580,000 people throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California, is using HPE OneView to help manage their growing infrastructure needs.

“HPE OneView is a really slick tool for managing configuration consistency and enforcing compliance across the enterprise,” said Michael York, systems engineer Asante.