HPE reveals details of HPE | Microsoft hybrid cloud solution

HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has shared details of its HPE | Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud solution, which will be available in mid-2017.

The integrated system will enable organizations to increase agility and flexibility by delivering Azure compatible infrastructure as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) services from their on-premises data center.

HPE, which competes with IBM and Dell Technologies, also introduced new HPE Consulting for Azure Hybrid Cloud services to help enterprises and service providers implement Azure Stack, as well as enhancements to HPE Flexible Capacity and support for Azure.

Co-engineered by HPE and Microsoft, HPE | Azure Stack solution will provide enterprises with an Azure hybrid cloud platform in their own datacenter that is compatible with Azure public cloud services.

“Many enterprises would like to host Azure within their data centers for performance, security or compliance reasons and many service providers would like to offer Azure-compatible services for data sovereignty or other targeted services,” said Paul Miller, vice president of marketing, Converged Data Center Infrastructure, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The HPE | Azure Stack solution will be built on the HPE ProLiant DL380 server, as a compute, storage, networking and software system.

New enhancements to HPE Flexible Capacity expand the ability to include Azure services as part of the pay-as-you-go solution for hybrid IT. HPE plans to support the HPE | Azure Stack solution within Flexible Capacity for a pay-as-you-go ownership model and unified billing of public and private clouds.

Business can deploy HPE | Azure Stack solution together with HPE Operations Bridgesoftware to offer an analytics-driven, automated operations management solution for managing Azure private cloud, Azure public cloud and traditional IT.

When deployed with HPE SecureData, the HPE | Azure Stack solution will protect cloud services in multiple ways, securing sensitive data traveling into and throughout the Azure public cloud and Azure private cloud and providing unified security information and event monitoring when deployed with HPE Security ArcSight.