HPE Synergy on VMware Cloud Foundation promises cut in IT costs

HPE at VMworld 2017Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a combination of HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation for customers to operate a single platform to run traditional bare metal, virtualized SAN-based environments and new vSAN-based workloads.

This solution – announced at VMworld 2017 in the US — will enable IT organizations to simplify their transformation to a hybrid IT infrastructure, deploy infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and private clouds in minutes and lower virtual machine (VM) costs compared to public clouds and traditional server racks.

HPE Synergy provides a single infrastructure for IT to dynamically compose their right mix of virtual, traditional and VMware Cloud Foundation, increasing business agility and resource utilization.

IT can deploy infrastructure and VMware Cloud Foundation software in minutes with a few simple clicks, to respond to line of business and accelerate customers’ DevOps initiatives. HPE said competitive solutions available require multiple tools and steps.

HPE Synergy offers the industry’s fastest platform for VMware environments. HPE Synergy recently set the world record VMmark 2.x Performance Benchmark, performing 41 percent faster than the previous top scoring server.

HPE Synergy is the industry’s first platform based on composable infrastructure, delivering VMs at a 29 percent lower cost compared to traditional architectures and up to 50 percent less than public clouds.

Customers can increase IT administrator productivity by up to three times, as customers are seeing triple the number of IT devices managed by a single administrator.

“HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation will deliver a private cloud experience that empowers IT to be an internal service provider and enables rapid response to business needs with single-click DevOps delivery,” said Vikram K, senior director, Data Center and Hybrid Cloud, HPE India.

John Gilmartin, vice president and general manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware, said: “Customers will benefit from a highly dynamic, programmable infrastructure foundation that eliminates the operational overhead of traditional deployments thanks to new built-in lifecycle automation capabilities.”

HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation can be combined with HPE Flexible Capacity, an infrastructure service offering on-demand capacity and a pay-as-you-go consumption model. HPE Flexible Capacity gives customers the ability to scale-up and scale-down capacity as need and allows customers to pay only pay for what they consume.

HPE also announced Private Cloud Express with VMware vRealize, a new pre-integrated solution that includes VMware vRealize on HPE SimpliVity 380. Private Cloud Express is ideal for remote and branch offices, offering data services to simplify management and reduce costs.

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