HPE and Microsoft have expanded their partnership with new innovation in hybrid cloud computing through Microsoft Azure, HPE infrastructure and services, and new program offerings. Microsoft Azure has been designated a preferred public cloud partner for HPE customers and HPE will serve as a preferred partner in providing infrastructure and services for Microsoft’s hybrid cloud offerings.
“Public cloud services, like those that Azure provides, are an important aspect of a hybrid cloud strategy and Microsoft Azure blends perfectly with HPE solutions to deliver what our customers need most," said Meg Whitman, president and CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
The partnering companies will collaborate across engineering and services to integrate innovative compute platforms that help customers optimize their IT environment, leverage new consumption models and accelerate their business further, faster.
“Our mission to empower every organization on the planet is a driving force behind our broad partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that spans Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Windows 10,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “We are now extending our longstanding partnership by blending the power of Azure with HPE’s leading infrastructure, support and services to and make the cloud more accessible to enterprises around the globe.”
In a new collaboration, HPE and Microsoft are introducing a hyper-converged system with hybrid cloud capabilities, the “HPE Hyper-Converged 250” for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard. The jointly engineered solution combines HPE ProLiant technology and Microsoft Azure innovation, and brings Azure services to customers’ data centers for greater flexibility. An Azure management portal enables business users to self-deploy Windows and Linux workloads, while ensuring IT has central oversight. Azure services provide reliable backup and disaster recovery, and with HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center, customers get an integrated management experience across all system components. HPE offers hardware and software support, installation and startup services to customers to speed deployment to just a matter of hours, lower risk and decrease total cost of ownership. The CS 250 is available to order today.
As part of the expanded partnership, HPE will enable Azure consumption and services on every HPE server, which allows customers to rapidly realize the benefits of hybrid cloud.
HPE also plans to certify an additional 5,000 Azure Cloud Architects through its Global Services Practice. This will extend its Enterprise Services offerings to bring customers an open, agile, more secure hybrid cloud that integrates with Azure.
For more details about the partnership between Microsoft and HPE, visit the Microsoft Server & Cloud blog.