September 25th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
HPE Releases HPE ProLiant For Microsoft Azure Stack
Today at Microsoft Ignite, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the general availability of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack. This new product helps to simplify hybrid IT environments by enabling customers and service providers to run Azure-consistent services on HPE infrastructure in their own data centers. HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack marks the industry’s only Azure Stack services consumption-based offering.
Hybrid infrastructure is quickly becoming the name of the game, meaning IT needs to manage services across traditional on-premises IT, private, managed and public clouds. This puts pressure on IT to respond to line of business and developer initiatives with cloud speed, optimize their organizations’ right mix of IT, all while lowering capital and operational expenditures. This is where HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack comes in.
HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack enables customers to:
- Run and manage high performance Azure-consistent services on-premises – HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack integrates HPE OneView to simplify Azure Stack operations, making it easier to manage software and firmware updates and monitor system status. Additionally, HPE infrastructure provides the high capacity and speed required to meet customers’ demanding workloads.
- Connect with HPE, Microsoft and third-party experts to plan, build and manage hybrid clouds – The one-of-its-kind HPE-Microsoft Azure Stack Innovation Center has been established in Bellevue, WA, to ensure customers have a seamless experience when leveraging Azure Stack across HPE infrastructure, software, and services. There customers can connect with HPE and Microsoft experts for business and technical planning, to test use cases and implement a proof of concept.
- Run consumption-based Azure Stack services for simplified billing and lower costs – HPE is the only infrastructure provider to offer Azure Stack services and Azure Stack infrastructure in a single invoice on a consumption-basis. HPE ProLiant for Azure Stack can be combined with HPE Flexible Capacity, offering on-demand capacity and consumption-based payments. HPE Flexible Capacity gives customers the ability to scale-up and -down capacity as needed, allowing them to pay only for what they consume above a minimum commitment, providing cloud speed and economics on-premises, on par with the cost of public clouds.
The two companies, Microsoft and HPE, co-engineered and validated the HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack to ensure it can provide enterprises and service providers a simplified and integrated development, management and security experience consistent with Azure public cloud services that they can run on-premises. The two companies go on to claimed that HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack enables organizations to modernize application development, deploy applications to their preferred location, meet data sovereignty, security and compliance requirements and achieve superior performance from on-premises infrastructure.
For the Azure Stack, HPE ProLiant provides what it refers to as the best-performing platforms for it. ProLiant can provide up to 768GB of RAM and 2400MHz memory speed, increasing memory bandwidth by 28% compared to competitive solutions with the same capacity. On top of that customers can choose configurations ranging from four to twelve nodes, CPUs best suited for a given workload, and memory and storage options, choice of racks, as well as third party networking switches and power supply options to allow for seamless integration into existing environments.
HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack is available now.