HPE GreenLake Central brings self-service experience on-prem

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Today HPC announced that HPE GreenLake Central is now generally available. This advanced software platform provides customers with a consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data, through an online portal and operations console that runs, manages and optimizes their entire hybrid cloud estate. In addition, HPE is introducing enhancements to its as-a-Service portfolio with support for data management and file storage, and an enhanced co-location offering through partnerships with Cohesity, Qumulo, and CyrusOne, respectively.

HPE GreenLake is one of the fastest-growing businesses in HPE, with more than 800 customers worldwide and over 500 partners with HPE GreenLake deals in the pipeline. HPE GreenLake’s unique metering, cost control, software IP, and backing from HPE Financial Services provide a differentiated solution that competitors cannot match.

Today, applications and data live everywhere – in the cloud, in the datacenter, and at the edge. Now more than ever, organizations need flexibility and choice to run, manage and optimize their applications and data where it best fits their needs. HPE GreenLake Central gives customers the agility of the cloud, visibility and control for all applications and data everywhere, and the financial flexibility to pay for only what they use so they can focus on innovation. This way businesses can use their resources effectively in order to drive efficiencies and create new experiences, while mitigating risk, compliance, and cost issues.

With the introduction of HPE GreenLake Central, HPE is bringing the self-service experience to the on-premises environment and provides powerful capabilities and benefits that allow each role in an organization to achieve better business outcomes. Customers can use the platform to monitor and take action on a range of KPIs including security, capacity, compliance, and resource utilization. They can also access their own consumption metrics and analytics in order to optimize the placement of workloads based on the factors most important to them – such as cost, governance, or dependence on other systems.

Furthermore, HPE GreenLake Central features cloud automation and orchestration capabilities that allow developers to “self-provision” a virtual machine or a web server within the platform. The platform gives developers and line of business leaders the freedom to choose which tools they want to use to build applications, where and how to place their workloads and data, and only pay for what they consume.

HPE GreenLake Central is an important leap forward in the hybrid cloud customer experience market”, said Keith White, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HPE GreenLake. “HPE uniquely enables customers to gain spending, performance, governance and security visibility with a true one-pane-of-glass management for their entire environment – from the edge to the core to multiple clouds – and enables developers and line of business to create and innovate at the pace required to compete in today’s market.”

Today, over 250 customers, are using HPE GreenLake Central to drive their digital transformation initiatives and achieve better business outcomes.

The transformation to digital healthcare is accelerating like never before. Our mission is to empower our clinicians with the right technological support and access to tools that they need in order to act fast, gain insights and deliver meaningful patient outcomes”, said Stella Ward, Chief Digital Officer at Canterbury District Health Board in New Zealand. “HPE GreenLake Central gives us a simple-to-use single point of access to dashboards and reports which help us ensure regulatory compliance in our hybrid estate as well as optimize our cloud spend so we can deliver new features and functionality to our staff much faster”.

Expanded HPE GreenLake Services for Data Management and File Storage

Building on its robust portfolio of on-premises pay-per-use services, HPE is introducing new HPE GreenLake converged data management and modern file storage service offerings with Cohesity and Qumulo, respectively.

The exponential growth in backup and unstructured data has made it increasingly difficult for enterprises to protect, manage, and gain insights from their data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. HPE GreenLake with Cohesity allows businesses to leverage Cohesity’s enterprise-class converged data management platform together with HPE GreenLake’s flexible, pay-per-use consumption model. This offering builds on the OEM partnership between HPE and Cohesity, allowing customers to eliminate mass data fragmentation, simplify management of data across locations, and do more with their data, so they can leverage it for business intelligence.

Organizations are also increasingly challenged to get value out of their data to drive business decisions, build products, and remain competitive. Qumulo’s hybrid file software enables active workloads to securely create, analyze, and collaborate with applications in the datacenter and in the cloud. Qumulo’s software, delivered through HPE GreenLake, enables data-driven innovations while containing costs. Qumulo’s built-in, real-time data analytics available through HPE GreenLake’s on-demand model, helps customers deliver results while significantly saving costs.

To access the Cohesity and Qumulo services, customers can work with HPE or HPE’s value-added partners to define the right solutions.

Expanded HPE GreenLake Services for Co-location Facilities

HPE GreenLake with co-location offers the benefits of a public cloud experience while letting customers keep full control of the IT with the advantages of co-location. This relieves customers from the capital expenditures and the burden of running a datacenter in their own premises.

HPE first announced its partnership with CyrusOne in June 2019, addressing customers who wished to leverage an external datacenter facility for their HPE GreenLake applications. Building on this momentum, HPE and CyrusOne are now expanding their partnership to enable faster end-to-end service delivery and one place billing: HPE GreenLake is now delivered with the simplicity of a single contract, invoice, and point of contact with CyrusOne. Furthermore, the two companies are offering customers the option of co-location for any HPE GreenLake solution, hosted in any CyrusOne datacenter in the world, giving customers additional geographic flexibility to meet the specific requirements of their business.

CyrusOne’s datacenter architecture offers services designed to support the diversity of client workloads regardless of scale or density, delivering capabilities previously only available to the largest cloud providers and Fortune 1000 companies.

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