HPE Leads Cloud Infrastructure Market In Q4 of Fiscal Year 2015

According to the Synergy Research Group’s Q4 data, HPE and Cisco maintained a very close competition in the cloud infrastructure market.

Cloud infrastructure share graphGreatResponder.com  The report of SRG said that HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) upholds its control of the growing cloud infrastructure equipment market, though Cisco lessened the gap. Dell and Microsoft also showed solid competition for third place in the market. Synergy stated that all four top vendors saw chronological market share turn down as IBM benefitted from its strong year-end and ODMs continued to take away business from more traditional vendors.

Among the different kinds of cloud deployment, Cisco continues to grasp the lead in public cloud infrastructure while HP leads in the private cloud.

“There continues to be a particularly impressive growth in the public cloud infrastructure market as AWS and other cloud operators are having tremendous success in attracting enterprises to their ever-expanding range of service offerings,” said Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder and Chief Analyst. “But enterprises too are buying ever-larger volumes of infrastructure to support their private or hybrid cloud deployments. Across the board there is a massive swing away from enterprises running workloads over more traditional and inflexible IT infrastructure.”

Additionally, the research said HPE has an obvious lead in the cloud server sector and is a main competitor in storage, while Cisco is leading in the networking sector and also has a speedily rising server product line. Microsoft features a lot in the place due to its place in server OS and virtualization applications, while Dell and IBM uphold a tough position across a variety of cloud technology markets.

Servers, OS, storage, networking and virtualization software combined accounted for 95 percent of the Q4 cloud infrastructure market, with the balance comprising cloud security and cloud management.

In the October previous year, IDC had said total expenditure on cloud IT infrastructure will increase at a mix yearly growth rate of 15.1 percent and will attain $53.1 billion by 2019 accounting for 46 percent of the total expenditure on enterprise IT infrastructure.

Whereas hardware and software to make cloud services revenues go beyond $60 billion, other areas of the industry established stronger expansion. Public IaaS/PaaS services had the highest growth rate at 51%, followed by private & hybrid cloud infrastructure services at 45%.

As HPE and Cisco stay dominant in the server and networking segments, both organizations have been offering a number of innovative products in the current months to expand their services.

Microsoft, HP Partnership on Hybrid Cloud Deepens Further with New Announcements

Hewlett Packard Enterprise summarizes the details about their hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft Corporation, this partnership will provide Azure integrated Hardware of HPE.

Hp & MicrosoftGreatResponder.com  At Discover 2015, HPE’s technology conference in London, HPE and Microsoft announces a broad range of Azure cloud platform integrated products and services which will enable the customers of both the companies to make a strong grip on the cloud technologies. HPE will enable Azure utilization and services on all of its servers, so that the company’s existing customers can easily set up a hybrid cloud deployment using the Azure cloud platform.

“Public cloud services, like those 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,” Meg Whitman, HPE president and CEO, said.

HPE will also bring more of its application life cycle management, big data and security software products to Azure as part of the partnership. The company already has its Quality Center and LoadRunner services available through Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace, and this deal will see more HPE services available in Microsoft’s cloud.

This partnership was started when earlier this year HPE announced that it will retire its Helion Public Cloud on 31 Jan. HPE also announces its plan to certify additional 5000 people  as an Azure Cloud Architect so that it will be able to provide services to its global customers.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also chimed in, saying the company is extending its “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.”

Whether you are starting a small scale business or you have a growing business this software defined solution can be up and running for you in just a few hours. This cloud based hyper converged system is a vision of these both technology giants which brings the CS 250 in the market.

“The HPE Hyper-Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard (CS 250) is the industry’s first hyper-converged system with true hybrid capabilities,” said Garth Fort, GM of Microsoft’s Cloud.

HPE is in a great position to help customers integrate public cloud services from Microsoft into their hybrid environments. From pre-engineered solutions, to deployment services from Technical Services, to Virtual Private Cloud or Managed Cloud offerings from Enterprise Services HPE can manage all of them.

HP Officially Launches HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 Cloud Platform

The new version of HP Helion, OpenStack 2.0 will help the enterprises to implement and operate the OpenStack technology with increased security, and management features.

HP HellionGreatResponder.com At “OpenStack Summit Tokyo 2015” the official meet held in Tokyo,  HP announced the worldwide availability of HP Helion OpenStack 2.0. It is an open source based cloud platform, which is designed to meet the requirements of the organizations. Organizations from all around the world, turning to the Open Stack projects because of its flexibility and economics.

“Enterprises want to benefit from the powerful capabilities of OpenStack technology, but they must have the enterprise grade capabilities required to support their businesses,” said Bill Hilf, senior vice president and GM, HP Cloud.

To fulfill the requirements of the organizations who want a perfect mix of traditional IT and cloud technology to run their business smoothly HP has added new features in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 such as enhanced security and lifecycle management. Another great beneficial feature is that there is no more need of any planned or unplanned downtime because the software updating can be rolled over without any downtime.   

 “The configuration, security and scalability advances in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enable organizations to deploy OpenStack technology into production with the confidence that they are backed by the experience and support of a trusted end-to-end technology partner.” Said Bill Hilf.

He further said “I’d call out advances in areas such as lifecycle management and configurability.  HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enables customers to make changes to the structure of their cloud and keep it updated without downtime.”

Some other interesting features which will come in HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 are that it provides continuous patch management, including security patches without interrupting the running applications. Network configuration is also flexible, it will enable the organizations to easily connect it to the existing IT infrastructure.

Another great feature of HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 is that it comes with a very easy to use administer interface. The logging and monitoring system can be centralized al a large scale, even across the whole cloud environment. API adherence is very strict, it also enables the cross-cloud compatibility and it comes with the ability to control the upstream ecosystem of third party plug-ins.

The HP Helion OpenStack 2.0 enables the organizations to create and manage the software defines networks. It has removed the limits of traditional networking and provided the full automation and agility which is essential for hybrid cloud.