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.

British Telecommunication Establishes Direct Connectivity to HP Helion Cloud Services

With this new rapid connectivity service, the customers of BT will be able to access the HP Helion Managed Cloud Computing Services in faster, reliable and more secure manner.

BT & HPGreatResponder.com  BT announces a new rapid connectivity service for the BT IP VPN customers; BT will use HPE’s Rapid Connect capabilities to enable its customers to bypass the public internet when they connect to the HPE Helion Managed Cloud Computing Services. This direct connectivity will give fast access to HPE’s portfolio of services when they need to build and consume computing workloads. It gives BT customers more reliable and secure access, better performance and lower latency rate.

Eugene O’Callaghan, Vice President, Enterprise Services Workload and Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said “Customers are looking for their cloud providers to deliver high performance, secure, reliable and high availability services in an evolving regulatory and threat landscape. Our partnership to deliver these services with BT will bring a whole new level of confidence to global organizations.”

It also simplifies the process of using cloud services, when a lot of companies are coming to terms with a mixture of private public and hybrid clouds. Another benefit for the customers of BT is that by adding direct connectivity to HPE Helion Cloud Computing Service through BT’s global network, they will benefit from a solution that is consistent, secure and reliable, wherever they operate. This service will help the customers to work with more efficiency and as a result the productivity will also increase.

Keith Langridge, Vice President, Connect Portfolio at BT Global Services, said: “organizations understand the flexibility and agility that come with deployment of cloud services. To accelerate their deployment of cloud, they require secure and reliable access to data and applications whether they are hosted in private, public or hybrid clouds”.

It is of great importance that BT’s ‘cloud of clouds’ vision builds on a road map for future service delivery and is underpinned by a wide range of services and industry sector solutions, delivered over BT’s global network infrastructure. The services are managed by customers through a single service catalog using BT’s Compute Management System which is very user friendly.

He further said that BT’s direct connectivity to HPE Helion Managed Cloud Computing Services via Rapid Connect is already available in Germany, France and the UK. This will be followed by additional connections of key business hubs around the world.

HP to Create Over 100 High Tech R&D Positions to Boost Global OpenStack Cloud Computing Operations

hp-cloud-computingTo improve the OpenStack based cloud computing service portfolio, HP plans to invest heavily in research and development section; and the creation of over 100 high tech positions is part of that plan.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the giant IT vendor that it is going to invest heavily in the research and development to strengthen its cloud computing product portfolios to aggressively compete in the fiercely competitive marketplace. The creation of over 100 high tech cloud computing related jobs in the Galway R&D center in Ireland is a part of that investment plan. The company is building a highly sophisticated and state of the art research and development center in Ballybrit, Gawlay, Ireland. This center will be operational by the end of this month, as informed by the company official statement.

It was further elaborated about the company plans for investment in the cloud computing portfolios of the services that company has envisaged a global policy to expand HP’s Hellion portfolio of cloud computing services and products. This is very important to note that the Galway research and development center has been pivotal in R&D of public cloud computing products of the company globally.

HP is focusing heavily on the important role of this research and development center for developing high quality and robust cloud computing products based on the OpenStack open source platform.

The official statement further explained about the positions created in the R&D center that the positions will be of expertise and senior levels that will help the company to support the enterprise customers with planning, evaluation and implementation of cloud computing services based on OpenStack platform.

Enda Kenny, a Taoiseach said in his official statement, during his visit to the global headquarter of HP in Palo Alto, CA, “Today’s announcement that HP is creating 100 additional jobs in Galway is a boost for Ireland and for the ICT sector in particular. HP has consistently invested in and believed in Ireland over the past forty years. Today, the company is one of Ireland’s most valued investors and one of our foremost creators of highly skilled R&D jobs. ICT is a sector which we have specifically targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs and we have put in place a range of measures to support jobs growth in this area. Supporting foreign direct investment is a central part of our jobs recovery plan”