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HPE has augmented its GreenLake Offer by adding on-premises Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Stack HCI availability, to complement the existing SimpliVity and Nimble dHCI hyper-converged systems support in GreenLake and Nutanix.

GreenLake is HPE’s subscription-based offering that supplies hardware and software as a service similar to the cloud. Azure Stack HCI is Microsoft’s Azure cloud service, built for on-premises hardware, with Microsoft as the vendor, in partnership with HPE, providing a backend link to the Azure public cloud. Azure Stack HCI is delivered as an Azure service on GreenLake, to run in edge locations, remote offices, and data centres.

A better experience

HPE GreenLake Cloud Services’ general manager, Keith White, gave a statement saying that the world is becoming hybrid and expressed the company’s excitement at the collaboration with Microsoft. He said that they are seeing growth in Hyperconverged Infrastructure and combining Microsoft Azure Stack HCI with GreenLake will benefit customers who will enjoy a unified and automated experience.

HPE says that GreenLake Azure Stack HCI and SQL Server will use a pay-per-use pricing model, point-and-click self-service, cloud-like flexibility, scalability, and the security of dedicated, on-premises IT. Users will see 30-40% in TCO savings with no over-provisioning necessary.

A collaboration worth noticing

Customers can control the services they use, from the Azure portal, in the same way, that they manage their Azure public cloud services. Microsoft’s Roanne Sones, the corporate Veep for Microsoft Azure Edge + Platform said that the shared work to integrate HPE GreenLake with Microsoft services gives customers a managed services solution that is flexible, simple, and whose economics work for the environments they are built for. There is also the matter of enhanced security.

HPE GreenLake with the HPE Validated System is available immediately, with an Integrated System coming later in the second half of the year.