HPE’s new offering should make setting up HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise a “matter of days rather than months,” says HPE CTO Fidelma Russo.
HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is a relatively new offering from HPE GreenLake. It was announced last year during HPE Discover in June. A major update followed last December on the occasion HPE Discover Europe. HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is a stack that HPE built from the ground up and now offers as a service. It enables organizations to set up a private cloud quickly, particularly in colo environments. HPE is targeting the Fortune 50 to 2000 with this offering. A typical deployment consists of one or two racks, we heard last December from Bryan Thompson, VP of GreenLake Cloud Product Management at HPE.
HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise works out-of-the-box. There is no SI involved. HPE has the responsibility to expand its capabilities further. Examples include further integrations with (public) cloud services. For example, last December it emerged that Amazon EKS would be supported. This makes it possible to run containers within that runtime on HPE infrastructure. In addition, it makes deploying Kubernetes and containers within the hybrid cloud more uniform. Today, as it happens, HPE announced that support for Amazon EKS Anywhere is generally available within GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise. Another announcement surrounding this offering from HPE is that it will support Red Hat OpenShift. This is an important step, as OpenShift is more or less the de facto environment for running containers and Kubernetes.
HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise now available at Equinix
By offering a full private cloud stack, HPE is already making it much easier for customers to deploy such an environment. However, it can always be even more accessible. That’s what HPE is announcing today. It will offer GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise from Equinix’s International Business Exchange data centres. HPE is building the Private Cloud Enterprise offering in a portion of those IBX data centres. In other words, this offering is ready to go. Customers just have to subscribe to it, so to speak, and they can use it.
With this announcement, HPE is taking a big step toward in making GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise more widely available. Equinix has IBX data centres around the world. All of those are now unlocking GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise toward the market. This wider availability, along with easier adoption, is going to make GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise more interesting for organizations. Starting this August, this new offering will become available for the following metro regions: Washington, DC, Silicon Valley, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Singapore and Sydney. HPE promises that more regions will follow and more GreenLake cloud services will also become available through this construction.
HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise Business
Finally, to complete the update line-up surrounding HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise, there is one more piece of news to report. That is that there will be a Business version of it. This is a variant with more self-service than the fully HPE-managed version. With HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise Business (this naming convention does get very long, so HPE decided to call it HPE Private Cloud Business Edition), customers can create their own VMs within the hybrid environment and they can manage the VMs, as well as the infrastructure (using AIOps) themselves.