HPE Unveils Industry’s First SaaS-Based Multi-Cloud Management Solution for On-Premises and Public Clouds
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced HPE OneSphere, the industry’s first multi-cloud management solution that provides a unified experience across public clouds, on-premises private clouds and software-defined infrastructure. Through its software-as-a-service (SaaS) portal, HPE OneSphere provides customers access to a pool of IT resources that spans the public cloud services they subscribe to, as well as their on-premises environments. HPE OneSphere is designed for IT operations, developers, and business executives seeking to build clouds, deploy applications, and gain insights faster.
Enterprises today are challenged to quickly capitalize on a relentless volume of information from applications to more effectively compete. These new applications are created differently – virtualized, containerized, built as microservices – and can straddle clouds and sites, creating complexity.
Managing multi-cloud environments today is complicated. Organizations may have multiple points of management, preventing an aggregate accounting of resource utilization and costs. Traditional cloud management platforms are difficult to set up and manage, and don’t span public clouds and on-premises. These factors hinder IT organizations’ ability to make informed decisions, impacting digital transformation initiatives and operational agility.
HPE OneSphere’s multi-cloud strategy – enabling the solution to be used with any public cloud provider – is designed to dramatically simplify operations. The solution works across virtual machines, containerized workloads, and bare metal applications, so internal stakeholders can compose hybrid clouds capable of supporting both traditional and cloud-native applications. Delivered as a service, HPE OneSphere provides users with a single point to access all their applications and data from anywhere. Through it, users can build private clouds and connect public cloud resources, resulting in a virtual resource pool.
With its unified experience, HPE OneSphere streamlines DevOps and provides deep insights across an enterprise’s public and on-premises environments to accelerate cycle times, improve productivity, and generate cost savings – increasing the speed of digital transformation.
“Our customers need a radically new approach – one that’s designed for the new hybrid IT reality,” stated Vikram K, Senior Director, Data Center and Hybrid Cloud, HPE India. “With HPE OneSphere, we’re abstracting away the complexity of managing multi-cloud environments and applications so our customers can focus on what’s important – accelerating digital transformation and driving business outcomes.”
Through HPE Pointnext, HPE simplifies customers’ end-to-end digital transformation, including helping them build their strategy, implement multi-cloud environments and simplify costs through consumption models. With the recent acquisition of CTP, which specializes in cloud consulting services, HPE brings expertise in migrating, developing, and managing cloud applications and infrastructures across public and private clouds. In addition, the HPE OneSphere pay-for-use subscription licensing model complements the HPE Flexible Capacity pay-for-use consumption model for customers’ on-premises infrastructure. HPE makes it simple and affordable for customers to start with a single DevOps project or manage across a multi-cloud, multi-site enterprise.
A solution to accelerate digital transformation
HPE OneSphere is ideal for businesses that want to capitalize on digital disruption and enable a broad range of new customer experiences. Key benefits include:
· Improved speed and simplicity – To respond to developers faster, IT admins can build clouds and deploy virtual machines, containers, and bare metal in minutes. As projects grow, HPE OneSphere enables rapid dynamic provisioning across public cloud and on-premises environments.
· Accelerated application delivery – With unique multi-tenant workspaces called Projects, HPE streamlines and speeds application development and deployment with environments where developers can self-service provision and access catalogs containing templates, cloud-native tools, services and applications.
· Greater cost efficiency – HPE OneSphere provides a single view of usage and aggregate costs across all public cloud and on-premises deployments, so CIOs can control and optimize resources and spending. This solution also has the unique ability to provide “showback” costs by cloud, site, line of business, application or subscriber, and enable real-time self-service cost reporting to designated users.
Key HPE OneSphere features include:
· Multi-cloud architecture, supporting different combinations of pubic clouds, as well as on-premises environments
· Unified experience across clouds, sites, orchestration tools, platforms-as-a-service (PaaS) and containers, minimizing the need for specialized skills
· Built-in role-based collaboration Project workspaces designed for IT operations, business users and consumers of IT, such as developers, data scientists and researchers
· Software-defined and API-driven virtual resource pool
· Subscription consumption model