Forges deals with Google and Nutanix
Through the newly inked deals, HPE will offer fully managed hybrid cloud solutions via its GreenLake consumption-based pay-per-use model.
The Lowdown: As part of the deal with Google, HPE will offer validated Google IaaS on-premises. Meanwhile, the integration of HPE GreenLake and Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software will benefit customers looking to deploy mission-critical workloads.
The Details: Under HPE’s initial agreement with Google, the vendor will offer two HPE Validated Designs for Google Cloud’s Anthos multi-cloud management platform. Those will be based on HPE’s hyperconverged SimpliVity infrastructure and on its Nimble Storage and ProLiant servers for storage-centric workloads.
The HPE-Google partnership will make it easier for end users to leverage containers and achieve a consistent cloud experience; applications can be built once to run anywhere, both on-premises and across clouds. For Google, the deal also paves the way to HPE’s ecosystem of Partner Ready channel players.
For Nutanix, this is a first foray into the consumption-based model as the company offers its flagship product, Enterprise Cloud OS, through HPE GreenLake. The two vendors also plan to create a new line of integrated appliances that integrate Nutanix software with HPE’s Apollo and ProLiant servers.
The Impact: Sources at HPE said the two announcements underscore the vendor’s commitment to accelerating hybrid cloud adoption and providing end users with choice when deploying their on-premises and public clouds.
HPE’s GreenLake pay-per-usage offering continues to enjoy rising popularity, as it pares down deployment times, improves productivity, and reduces overprovisioning for cloud customers.
The Buzz: “Customers tell us they value choice, simplicity, and consistency in building their hybrid cloud strategy,” said Phil Davis, president of Hybrid IT and chief sales officer at HPE. “By partnering with Google Cloud and leveraging a container-based approach, HPE can offer a seamless hybrid cloud experience with the unique option to do it all as-a-service. This approach, powered by Anthos and HPE GreenLake, gives our customers the freedom to modernize at their own pace with the HPE infrastructure of their choice.”
“We’re working closely with HPE to make it easy for customers to incorporate Anthos into their cloud strategies,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president of Global Ecosystem and Business Development at Google Cloud. “We’re delighted that HPE shares our ‘build once, run anywhere’ approach and look forward to expanding our partnership for hybrid cloud solutions on behalf of customers.”
“Our customers tell us that it’s their applications that matter most. Our partnership with HPE will provide Nutanix customers with another choice to make their infrastructure invisible so they can focus on business-critical apps, not the underlying technology,” said Dheeraj Pandey, founder, CEO, and chairman of Nutanix. “We are delighted to partner with HPE for the benefit of enterprises looking for the right hybrid cloud solution for their business.”