HPE Debuts Its Composable Infrastructure for VMware Clouds

At the VMworld conference this week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced what it says is the industry's first "composable platform" for the VMware Cloud Foundation. The new HPE Synergy infrastructure is designed to accelerate application delivery in hybrid IT environments, as well as more traditional IT environments.

IT professionals can use HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation to simplify their move to a hybrid IT infrastructure, deploying infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and private clouds, reportedly in a matter of minutes. HPE says the Synergy/VMware platform should help enterprises reduce their virtual machine expenses, compared to other systems that use public clouds and traditional server racks.

Single Infrastructure

The combination of HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation will enable customers to operate a single platform that runs traditional bare metal, virtualized SAN-based environments, and new vSAN-based workloads. HPE says Synergy is the only platform available today that provides a single infrastructure for IT to dynamically compose the right mix of virtual, traditional, and VMware Cloud Foundation.

The Synergy/VMware platform also enables an IT group to become an internal service provider of IaaS and private clouds. Reportedly in minutes, with a few simple clicks, IT professionals can use the HPE Synergy Image Streamer to deploy infrastructure and VMware Cloud Foundation software. The technology then helps IT respond quickly to requests for DevOps assistance on new and existing software development projects. HPE says its solution is superior to competing solutions available today that require multiple tools and steps.

Speed and Savings

HPE reports that Synergy offers the industry's fastest platform for VMware environments, noting that HPE Synergy recently set the world record VMmark 2.x Performance Benchmark, performing 41 percent faster than the previous top scoring server.

As the industry's first platform based on composable infrastructure, HPE Synergy is intended to provide substantial cost savings. HPE claims it can deliver...

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