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HPE DISCOVER — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Tuesday introduced OneSphere, a SaaS-based, multi-cloud management solution. The announcement was made at HPE Discover in Madrid.
Citing IDC figures that estimate more than two-thirds (68 percent) of customers will operate in a multi-cloud environment in two years – and 451 Group predictions that of those customers deploying multiple clouds, 59 percent will rely on hybrid IT interoperability – HPE says that the new OneSphere offers businesses a unified experience across public clouds, private clouds and software-defined infrastructure.
“We set out a few years ago to develop a multi-cloud management platform and what we did is we looked at where [we] started from and how we could build on what we’ve been doing to simplify on-prem, to simplify off-prem and multi-cloud environments,” said Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager with HPE’s software-defined and cloud business. The end result is OneSphere.
With that, Lewis pointed to existing HPE products, such as OneView, SimpliVity, and Synergy. OneView manages on-premises infrastructure and has been shipping for several years. It transforms existing infrastructure into software-defined infrastructure via an API, and creates workload flexibility. SimpliVity is the vendor’s hyperconverged offerings, allowing customers to deliver a VM farm, or cluster, that’s simple and has enterprise data services. (HPE acquired SimpliVity earlier this year.) And, last December, HPE delivered the Synergy platform of composable infrastructure. It composes all workloads and workflows, i.e. VMs, bare metal, or containers.
“But all of that was really focused on-prem and the next logical step is, well, if you could simplify on-prem infrastructure at that level and do composable things, can you do that with public cloud infrastructure? So, that was the next step that we decided to take — develop a unique platform that takes all of those unique innovations and allows us to simplify multi-cloud environments,” Lewis explained.
HPE touts OneSphere as an accelerator for digital transformation, saying it’s ideal for businesses that want to capitalize on digital transformation and enable a broad range of new customer experiences. Some key benefits of OneView include:
Product features include: