HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE (HPE) has begun making a series of announcements to coincide with its first major showcase since splitting from HP Inc into an enterprise company with the "mindset of a startup".
The first is a new product, HPE Synergy, which the company bills as a "new class of system to power the next era in hybrid infrastructure".
The converged platform allows organisations to run a hybrid infrastructure by taking advantage of 'fluid resource pools', software-defined intelligence and a single API, making it easy to strike a continuous balance between on-premise and cloud computing.
Fluid resource pools combine compute, storage and fabric networking which can be composed on a case-by-case, need-by-need basis, booting up ready-to-deploy workloads as it does so covering physical, virtual and containerised workloads.
The software-defined intelligence is able to self-discover and self-assemble the exact configuration and infrastructure needed for repeatable frictionless updates, while the unified API offers 100 percent infrastructure programmability, a bare-metal infrastructure-as-a-service interface and a single line of code to abstract every element of the infrastructure.
The HPE OneView UI offers a single interface for all types of storage within the infrastructure at a glance.
"Market data clearly shows that a hybrid combination of traditional IT and private clouds will dominate the market over the next five years," said Antonio Neri, executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Group at HPE.
"Organisations are looking to capitalise on the speed and agility of the cloud but want the reliability and security of running business-critical applications in their own data centres. With HPE Synergy, IT can deliver infrastructure as code and give businesses a cloud experience in their data centre."
HPE Synergy is designed to support numerous existing systems from big names including Arista, CapGemini, Chef, Docker, Microsoft, Nvidia and VMware.
It will be available to customers directly and via channel partners starting in the second quarter of 2016. Pricing will be announced at launch. µ
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