HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE (HPE) has continued the announcements from its London official launch event with the unveiling of HPE Helion Managed Cloud Broker, offering provisioning, access, consolidation and security for multiple cloud workloads and providers.
The service is designed to ensure that organisations get maximum benefit and value from cloud and hybrid infrastructures by giving IT administrators instant access and control of a company's IT assets. The result is a more responsive and cost-efficient system with better end-user satisfaction, according to HPE.
"While cloud computing promises organisations significant advantages in terms of speed, agility and lower costs, those advantages are lost when organisations face a sprawl of unmanaged, uncoordinated cloud instances," said Eugene O'Callaghan, vice president of enterprise services workload and cloud at HPE.
"HPE's unique, managed, services-driven approach unifies all enterprise cloud resources together, giving our clients a single view of their IT activities and helping businesses accelerate innovation in an orchestrated, secure and cost-effective manner."
Cloud Broker was part of the Helion package launched last year, and offers complete compatibility with HPE's existing products, as well as data centre services from the likes of VMware and public clouds from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. However, HPE recently closed the Helion Public Cloud offering, despite assurances to customers that it would not.
Full details of the service will come out closer to the launch, but the feature set includes security and performance management, financial and budget controls, compliance management and auditing, catalogue and subscription management, subscription lifecycle management, service request submission and management, monitoring tools, dashboards and reports, all offered from a single integrated self-service portal with a direct interface to service providers.
Cloud Broker will be available sometime in 2016 as a managed service in a consumption-based (i.e. pay-as-you-use) model.
Earlier today, HPE announced HPE Synergy, a unified cloud offering combining on-premise, cloud and containerised services in a single platform. µ
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