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HPE extends private cloud portfolio at Equinix data centres

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced an expanded partnership with Equinix to extend the HPE GreenLake private cloud portfolio at Equinix International Business Exchange data centres. 

HPE will pre-provision HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise and HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Business Edition at strategic Equinix data centres around the world, giving customers rapid access to a broad range of private cloud offerings for more incredible speed, agility, flexibility, and choice in their hybrid cloud strategy. 

“Enabling HPE GreenLake at Equinix's state-of-the-art IBX data centres across strategic global locations is the next evolution in accelerating customer hybrid cloud adoption,” says Vishal Lall, senior vice president and general manager at HPE GreenLake Cloud Services Solutions. 

“This partnership brings the best of the cloud experience like scalability and rapid provisioning, plus optimized performance, open choice, and low and predictable total cost of ownership, closer to our customers' centers of data and empowers them to speed transformation while optimizing costs."

With this announcement, customers can access the expanding HPE GreenLake private cloud portfolio at strategic Equinix data centres, giving customers more choice and flexibility in leveraging modern private cloud capabilities to address a broad range of workloads, applications, and use cases. HPE will pre-provision the private cloud portfolio at Equinix data centres so customers can rapidly deploy private clouds.

“Customers want options to create hybrid, multi-cloud architectures managed by trusted third parties while maintaining control of their IT and keeping data secure, compliant and available,” says Jon Lin, executive vice president and general manager of data centre services, Equinix. 

“Customers also want sustainable solutions, and we are proud of our long-standing commitment with HPE to create sustainable outcomes for our customers and the environment. Together we are helping customers quickly scale with a modern, private cloud solution via a distributed, interconnected digital infrastructure.”

Announced in June 2022, HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is API-enabled, an automated, flexible, scalable, and enterprise-grade private cloud with a simple modern experience. It's designed with modular infrastructure and software and supports the deployment of bare metal, virtual machines, and container workloads in a self-service mode. 

With simple rate-card pricing that delivers a straightforward pay-as-you-go consumption model, HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise offers six workload-optimized instances for general purpose, computing, memory and storage. HP GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise continues to gain momentum in the market, with significant new customer wins across the automotive, financial services, manufacturing, and retail industries. 

“As a leader in driving global advancements in sustainability, Danfoss works to continually improve its products while optimizing costs in a hypercompetitive world,” says Sune Baastrup, CIO of Danfoss.

“We needed to modernize our traditional IT to an agile cloud model that aligns the right workload on the right platform at the right time, and with HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise at Equinix, we are now able to harmonize our private and public cloud footprints, deliver agile enterprise-wide IT and reduce cloud sprawl.”

In addition, HPE has expanded its private cloud portfolio with the addition of HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Business Edition. 

The new offering allows customers to spin up virtual machines (VMs) across hybrid clouds on demand and self-manage their private cloud from VMs to infrastructure with AIOps-driven simplicity. With an intuitive cloud operational experience for management and seamless integration for data protection, customers can store, manage and protect data across on-premises, edge and public clouds while providing industry-leading data availability and efficiency. The offering provides customers with ultimate flexibility, self-service agility, and the option to pay up-front or as you go. 

Both HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise and HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Business Edition will be pre-provisioned and available on a rolling basis starting this August at Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres serving the following metro areas: Frankfurt; London; Silicon Valley; Singapore; Sydney; Toronto; and Washington, D.C., with more locations and HPE GreenLake cloud services to be added in the future. Starting with these two HPE GreenLake services, HPE aims to provide customers with a wide range of workload management and payment options to cover a broad spectrum of their private cloud needs.

“Increasingly, global organizations are turning to digital infrastructure providers to help transform IT investments by distributing private cloud infrastructure at the edge - close to clouds, users, and applications - to enhance enterprise network capabilities that can enable rapid scaling and security, minimize latency and ensure availability of applications,” says David Tapper, Program VP at IDC.

“By deepening their partnership, HPE and Equinix can assist customers in their hybrid cloud strategy by providing managed cloud services that provision standardized private clouds and simplify integration with public cloud providers, add capacity on an as-needed basis, and enable shorter time commitments. Together this should help organizations achieve critical objectives such as improved productivity, lower costs and enhanced ROI.”

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