Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced a series of updates to its GreenLake cloud services portfolio designed to simplify billing and expand the company’s cloud services business.
New cloud services for virtual machines, containers and bare metal management will feature scalable, modular entry points specifically tailored for mid-market businesses, starting at 100 VMs, and increasing to 600 VMs.
Enhanced features for the Aruba offering are tailored to partners seeking to shift to an as-a-service selling model.
“As the market leader in hybrid and on-premises cloud services, HPE continues to innovate to bring HPE GreenLake and the cloud experience to a broader set of customers for their digital transformation and modernization efforts – at the edge, colocation facility, or datacenter,” said Keith White, senior vice president and general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services. “The HPE partner ecosystem plays a central role in our success, and partners of all types are embedding HPE GreenLake into their business models and offerings to deliver an agile as-a-service experience to their clients.”
The expanded cloud services include services for bare metal which allows customers to discover, provision and manage compute and storage resources in HPE GreenLake Central, to run workloads directly on the server, or use VMs or containers in the mix that best fits their business.
Cloud services for virtual machines (VMs) enables customers to more easily choose from various deployments, as well as compute and storage instance types sized for 100 VMs and up, in standardized blocks with 4, 8, 12, and 16 compute nodes.
Cloud services for containers uses the same building blocks as bare metal and virtual machines, and offers solutions based on small, medium, large and extra-large capacity sizes for the HPE Ezmeral Container platform.
Meanwhile, a number of distributors will add the offerings to their respective online marketplaces.
The enhancements are intended to provide customers with lower-cost, smaller entry points through which customers can start small and have the flexibility to scale out to meet future requirements.