PALO ALTO, Calif., November 15, 2016 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced HPE Managed Services for Microsoft Azure, a comprehensive set of services from HPE Enterprise Services for design, deployment, delivery and daily operational support for the public cloud platform.
As companies seek to define and implement their traditional, private and public cloud infrastructures, IT departments, application owners and lines of business must contend with a complex array of challenges as they attempt to effectively manage their infrastructure. The Managed Services for Microsoft Azure offering from HPE Enterprise Services provides customers access to a fully managed service that addresses the public cloud component of a company’s end-to-end hybrid infrastructure requirements, allowing companies to focus on creating efficiencies and generating added value to their business.
“The Microsoft Azure cloud platform is designed to deliver hybrid solutions tailored to the unique needs of enterprise clients,” said Mike Neil, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Cloud, Microsoft Corp. “This offering from HPE Enterprise Services allows us to provide the right balance of public, private and traditional IT solutions for our mutual customers.”
HPE Managed Services for Microsoft Azure allows customers to customize service packages in order to meet particular application characteristics and business needs. The offering includes:
- Management of virtual server, storage and network infrastructure so that clients can focus on their business’s core competencies
- Service provisioning and de-provisioning as well as infrastructure configurations management so that clients can govern their resources usage based on their application requirements
- Operations support, active directory management, operating system patching services – all to allow the IT and Business leaders to focus on achieving business outcomes
- Backup and recovery services, and Security services to ensure that best practices are implemented to protect company data and support security certifications
“We help our clients take advantage of the innovation Microsoft is delivering with Azure.” said Eugene O’Callaghan, vice president, Workload and Cloud at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Enterprise Services. “With HPE Managed Services for Microsoft Azure and Managed Cloud Broker we’re able to provide to our customers an integrated hybrid environment that includes traditional and public cloud so they can focus on what matters most – growing their business.”
In addition to the managed services for Microsoft Azure, HPE Enterprise Services offers application migration and transformation services, cloud native application development, and a complete set of Big Data and Analytics capabilities on Microsoft Azure, which include data lake setup services, and analytics application development and management.
Microsoft and HPE Partnership
In 2015, HPE and Microsoft announced a three year “Cloud Platform Initiative” to advance innovation in hybrid cloud computing. Today’s launch of the HPE Managed Services for Microsoft Azure offering further cements HPE’s commitment to bringing our customers the innovative hybrid cloud services that matter to them.
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About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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