HPE launches GreenLake cloud services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new cloud product for the European market.

Dubbed HPE GreenLake cloud services, the product will be hosted by Interxion, A digital realty company and provider of co-location services in 13 countries.

HPE said that the new offer brings customers the benefits of a managed cloud experience without the complexity of managing data centres, while maintaining ownership and control of their data and workloads.

Customers can trial these hosted HPE GreenLake cloud services for 90 days at no cost.

While many enterprises find themselves drawn to the public cloud, most have struggled to move the majority of their key applications due to application entanglement, data gravity, security and compliance, and unpredictable costs.

HPE said GreenLake provides a “consistent operating model” with “visibility of resource use” across co-located and public cloud-based workloads, as well as governance across enterprise applications and data, without the need to manage their own data centres.

The agreement to launch HPE GreenLake hosted by Interxion use the benefits of a cloud-like experience with co-location and connectivity services, enabling enterprises to interconnect with connectivity providers, public clouds and each other.

HPE GreenLake’s new cloud services was first announced at HPE Discover Virtual Experience last month and these colocation solutions will be available via HPE and HPE channel partners.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Managing Director, Maeve Culloty, said: “By running workloads as a service on dedicated hardware at a colocation data centre, customers are getting the best of both worlds: the convenience of cloud and the security and compliance associated with a traditional on-premise infrastructure.  We are excited to launch these new offerings with Interxion to offer our customers the critical components necessary for a successful hybrid cloud journey.”

The new offer is being piloted with Interxion in Ireland, with the intention to quickly expand to the UK, Germany, France and The Netherlands. HPE GreenLake’s flexible as-a-service model and its robust cost, security and compliance analytics tools, allow customers to preserve cash flow, control spend, and prioritise investments. And, using HPE GreenLake Central, customers gain the ability to manage all applications and data, including public cloud instances, from a single dashboard.