At its Discover 2017 customer conference in Madrid, HPE introduced a simplified multi-cloud management platform called OneSphere that provides a combined experience across public clouds, on-premises private clouds and software-defined infrastructure.
HPE has designed OneSphere to address the needs of developers, IT operators, data scientists, researchers and enterprises to build clouds, deploy apps, and gain insights faster.
“Our customers need a radically new approach – one that’s designed for the new hybrid IT reality,” stated Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager, Software-Defined and Cloud Group at HPE. “With HPE OneSphere, we’re abstracting away the complexity of managing multi-cloud environments and applications so our customers can focus on what’s important – accelerating digital transformation and driving business outcomes.”
OneSphere contains a SaaS portal through which it offers access to a set of IT resources including public cloud services and on-premises environments. It also offers unified experience across clouds, sites, orchestration tools, PaaS and containers, which results in minimizing the requirement of specialized skills.
HPE said that managing the multi-cloud environments with traditional management solutions is complicated, and needs multiple points of management, consuming more resources and costs. They are also difficult to set up and manage since most companies use a combination of public cloud and on-premises resources.
HPE OneSphere has been designed to simplify all these management complications, providing users a one-stop access to all their applications and data from anywhere.
It works across containerized workloads, bare metal applications, and VMs, enabling internal stakeholders to compose hybrid clouds.
OneSphere streamlines DevOps so that enterprises get deep insights across the public and on-premises environments. It enables them to speed up the cycle times, better productivity, and generate cost-savings.
HPE said that OneSphere is a solution to accelerate digital transformation, and is ideal for businesses that want to capitalize on digital disruption and enable a broad range of new customer experiences.
It will be available from January 2018.