HPE Composable Cloud systems get Plexxie with it

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HPE has wrapped its ProLiant DL Rack and Synergy systems in cloud fabric to streamline deployment and automate management of hybrid and converged infrastructures.

The server giant Tuesday announced its Composable Cloud that takes a template approach to building cloud-native, rack-scale systems.

For HPE box tickers, Composable Cloud is a sandwich of integrated software with the headline grabber being Composable Fabric – underpinned by HPE’s acquisition of Plexxi in May.mPlexxi had specialised in software-defined fabric networking for hyper converged infrastructure.

At the time, HPE promised to – in the “near future”- deliver a composable rack system that would “seamlessly extend our composable fabric to a broader set of use cases across the data centre.” It seems like HPE has delivered.


The other ingredients in HPE’s Composable Cloud sandwich are HPE InfoSight for predictive analytics, OneSphere to keep an eye on cost and utilisation and – of course – HPE OpenView to integrate applications, containers, hypervisors, cloud stacks and tools.

Red Hat OpenShift and VMware are supported “initially” in Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL while HPE Composable Cloud for Synergy claimed integration and quick provisioning with a “wide array” of tools from – among others – Chief, Ansible, Puppet and VMware.

Synergy, meanwhile, includes automated management for general purpose workloads like SAP and Oracle in addition to the contemporary generation of cloud-native applications and mixed workloads.

Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL rack servers will start rolling out in the first quarter of 2019 while SimpliVity with Composable Fabric will be available December.

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