Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils container management platform

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils container management platform
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20 Nov, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced a turnkey container management platform which can be used by enterprises on cloud-based and physical operations to reduce their costs, automate and modernise processes.  

HPE will start taking orders for the container management platform from early 2020 along with ancillary consulting, deployment and support services.

The company has developed the platform on the Google-developed open source container management solution Kubernetes in addition to its previously acquired big data analytics platform BlueData and artificial intelligence solution MapR, said a statement. 

HPE claims the solution will significantly reduce costs and complexity involved in operating physical container along with providing flexibility in running virtual machines. The platform can be run from remote locations from public clouds while the Kubernetes allows faster release of new codes.

It is estimated that more than 75% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production by 2022, up from less than 30% today, said the company citing a report from advisory firm Gartner. 

“Our container-first approach will provide enterprises with a faster and lower cost path to application modernisation, optimised for bare-metal and extensible to any infrastructure from edge to cloud.” said Kumar Sreekanti, CTO of Hybrid information technology at HPE.

HPE is the global edge-to-cloud platform technology company that offers services ranging from data, technology, cloud, artificial intelligence to improve the operational efficiency of its customers.

In September 2019, HPE launched machine learning-based solution HPE ML ops to support processes on cloud computing environments and in April announced artificial intelligence power solution HPE Primera for data storage solution. 

In July, the company announced plans to invest $500 million in India to improve its solutions portfolio, operations and staff strength.