HPE GreenLake For Private Cloud Packs New AWS Kubernetes Punch
Joseph F. Kovar, Steven Burke
HPE new version of GreenLake For Private Cloud Enterprise adds new muscle to the pay-per-use private cloud platform including integration with AWS’ Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Anywhere. Here are five things you need to know about HPE’s GreenLake for Private Cloud additions unveiled Wednesday at HPE Discover in Germany.
AWS EKS Anywhere The First Public Cloud Kubernetes Cloud Service To Integrate With HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise
Amazon Web Services has become the first public cloud provider to integrate its Kubernetes container platform with HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise, Thompson said.
The AWS EKS Anywhere capability opens the door for customers to use the AWS Kubernetes platform in a private cloud they can deploy on-premises, in an edge location, or in a third-party colocation service, Thompson said. The AWS EKS Anywhere addition was based on customer demand, he said.
“This is an open source solution from AWS,” he said. “We have given the ability and the automation to make it very easy to deploy and integrate into your [GreenLake] PCE environment. Today, if you want support on that particular solution, it would still be an engagement with AWS. But as we work with them on this partnership, you can imagine we’ll continue to evolve that offering into fully managed services or other complimentary capabilities that either side can provide as part of that experience.”
HPE expects to add capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift to HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise in the coming months, with capabilities for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKS) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to follow, Thompson said.
“Many enterprises have kind of picked their horse,” he said. “They use OpenShift, they use EKS, they use Rancher. So where we want to take [GreenLake] PCE (private cloud enterprise), with EKS Anywhere being the first example, is allow us to deliver that cloud experience but allow you to choose what you want that underlying runtime component to be, in this case for Kubernetes,” said Thompson.