HPE GreenLake Cloud Services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is out to deliver a cloud experience for applications and data across the hybrid estate with its GreenLake Cloud Services—bringing pay-per-use, self-service and scalability regardless of whether apps and data are on-premises, in colocation or at the edge. The offering covers everything from container management, storage and virtual machines to networking, compute and data protection while also providing preintegrated building blocks as well as a choice of configurations for its services. Included as part of the offering is HPE’s GreenLake Central, a portal that lets partners and customers centrally manage their hybrid environments while also doing complex cost, compliance and security analysis. HPE’s GreenLake Cloud Services ultimately enable—and accelerate—the modernization of apps and data wherever they are found.
Amazon Web Services, the largest public cloud platform by market share, brought its on-premises version of its public cloud into general availability last December, with the launch of AWS Outposts. The offering entails AWS installing and managing a server rack in its customers’ data centers, and addresses the needs of enterprises that must keep applications close to home. Outposts launched with AWS EC2 instances and EBS block storage, as well as two hosted container services, ECS and EKS. S3 storage on AWS Outposts became available in September. The first variant of Outposts is the “AWS native” option for customers that want to use the AWS APIs and control plane alongside their deployments in AWS regions. A second variant of AWS Outposts, for customers that want to use a VMware control plane is expected in 2020.