HP and VMware are extending their relationship to focus more on the software-defined data center and hybrid cloud. The companies are releasing a standalone HP-VMware networking solution, as well as a solution delivered as part of HP Converged Systems.
The companies also announced HP Helion OpenStack will support enterprise-class VMware virtualization technologies.
Both HP and VMware are long-standing contributors to the OpenStack community. With the upcoming HP Helion OpenStack commercial distribution, HP will provide an enterprise-grade OpenStack software solution for private, public and managed cloud environments. In order meet the commitment to offering an OpenStack distribution built to meet enterprise requirements, HP is working with VMware to support key VMware technologies with HP Helion OpenStack.
“Customers will be able to combine HP Helion OpenStack with VMware’s enterprise-class infrastructure including VMware vSphere and VMware NSX to achieve production-grade OpenStack deployments. Our integrated network virtualization and SDN solution will help customers achieve a completely new operational model for networking that enables data center operators to achieve orders of magnitude better agility and improved economics,” said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president, SDDC Division, VMware.