HPE – Microsoft solutions deliver even more amazing results when other partners join in

Guest Blogger: Mark Evans 

How about this for a partnership that delivers results?  Just as it has so many times in the past, the HPE – Microsoft strategic alliance continues to co-engineer solutions that are just right for the challenges your 5 peeps working at table, overhead shot - June 2019.jpgcustomers are facing in hybrid cloud, the edge, and other key areas. These are typically turnkey solutions, tested and proven to deliver outstanding results. However, they are more generalized in nature and may not always address the highly-specialized requirements of some of our mutual customers in areas such as disaster recovery, data protection, application migration, the edge and more. That’s when we turn once more to partnerships - working with specialized ISVs to create validated solutions for specific capabilities that easily integrate to the larger HPE – Microsoft solutions.

You’ll be able to see some of these specialized solutions for yourself at next week’s Microsoft Inspire event.

Just stop by HPE Booth 2127 and see how our commitment to partnership can bring your customers top-performing solutions that are unmatched by anyone else.

Stacking the odds in favor of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack  

Co-engineered by HPE and Microsoft, “HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack” enables organizations to run Azure services on-premises.The solution incorporates compute, storage, and networking in an Azure on-premises instance. The advantage of this approach is to deliver the speed, agility, and simplicity of a public cloud but with the characteristics of an on-premises cloud. But from the start, we knew that the solution could not always meet all specialized customer requirements. So we found partners with specific, proven expertise to help us address important gaps that existed:  

F5 Networks has created a load balancing solution for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack. Applying the F5 load balancing solution confers a number of benefits to the enterprise, including:

    • Multiple High-Availability (HA) scenarios: Application HA makes applications highly available across the cloud and on-premises, or between multiple Azure Stack instances. Localized HA allows two or more Azure Stack instances at the same site to act as failover instances for each other. Finally, multi-site/multi-region HA bridges Azure Stack instances deployed in multiple data centers, including deployments in separate geographic regions
    • Improved security posture—Protecting applications and data on Azure Stack against volumetric attacks and data exfiltration contributes to an overall improvement in an organization’s security posture
    • Improved end-user productivity— Leveraging SSO, users of applications on Azure Stack can work more productively.            

  More information on the F5 Networks solutions for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure   Stack is available here.

A solution from ZeroDown offers ultra-high availability for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack, cutting downtime to zero while keeping critical workloads available and transactions complete during outages. It provides:

    • Azure Stack operations with no downtime
    • No single point of failure for Azure Stack
    • Full business continuity and assurance, before an outage actually happens
    • Recovery to immediate transaction states (versus RTO or RPO) with RPO = 0
    • No inevitable delay and disruption from executing disaster recovery plans
    • True multicloud HA

More information on the ZeroDown solution for HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack   is available here.

All of these partner solutions will also be covered in Theater Session at a Microsoft Inspire session titled “Validate your solution on HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack.” Session ID is HPES03. For your convenience, it will be presented three times at HPE Booth 2127 at the event, including:

  • Sunday, July 14: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Monday, July 15: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 16: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

Bringing new value to the Edge

HPE is using the same partnering approach to bring increased value at the edge to customers through the Secure Edge Data Center (SEDC). This time, HPE and Microsoft is partnering with ABB and Rittal to deliver this Edge 1.jpgall-in-one industrial data center solution, customized for industrial IoT and digitalization rollout in harsh environments. SEDC provides complete enterprise-class datacenter functionality with the footprint of a standard IT rack. Designed to operate in tough industries, it’s IP55 compliant, very flexible and scalable, and it adapts to your specific needs including very high service level objectives. SEDC allows customers to deploy standard IT solutions anywhere and literally any workloads- SAP HANA, Azure Stack, and others- to their preferred on-premises location on HPE infrastructure in the SEDC.

Learn more about the Secure Edge Data Center by attending the Microsoft Inspire Theater Session titled “HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack brings the power of Hybrid Cloud for on premise data analytics with low latency processing of key databases for the industrial environment.” This session will be presented in HPE Booth 2127 at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, July 15: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 16: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

I also encourage you to check out these two new HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack success stories for proof of the amazing results this solution delivers in the real world.

Get up to date information about HPE’s participation at Microsoft Inspire at you cannot attend the event, Get more information about HPE’s Solutions, Services and Software for Microsoft at And get the latest about HPE and Microsoft following the #HPEMSFT hashtag on Twitter

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Urs Renggli is the Global Marketing Lead for the Microsoft and SAP Alliances, directing all aspects of HPE's global alliance marketing strategy and partner marketing. He is responsible for developing and implementing end-to-end sales and marketing Initiatives and programs. Urs has spent a number of years at both HPE and Microsoft and understands both the power and importance of this strategic alliance in terms of the solutions it delivers to customers.