HPE OneSphere: Helping you to meet customer demands without demanding way too much from you

By Mike Flaum  

You’ve accepted the fact that you’ve got to digitally transform your enterprise. There is just no other way for you to effectively:

  • Meet your customers’ demands to interact with brands and businesses in a digital way
  • Create an excellent customer experience that is essential if you are to maintain a competitive advantage
  • Enhance business operations for greater intelligence, speed, and efficiency 

The good news (pretty great news, actually) is that technology has provided tools to effectively power the digital transformation with Hybrid IT environments that deliver what customers and the business need. 

The not so good news is that Hybrid IT’s ability to meet customer demands often places unreasonable demands on those who have to manage the environment. There’s no doubt that hybrid IT has resulted in:

  • Multiple Public and private clouds
  • Increasingly diverse tools
  • Apps that span multiple clouds and sites 

It has also created a need to manage the often-conflicting priorities of developers, IT, and the business. 

The question is: Can anyone or anything help you manage all that?  The answer is: Sure … and It’s called HPE OneSphere.  

Making customers happy without driving you mad

HPE OneSphere is a SaaS-based multi-cloud management solution for managing clouds, deploying applications, and gaining insights across public and private clouds and on-premises environments. This one tool enables you to quickly and easily get high-level or fine-grained visibility into costs and optimize digital services across your hybrid estate in real-time, instead of at the end of a billing cycle. 

Complete information on all of the capabilities available with HPE OneSphere is available here.   For this blog, I’d like to focus on provisioning native cloud templates in public clouds and the recently-introduced OSB plug-in that makes it easier to integrate 3rd Party Open Service Brokers' services into OneSphere. 

These impressive new capabilities respond to the need expressed by many customers to:

  • Deploy a variety of workloads and application configurations to public clouds with minimal complexity
  • Use existing configuration management and infrastructure automation tools and need a method to provision them through OneSphere 

In response, we added support for Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and created the Open Service Broker (OSB) plug-in that enables customers to import external services and template definitions into the OneSphere catalog, PLUS deploy everything from the OneSphere catalog based on established access policies. Once deployed, OneSphere provides cost reports for show back and analysis. 

These capabilities and their benefits are outlined in Figure 1 below. 

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 Figure 1

 Figure 2 below shows the step-by-step process for importing and deploying ARM templates with OneSphere.  

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Figure 2


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