Servers & Systems: The Right Compute

Upgrade to greater security with the latest VMware vSphere and HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers


HPE and VMware can help you and your customers intelligently and securely incorporate software-defined infrastructure into the data center at a time when change is needed due to VMware vSphere 5.5 going end of support in September 2018.

HPE ProLiant Gen10_VMware_SMB_blog.jpgFor 18 years, HPE and VMware have worked together to deliver game-changing results to our shared 200,000+ customers. Today, we are collaborating to revolutionize virtualization economics and create new efficiencies for our clients.  HPE and VMware can help you and your customers intelligently incorporate software defined infrastructure into the data center at a time when change is needed, due to VMware vSphere 5.5 End of Support (EoS) in September 2018.

Often overlooked cybersecurity risks

We sometimes do not go beyond considering the usual suspects when we stake out our cybersecurity risks. Think networking, firewalls, and routers, for instance. While these are indeed valid focal points, we should address the greater infrastructure such as software and servers in our constant battle to keep our businesses and data safer from cybercrime.

What does VMware vSphere 5.5 End of Support (EoS) mean to you? No active support and no telephone support. No new hardware support, making it difficult to modernize your infrastructure. No new security patches or bug fixes. And by September 19, 2019, there will be NO support.

How will this affect your business? Increased exposure to major vulnerabilities and cybersecurity attacks on systems, databases, and applications. Lack of security and audit compliance. Not to mention mounting operational expenses, if extended support is purchased.

Hand-in-hand security

Why upgrade to the latest software while running on past-gen hardware? It is likely that the latest software will not be supported on this older hardware, so your best bet to harden the security of your applications in a virtualized environment is to run the latest version of VMware Sphere on the latest HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. Upgrade your unsupported virtual environment to VMware vSphere 6.7 running on HPE ProLiant servers to have better peace of mind with features like these.HPE ProLiant Gen10_VMware vSphere.jpg

Accelerate your transition to the next generation

Modernize and incorporate the security enhancements of VMware vSphere 6.7 and HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers into your IT infrastructure. Migration support from HPE Pointnext can help if there is a need due to lack of customer expertise or time. You can ease your transition through financial options or Asset Recovery available from HPE Financial Services.

Don’t wait any longer! The threats to your physical and virtual environments are real.

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Mark is the marketing manager for the Small and Midsized Segment here at HPE. He blogs on topics of interest that can help our SMB servers and solutions customers and partners.