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Grand Opening! HPE – Microsoft Azure Stack Innovation Center


Guest Author: David Phillips, WW Senior Director, Hybrid IT Solutions

Grand Opening!  HPE – Microsoft Azure Stack Innovation Center.  A journey to the hybrid cloud: discover, plan, build, and transform

The welcome mat is out at the HPE – Microsoft Azure Innovation Center at the Microsoft Technical Center – Seattle in Bellevue, Washington. And we’re looking forward to your visit. All you have to bring are your questions about how to create the cloud solution that’s just right for you and your enterprise. What you’ll walk away with is an answer to each one of your questions, plus a road map to help you get to your destination, including defining and deploying the right infrastructure, management, security, and support for planning your Azure compatible cloud solution.

It’s important to get it right

Getting the right cloud for your requirements and goals is critical. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a “Right Mix” approach that:

  • Delivers expertise to help you define your right mix of traditional IT, private and public cloud, to fuel the unique apps and services needs of your enterprise.
  • Evolves your IT infrastructure to a flexible, cost optimized, hybrid environment that powers your current and future IT services.
  • Optimizes your IT operations with automation and orchestration for managing, securing, and continuously delivering across your hybrid environment.

And HPE is partnering with Microsoft to enable enterprises to deliver their right mix of on- and off-premises Azure services with security, operations management, pay-as-you-go pricing.

The perfect place to get it right: the HPE – Microsoft Azure Stack Innovation Center

Jointly staffed by HPE and Microsoft technical experts, this new innovation center is being established to ensure you will have a seamless hybrid cloud experience when leveraging Azure Stack across HPE infrastructure, software, and services. When you visit this Center, you will be able to:

  • Discover how HPE and Microsoft can help - We can demonstrate your transformational platform solutions in a hands-on environment equipped with advanced hardware configurations and early adopter software.
  • Plan your strategy - Learn about new approaches that can produce real outcomes and discover how other organizations have achieved their business goals using hybrid cloud.
  • Build your solution - Collaborate with dedicated Microsoft and HPE subject matter experts.
  • Transform your enterprise - Learn about HPE - Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud solutions that grow as your organization grows.

Use the best to create the best

The HPE - Microsoft Azure Stack Innovation Center gives you a unique, absolutely state-of-the-art cloud tool set designed to help large-scale operations reduce time to market and solve the complex challenges they face. Take advantage of world-class cloud capabilities, including:

  • Business planning workshop
  • Proof of concept work
  • Multi-node testing
  • Hackathon solution dev
  • Direct access to:
    • Azure Stack deployments
    • OEM Integrated Systems
    • HPE and Microsoft SMEs

When can we expect you?

Come visit the Innovation center to plan your Azure Stack project. Go to the web site to:

  • Set up an appointment to visit
  • Watch a video about the Center

You can also download a brochure about HPE Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud.

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About the Author


I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID