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Stay ahead by accelerating time-to-value with HPE and Docker


Lainie.jpgBy Lainie Guthrie, Vertical/Market Program Manager, HPE

To stay ahead of the competition, you need to find ways to bring apps and services to market faster than ever before. Lengthy release cycles, complex interdependencies, high support costs, and a lack of portability are key inhibitors that are being addressed by the rapid adoption of container technologies.

According to Gartner,[1] "…by 2018, more than 50 percent of new workloads will be deployed into containers in at least one stage of the application life cycle.” A container consists of an entire runtime environment bundled into one secure package including the code, runtime, system tools, and system libraries. Docker containers allow developers to use the right platform to meet the business need, quickly add new capabilities and features, effortlessly scale to satisfy peak demand, easily remediate issues, and release updated versions in hours.

The question is: With uncertainty surrounding Dell Technologies’ product roadmaps, do you want to embark on a lengthy DIY project to design, source, build, integrate, test, and deploy a container environment that relies on the unknown? Or would you rather choose a pre-integrated, fully interoperable container environment that is designed, built, and tested from the ground up by industry leaders for rapid deployment and accelerated time-to-value?

HPE and Docker—Powering distributed apps across hybrid IT

Today, the unique HPE and Docker Alliance is deliveringbigstock--127511054.jpg the DevOps capabilities you need—faster, simpler, and better than anyone else in the market. Both the Docker Engine and support come bundled with HPE servers and are fully integrated with HPE management tools. Businesses that replace their Dell servers with HPE servers and Docker containers will be positioned to create distributed applications that are portable across any infrastructure much faster than their competition—and fully supported by HPE.

"The default availability of Docker's technology on every HPE server and HPE's hyperconverged platform enables enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of containerization while leveraging their investments in existing systems and process," said Ben Golub, CEO of Docker. "Having a strategic alliance that starts with Docker Engine but extends to include our commercial end-to-end platform, Docker Datacenter, provides HPE customers with a comprehensive solution that covers all of their requirements over time. Enterprises leveraging this joint solution can achieve immediate efficiencies while focusing on existing applications—which can include a 20X optimization on their infrastructure—while shipping their applications 13X faster."[2]

Docker-ready HPE servers

HPE servers—including HPE ProLiant, HPE Apollo, and HPE Cloudline—are delivered to your data center pre-configured, pre-tested, and ready for Docker Engine and Docker container environments. Designed for increased hardware optimization, rapid time-to-value, and greater portability, these Docker-ready servers add value by simplifying and accelerating the deployment of Linux® and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2016 containers across traditional, cloud, and Microsoft Azure® environments.

In addition, HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem, HPE ConvergedSystem, and HPE Hyper Converged powered by Intel® platforms come ready for enterprise-scale Docker deployments, enabling DevOps in virtualization clusters. HPE Reference Configurations for Docker Datacenter allow you to quickly deploy Docker Datacenter in a production environment for virtual machine vending capabilities and rapid adoption of private cloud and container environments.

Unified management of container, virtual, and traditional environments

HPE and Docker are also collaborating in the development of new HPE container-enabled technologies to simplify the management of hybrid IT environments. These include Docker-integrated HPE OneView, which leverages the unified OneView API to quickly deploy and manage the infrastructure that Docker Engine and Docker containers run on—along with HPE SiteScope, an agentless platform for monitoring the availability and performance of Docker nodes and clusters in a Dockerized environment.

Make the Smart ChoiceAccelerate time-to-value with HPE and Docker

Combining the strengths of HPE—the world’s leading innovator of cloud infrastructure—and Docker—the leader in containerization—enables you to rapidly modernize your data center, transform your DevOps, and stay ahead of the competition. And to make things even easier, HPE provides a single point of contact for supporting enterprise-grade Docker and HPE technology solutions, offering 24x7 access to a global network of specialists.

CRN[3] named the HPE|Docker Alliance as one of the 10 most important tech partnerships of 2016. It offers a solid alternative to the DIY solution built on the unknown, offered by Dell Technologies as they work out their product strategy—deciding which products to cut and which to evolve—in an attempt to compete with HPE’s innovative and proven portfolio focused on the rapid delivery of business outcomes.

To find out what HPE and Docker can do for your business, talk to your HPE Account Rep or HPE Channel Partner today, and visit the HPE | Docker Alliance page. And don’t forget to visit to learn more about what HPE can do for Dell Technologies’ customers.


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[1]Containers Will Change Your Data Center Infrastructure and Operations Strategy.” Gartner, 28 March 2016.

[2]Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Docker Partner to Power Distributed Applications Across Hybrid Infrastructure.” HPE press release, 07 June 2016.

[3]The 10 Most Important Tech Partnerships In 2016 (So Far).” CRN, 28 July 2016.


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