HPE Partners with Red Hat on Container Deployment
May 07, 2018

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a collaboration with Red Hat to enable enterprises to adopt and deploy containers in production rapidly and at scale.

While developers find it easy to deploy containerized applications in their development and test environments, enterprises often require container scalability, added security features, persistent storage, and manageability to deploy containers in production. To help accelerate container application delivery, HPE and Red Hat are collaborating to optimize Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on HPE platforms, including HPE Synergy, the industry’s first composable infrastructure.

In addition, the two companies are also collaborating to offer services to help customers adopt Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with HPE platforms from proof of concept to production.

“Deploying large-scale container environments to the enterprise data center is not simple,” said Neil MacDonald, VP & GM, HPE Synergy & HPE BladeSystem. “Through our long-standing collaboration with Red Hat, we’re aiming to accelerate the adoption and deployment of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with HPE solutions from proof of concept to large scale deployment. Customers of both companies can now modernize their platform leveraging each of our services, support, and validated Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform technology stacks on HPE Synergy and HPE Nimble and 3PAR storage arrays.”

With the efforts of HPE and Red Hat, IT experts can deploy a single container architecture from development to operations.

“DevOps and agile application development are helping customers to deliver on the promise of digital transformation with accelerated application development and microservices architectures,” said Ashesh Badani, VP and GM, OpenShift, Red Hat. “Together, Red Hat and HPE aim to deliver a container-based solution that enables customers to not only build new cloud-native apps and microservices, but also to modernize legacy applications.”

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has become a leader in the container space by offering an integrated, enterprise-grade container platform based on industry standards, including Linux containers and Kubernetes. HPE will pair key components of its hybrid IT portfolio of products and services with the following capabilities for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

- Containerization services - Helps customers adopt and migrate to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with containerization services through HPE Pointnext.

- Reference architecture - Provides leading best practice blueprints for deploying scalable container platforms from development to operations through a validated design of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on HPE Synergy with HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage.

- Composable Infrastructure for containers - Leverages HPE Synergy as a single platform to run containers on virtual machines or on bare metal, and traditional non-containerized applications side-by-side. HPE Synergy provides a single infrastructure for IT to dynamically compose their right mix of virtual, traditional and container resources, helping to increase business agility and resource utilization.

- Persistent storage for containers - Enables developers to provision and manage storage volumes on demand with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform’s persistent volume framework, making it easier to provision container volumes, protect container data, and set Quality-of-Service (QoS) on HPE 3PAR and Nimble storage arrays.

- Faster deployment and automation - Offers a complete set of Ansible playbooks along with step-by-step deployment guides to automate deployment of the HPE Synergy with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform including high availability, networking, load balancing, persistent storage, container data protection policies, and OS security. This API-driven, programmatic control of physical infrastructure can deploy a production-ready Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment to less than two hours.

- Container data protection - Improve backup and restoration of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform data from public clouds using HPE Cloud Volumes and/or HPE Cloud Bank Storage.

- Stronger security – Leverages various security tools designed to protect the complete stack. In addition, HPE offers its Gen10 Silicon Root of Trust security at the processor firmware level, which ensures servers to not execute compromised firmware code, and HPE Workload Aware Security for Linux (WASL) to further improve security from the OS level and below.

The above HPE technology stack will be available in September 2018. A Reference Architecture for HPE Synergy with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform featuring the Gluster File System is already available now.

HPE Pointnext also offers a comprehensive portfolio of advisory and professional services supporting application containerization and Kubernetes integration. In late 2018, HPE Pointnext plans to expand the offering with additional services to help customers adopt Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with HPE solutions and migrate to containers.

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