HPE launches cloud broking service

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With a proliferation of enterprise-grade cloud applications, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched the HPE Helion Managed Cloud Broker, a managed service to help businesses to provision, access, consolidate and securely control services across multiple cloud workloads and providers.

The aim of the service is to provide IT administrators with control and instant visibility over an organisation’s IT assets, from traditional IT to private and public clouds, and enable the orchestration of those assets to improve responsiveness, financial management and end-user satisfaction.

“While cloud computing promises organisations significant advantages in terms of speed, agility and lower costs, those advantages are lost when organisations face a sprawl of unmanaged, uncoordinated cloud instances,” said Nick Wilson, general manager, enterprise services and managing director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, South Pacific.

“HPE’s unique managed services-driven approach unifies all enterprise cloud resources together, giving our clients a single view of their IT activities and helps businesses accelerate innovation in an orchestrated, secure and cost-effective manner.”

The service will support the full range of the HPE Helion portfolio, including HPE Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud, HPE Helion Cloud System, and HPE Helion OpenStack, as well as traditional data centre services such as VMware technology, and a range of public cloud providers including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

To be delivered as a managed service in a consumption based model, the HPE Helion Managed Cloud Broker service will be generally available in 2016. It features a self-service portal with direct interface to service providers, security and performance management, financial management and budget controls, compliance management and audit functionality, subscription lifecycle management, dashboards and reports, and monitoring tools.

For clients who wish to build their own Cloud Service Broker, HPE is also offering a range of services to accelerate these efforts, including strategic advisory services and HPE Service Broker platform products.

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