Support for Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Workspace Announced for HPE SimpliVity
Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced HPE SimpliVity 380 with Microsoft Hyper-V and Simplivity Workspace for Citrix.
According to the press release, the following benefits will be offered to current HPE Simplivity customers:
VM-centric management and mobility: HPE SimpliVity hyperconvergence enables policy-based, VM-centric management abstracted from the underlying hardware to simplify day-to-day operations. VMware customers benefit from this core value with 95 percent seeing value and IT simplification. Now Microsoft Hyper-V customers can achieve the same benefit.
Data protection: Customers now have access to a hyperconverged solution with full-featured, built-in backup and recovery at no additional cost. These data protection features include the resilience, built-in backup, and bandwidth-efficient replication needed to ensure the highest levels of data integrity and availability, eliminating the need for legacy data protection.
Data efficiency: Delivered by powerful built-in data services including in-line deduplication and compression and novel data architecture to speed business continuity and enable workload mobility. Guaranteed data efficiency saves 90 percent capacity across storage and backup combined and the benefits include slashing recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) from days or hours to seconds, with a guaranteed 60-second restore for a 1TB VM.
Available immediately from HPE and HPE partners, HPE SimpliVity 380 with Microsoft Hyper-V expands hypervisor options for customers and, according to the company, "simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services for virtualized workloads -- including VM-centric management and mobility, data protection and guaranteed data efficiency."
The partnership with Citrix means the company can expand into the Citrix HCI Workspace Appliance Program with HPE SimpliVity 380 with Microsoft Hyper-V, providing a "pre-integrated and pre-tested" solution in the SimpliVity appliance, making it easier for businesses to deliver virtualized desktops and applications.
According to the announcment, HPE will be previewing the HPE SimpliVity for Citrix Cloud solution in booth #310 at Citrix Synergy in Anaheim, Calif., May 8-10, 2018, and is a Gold Sponsor of the event.
Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.