Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced a new deal with Alibaba Cloud, which will certify Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara software to run on HPE platforms, pushing the company into Asia Pacific market with next-generation hybrid cloud solutions.
According to details provided by HPE, the company is the first technology vendor in the Asia Pacific region (outside of China) to deliver this next-generation on-premise hybrid cloud solutions with Alibaba’s Cloud’s Apsara Stack.
This collaboration will allow Apsara Stack cloud services to be optimized and certified on HPE platforms, including HPE Proliant Gen10 servers and HPE FlexFabric networking switches as well as enable Alibaba Cloud customers to access more than 60 services, including artificial intelligence, elastic GPU computing, and business intelligence.
The Apsara Stack from Alibaba Cloud is an extension of the company’s public cloud architecture and provides a hyper-scale and built-in hybrid cloud services platform which allows enterprises to improve utilization of their on-premises data centers, bring new services in security, and meet requirements in data sovereignty and compliance.
“Customers are increasingly looking to deploy and design the right mix of cloud environments to take on different workloads of data while maintaining control of on- and off-premises solutions,” said Scott Morris, Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific Channel, Distribution & Alliances. “In supporting Alibaba Cloud, we’re aiming to help customers leverage Apsara Stack powered by HPE technology and services to deploy a comprehensive suite of scalable cloud computing services that securely and cost-effectively manage their business needs.”
“Our collaboration with HPE demonstrates how Alibaba Cloud’s partner network continues to be an important strategic asset to driving digital transformation for customers,” said Jin Ma, General Manager of Dedicated Cloud and Enterprise Application, Alibaba Cloud. “We aim to empower enterprises to build a powerful shared service platform in their on-premise data center that complies with security, regulation, and data sovereignty requirements.”
HPE was keen to note that its offering, using Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based platform, should be available by the end of this year and across the Asia Pacific, excluding China.