HPE brings composable IT to VMware Cloud

HPE Synergy meets VMware Cloud Foundation

Cloud paradigms and virtual machines have transformed computing, and their impact on the computing industry is only expected to increase over the coming years. However, IT still demands physical devices, and being able to switch between both virtual and physical hardware can be a tremendous boon. HPE Synergy aims to bridge this gap by providing the first composable infrastructure for VMware private clouds.


In the past, handling IT demands meant looking at specialized hardware and choosing the right processing, storage, and networking devices for a company’s needs. Today, computing is viewed in more abstract terms. HPE’s Synergy provides a powerful means to use hardware for vastly different roles, letting companies transform their IT infrastructure with just a few clicks. In real-world environments, this technology simplifies IT management while providing unprecedented versatility.

In 2017, a competitive business needs “technology that enables them to quickly introduce and scale new services,” according to Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager of the Software-Defined and Cloud Group at HPE.

HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation will deliver a private cloud experience that empowers IT to be an internal service provider and enables rapid response to business needs with single-click DevOps delivery.

A Natural Collaboration

Although the concept of composability is new, some of its fundamental concepts are not. Virtualization has long provided a means for making hardware more versatile, and VMware has been at the forefront of developing this technology for decades. Although cloud computing has changed how businesses view virtualization, the technology behind cloud computing is heavily based on virtualization principles. HPE’s leadership with cloud computing and composability makes the collaboration between VMware and HPE Synergy a natural fit.

HPE Synergy

The abstract nature of virtualization requires additional overhead compared to more traditional computer usage, and many believe this leads to less efficient hardware utilization. However, virtualization, especially when fueled by composable design, leads to greater flexibility and better hardware usage. When compared to more traditional hardware, HPE’s Synergy delivers virtual machines while lowering costs by 29 percent. Compared to public cloud offerings, HPE’s technology represented savings of 50 percent. These savings are in addition to better productivity combined with lower operating expenses and capital expenditure.

Fighting Fragmentation

Fragmentation is inevitable in IT, and companies benefit by having so many options to choose. However, fragmentation also makes internal management more difficult. Collaboration between HPE and VMware means companies can rely on a more unified design, lowering operating costs and providing additional power. This new technology will also provide powerful automation capabilities by letting HPE’s OneView automate powerful VMware tools. Powerful analytical tools help IT professionals tailor infrastructure to their company’s needs, ensuring better efficiency and smoother operations.

Although public cloud offerings provide excellent service, in-house hardware and software will continue playing a major role in companies across the globe. The concept of composability provides a new and robust way of analyzing hardware, and bringing VMware’s tools into HPE’s Synergy platform offers even greater power.

A few months back we spoke to Ric Lewis from HPE about Synergy and what it can do. Listen below or on Apple Podcasts.