Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) opened its Discover conference this week in Las Vegas with announcements covering most of the company’s recent obsessions, including containers, hybrid clouds, and The Machine.
Opening Up ‘The Machine’
The thought behind making this initiative open source is to familiarize developers with The Machine’s programming model in addition to contributing to the software itself.
To that end, HPE released a number of developer tools to the open source community aimed at familiarizing developers on how memory-driven computing, as HPE calls The Machine’s architecture, is leading to breakthroughs in machine learning, graph analytics, event processing and correlation. Tools include a database engine and a new programming model that’s adapted to rely on persistent memory.
On the container front, HPE is making Docker availability a default on its servers, by bundling Docker Engine and offering Docker support services. By extension, this also puts Docker onto HPE’s converged infrastructure products, and on Synergy, its composable infrastructure architecture.
It’s part of a strategic alliance between HPE and Docker Inc. that extends into sales, engineering, and support. The companies will jointly resell Docker products including Docker Datacenter, the company’s container management platform.
General availability for the Docker-ready servers is scheduled for the fourth quarter.
Helion: Three New Products
HPE also announced three new products in its Helion portfolio.
The big one is a new flagship cloud product, Helion Cloud Suite 1.0, aimed at managing combinations of bare-metal, virtual-machine, or container infrastructure. It includes HPE’s OpenStack and CloudFoundry distributions and HPE’s operations management software.
HPE Helion Stackato 4.0 is the latest version of the company’s cloud application platform, intended to run on any cloud. It includes Helion CloudFoundry as a container option as well as a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) toolchain.
Finally, HPE Helion CloudSystem 10 combines those two offerings with Helion OpenStack and integrates them onto HPE equipment.