Microsoft and HPE partner to bring Azure in your datacenter with hyper-converged CPS Standard solution

Today at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Discover 2015 conference in London, Microsoft and HP announced important joint hybrid cloud initiatives, including the availability of HPE’s first Cloud Platform System solution.

The HPE Hyper-Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard (CS 250) is the industry’s first hyper-converged system with true hybrid capabilities. Jointly engineered by Microsoft and HPE, and built on industry-leading HPE ProLiant technology, this integrated solution goes beyond traditional virtualization solutions to bring Azure services to your datacenter. You get an Azure experience, with an Azure management portal and automation that allows developers and business groups to self-deploy the computing capacity and apps their users need while still maintaining central oversight. Two of our Executive Vice Presidents, Scott Guthrie from Microsoft and Antonio Neri from HPE, shared their comments on the CS 250 in this video.

We’re excited to see the growth of hyper-converged systems in the market, driven by the power of software and the value proposition of simplification and seamless scaling. Having HPE bring the CS 250 to market, built with Microsoft’s cloud stack, is a great validation. This software-defined solution can be up and running in a matter of hours, and allows you to start small and scale as your business grows.