HPE Inks Mesosphere
February 8, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
has signed an original equipment manufacturing
(OEM) and reseller agreement with Mesosphere to help customers transform
and modernize their data centers with hybrid IT solutions that span
traditional infrastructure, private, public and managed cloud services.
As part of this OEM and reseller agreement, HPE will be a provider of
Mesosphere enterprise solutions worldwide. HPE will build and deliver
infrastructure solutions, including server, storage and technology
services designed for Mesosphere DC/OS, an open-source platform (built
on top of Apache Mesos) for developing, deploying and elastically
scaling the technologies that underpin today’s modern applications.
The agreement with Mesosphere is the latest milestone for HPE as the
company continues to expand its container leadership to help enterprise
customers fully embrace the benefits and flexibility hybrid IT provides,
such as optimized performance and faster service time to market.
“Today’s enterprises need to engage a lot of users, process real-time
data at scale and roll out services fast. That means running distributed
systems of containers, big data services and everything else that modern
applications require elastically across on-premises IT and in the
cloud,” said Peter Schrady, senior vice president and general manager,
SMB and Enterprise Server Solutions, HPE. “By combining Mesosphere’s
DC/OS technology with our infrastructure and service leadership, we are
making it easier for our customers to leverage hybrid IT to run, deploy
and manage today’s distributed enterprise environments more
Through this reseller agreement, customers get the benefits of cloud
native platform services, accelerated by HPE services and powered by HPE
infrastructure. As part of the platform, Mesosphere Enterprise DC/OS
running on HPE servers and storage enables customers to use a single
platform to run container applications, Platform-as-a-Service,
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, distributed databases, big data analytics
and stateful services.
The reseller agreement is the latest chapter in a growing relationship
between Mesosphere and HPE. Mesosphere also announced today that it has
joined the HPE-led Cloud28+ community as a technology partner. Cloud28+
provides customers and HPE partners a platform from which they can find
hybrid IT solutions, share knowledge, and create new connections. In
March 2016, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, the HPE venture investment and
partnership program, led Mesosphere’s $73.5 million Series C funding
“We’re excited to partner with HPE to help its customers around the
world adopt modern applications and simplify their IT operations via
DC/OS,” said Florian Leibert, co-founder and CEO of Mesosphere. “DC/OS
is built around technologies that have automated infrastructure and
application development at large web and consumer-technology companies,
but is designed for use by all companies from startups to global
enterprises. Our relationship with HPE brings the rich capability and
elastic scale of public cloud to our joint customers’ own
Mesosphere are also working together in a number of
other areas designed to help joint customers
modernize their IT environments and operations
around technologies such as cloud computing,
containers and flash storage. Details include:
Initially available on HPE ProLiant servers
running Linux operating systems as supported by
Mesosphere. Expanding in the future to servers
with other operating systems as supported by
Mesosphere and certified by HPE.
Storage: New reference architectures and
platform integration to address the data
persistence needs of containerized applications
on DC/OS. The solution provides elasticity,
superior performance SLAs, high availability and
data services required for deploying massively
scalable containers on HPE 3PAR StoreServ
All-flash Storage platform and software-defined
HPE StoreVirtual Storage.
Technology Services and Support: Worldwide
support for Mesosphere as well as the underlying
infrastructure from one global IT partner, with
HPE Foundation Care.
Technology Consulting Services: HPE Cloud Native
Container Service for Mesosphere is designed to
help customers achieve faster time to
application service delivery while lowering the
costs and challenges of adopting the latest
container strategies. The service is delivered
in three phases’ discovery, design and
deployment. Through the HPE Cloud Native
Container Service for Mesosphere, HPE can help
Faster time to containerize applications.
Deliver services rapidly on Mesosphere’s
Cloud Native platform.
Integrating containers into the customers’
developer platforms and processes.
Earlier this year, HPE released a technical whitepaper and reference
architecture detailing the benefits of running modern applications on a
foundation of Mesosphere Enterprise DC/OS and HPE servers.
Mesosphere DC/OS and related services will be available through HPE and
worldwide channel partners on February 13, 2017.