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HPE adds data centre player Mesosphere to channel options

An OEM and reseller agreement between HPE and Mesosphere will give the channel access to a data centre solution from next week

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continues to establish partnerships that it hopes will put it in a stronger position and its latest one, with data centre specialist Mesosphere, should have some positive repercussions for the channel.

An OEM and reseller agreement has been struck between HPE and Mesosphere which will give the two the chance to pitch a solution that uses the former's storage and servers with the latter's data centre open source platform.

The tie-up is being heralded as further evidence from HPE of its commitment to develop more options for customers operating in a hybrid environment. Resellers will be able to sell the technology from the start of next week.

“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 efficiently," he added.

From a channel perspective as well as opening up a new product line the other main point of interest is the addition of Mesosphere to the Cloud28+ community, which gives partners the chance to share best practice, find hybrid IT solutions and form relationships.

Florian Leibert, co-founder and CEO of Mesosphere, said that the relationship with HPE would give it a chance to spread its DC/OS platform across a wider customer base.

“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 infrastructure," he said.

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