Software-Defined & Cloud

It has been a very interesting April with a lot of announcements happening both from HPE and within the industry, as infrastructure consumption needs continue to adjust. Last year it was all about moving everything to the cloud, this year the age of Hybrid IT is emerging and the need to better understand the best places to run applications, based upon security and  data location with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation laws) kicking in May 25. Along with that, it was exciting to see the general availability of HPE OneSphere which helps customers manage their apps in a multi-cloud environment, and HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack for building private cloud. It was also interesting to hear Dell/EMC announce Kinetic Infrastructure, something that sounds very much like Composable Infrastructure. And lastly, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged continues to influence in the industry and how customers are using hyperconverged to run test and dev along with production environments.

I have included article on each…happy reading!!


Chris Purcell has 29+ years of experience working with technology within the datacenter. Currently focused on integrated systems (server, storage, networking and cloud which come wrapped with a complete set of integration consulting and integration services.)

You can find Chris on Twitter as @Chrispman01 and @HPE_ConvergedDI and his contribution to the HPE CI blog at