It’s here! HPE Docker ready servers are now available. These servers are pre-configured, integrated and validated with commercially supported Docker Engine out of the box. Enterprises can ease the adoption of Docker through a trusted hardware platform.
Announced in June, the Docker and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) partnership, has been called “The 10 Most Important Tech Partnerships In 2016 (so far),” by CRN as a way to bring infrastructure optimized Docker technology to enable a modern application platform for the enterprise.
Integrated, Validated and Supported
Docker ready servers are available for the HPE ProLiant, Cloudline, and Hyper Converged Systems. These servers come pre-installed with the commercially supported Docker Engine (CS Engine) and enterprise class support direct from HPE, backed by Docker. Whether deploying new servers or facing a hardware refresh, enterprises looking to adopt containerization can benefit from a simplified and repeatable deployment option on hardware they trust.
HPE Docker ready servers accelerate businesses time to value with everything needed in a single server to scale and support Docker environments, combining the hardware and OS you already use in your environment with the Docker CS Engine. Docker CS Engine is a commercially supported container runtime and native robust tooling that builds and runs Docker containers on any host. Once up and running, these Docker hosts can be a destination for any new Dockerized distributed application or containerized legacy application.
In our partnership with HPE, Docker ready servers are fully supported and guaranteed with enterprise L1/L2 support from HPE and consulting services in alignment with HPE’s technology solutions roadmaps and SLAs, providing a single source of Docker support. Businesses can choose from a full complement of technical support services, including 1-year, 3-year, 9×5, and 24×7 support, through HPE. In addition, HPE will provide technology assessments, design and implementation services for Docker (platform security, workload modernization consulting) from HPE Technology Services Consulting Services.
As teams scale their container environment and move from test/dev to production they can frictionless upgrade to Docker Datacenter, at any time. Docker Datacenter, our enterprise container management solution, provides end to end container, security, policy and controls across the application lifecycle without sacrificing application agility or portability. Docker Datacenter helps enterprises transform to a hybrid IT environment, from bare metal, virtual or cloud deployment models, open APIs and interfaces, to flexibility to support a wide variety of workflows.
Docker Ready Server Availability
The HPE Docker ready servers are available for purchase through any HPE reseller or Systems Integrator and directly through your HPE representative. To purchase, simply reach out to your trusted HPE business partner.
Included HPE server models and supported configurations
Currently Docker ready servers are available for HPE ProLiant, Cloudline and Hyper Converged Systems, with additional x86 server lines becoming available later this year. The Linux operating systems where CS Engine is available include Ubuntu, RHEL, SLES, CentOS and H Linux. Get more details on the exact version compatibility and interoperability here.
Business day and business critical levels of support are available to align to the relevant application SLAs in one or three year terms.