HPE OneView Provides Enterprise System Intelligence

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced an upgrade to its OneView tool, an infrastructure automation engine that provides software-defined intelligence across HPE servers, storage devices and other products.

"HPE OneView is your infrastructure automation engine built with software intelligence," HPE says on its Web site for the product. "It streamlines provisioning and lifecycle management across compute, storage and fabric and enables IT staff can control resources programmatically through a unified API.

"With HPE OneView, infrastructure can be configured, monitored, updated and repurposed with a single line of code, allowing IT teams to more effectively meet changing application needs."

With that unified API, the company said in a statement yesterday from a Las Vegas conference, OneView delivers that infrastructure intelligence, workload template automation and open integration to help enterprises provision infrastructure in order to realize improved operational efficiencies.

OneView works with HPE enterprise systems such as HPE ProLiant, HPE BladeSystem, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Hyper Converged solutions and HPE Synergy, described as "the industry’s first composable infrastructure."

New enhancements to OneView 3.0 listed by HPE include:

  • A new global dashboard, which simplifies IT operations for large-scale and globally distributed environment deployments including remote sites. It gives users an "at-a-glance" view of their infrastructure no matter where it's located, and supports physical, virtual, hyper-converged and composable infrastructures.
  • Simplified end-to-end management of heterogeneous network switches is realized by marrying the HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) with OneView. This transforms manual processes into a rapid, reliable and automated process.
  • Integration with HPE Helion CloudSystem 10 which provisions individual physical servers or entire virtualization clusters directly from the CloudSystem console. This eliminates the multiple organizational hand-offs required to provision physical infrastructure before cloud services can be defined and deployed.

"Organizations need tools that enable them to simplify IT operations, respond to business demands at cloud speed and increase productivity, ultimately freeing up IT resources required to deliver new and innovative services to their customers," said exec Ric Lewis in a statement yesterday. "Our mission is to make IT simple for customers. Whether they are managing and maintaining infrastructure, running traditional applications or developing new revenue generating services on cloud native applications, HPE OneView is the infrastructure automation engine built to make that all possible."

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.