HPE, VMware And SAIC Harness The Cloud To Advance Battlefield Capabilities

CRN | September 11, 2019

Positioned in the middle of HPE’s booth at VMworld 2019 stood a large industrial vehicle, usually reserved for the battlefield.The solution is among the latest developments in the Internet of Battlefield Things (IOBT) that offers a “never-before-available” situational awareness at the frontlines. That’s according to the Virginia-based systems integrator Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), which developed the solution. It combines HPE’s EdgeLine series of edge processing servers with VMware’s vSphere and ESXI virtualization products, with a main goal of improving military readiness. It could also lead to future defense and non-defense applications, such as first responders, involving sensor integration; advanced analytics; low-power/high-compute architectures; and other current and emerging technology. There’s nothing like this that shows some of the extreme use cases that can bring goodness to people with our technology,” said HPE’s Paul Miller as he stepped inside. Miller is the vice president of Global Marketing for HPE’s Software-Defined & Cloud Group.

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VMware | November 11, 2022

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The service will extend customers’ cloud environments into distributed metro locations to satisfy business-critical performance demands at the edge while enabling them to preserve the integrity of enterprise workloads. “Customers to date have lacked a suitable cloud option that combines on-premises security and control with high performance, data locality, and low overall TCO,” said Dave McCarthy, Research Vice President, Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Services at IDC. “For mission-critical applications that rely on low-latency and high-performance network bandwidth, the default has been to retain workloads on-premises or perform real-time needs, such as data processing, at branch office or metro locations. With their combined strengths, Equinix and VMware are well positioned to deliver a distributed cloud service that will address the demands of enterprise applications where latency, performance, security, and data locality are key drivers.” VMware Cloud on Equinix Metal will be ideal for distributed cloud use cases including smart cities, video analytics, game development, real-time financial market trading, retail POS, and a variety of use cases using IoT and ML/Inference. The service will include VMware Cloud for consistent multi-cloud infrastructure and operations and Equinix Metal, an automated bare metal and interconnection offering delivered as a service across Equinix’s global International Business Exchange (IBX) footprint. VMware Cloud on Equinix Metal will provide private, low-latency access to both private and public cloud environments—as well as thousands of IT and network providers—via Equinix Fabric® interconnection. This built-in private connectivity will deliver multi-cloud flexibility and choice with instantaneous connectivity to all public cloud services. Customers will be able to purchase the VMware Cloud software as a service from VMware and the Bare Metal as a Service capacity from Equinix. “As companies accelerate their digital transformation by adopting hybrid multi-cloud architectures, they require consistent application experiences that span private and public clouds, and reach from the core to the edge,” said Zachary Smith, Global Head of Edge Infrastructure Services at Equinix. “We are pleased to partner with VMware to provide an on-demand, dedicated cloud infrastructure solution that can be deployed globally. Customers benefit from secure connections to their critical private or on-prem environments and also to the thousands of clouds, networks and other ecosystem participants that come together at Equinix.” “Businesses across industries are seeking to become cloud smart by matching enterprise application needs to the best cloud environments. This approach will enable them to benefit from high performance and consistent infrastructure with low TCO, VMware and Equinix are uniquely positioned to co-innovate on a distributed cloud service that extends VMware Cloud to new locations to provide application choice and flexibility and accelerate cloud transformation for all enterprises.” Narayan Bharadwaj, Vice President, Cloud Solutions at VMware Equinix and VMware: Cloud-Smart Innovation for Thousands of Customers Globally Over nearly a decade, Equinix and VMware have delivered solutions that meet business demands for fast, more secure, and consistent multi-cloud infrastructure. Thousands of mutual customers are accelerating their enterprise cloud transformation by running VMware workloads in Equinix data centers around the world. Equinix owns and operates a network of more than 240 data centers in 71 major metro areas around the world and serves as a transit hub, enabling secure network connections across private and public clouds. This has made Equinix an ideal digital infrastructure foundation for the multi-cloud enterprise. VMware Cloud is the industry’s first and only multi-cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that runs as a native service in 100+ regions spanning major public clouds as well as 4,000+ partner clouds, in private data centers and at the edge. About Equinix Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company. Digital leaders harness Equinix's trusted platform to bring together and interconnect foundational infrastructure at software speed. 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Mirantis | January 13, 2023

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Alludo | January 24, 2023

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