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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Embraces Docker

By Sean Michael Kerner (Send Email)
Posted November 17, 2015


BARCELONA, Spain--Among the many big name IT vendors that support Docker containers is Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is now announcing new services and products to support and enable container use.

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In a video interview at the DockerCon EU conference here, Omri Gazitt, vice president of products and services for HP Helion at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, discussed the role that containers play and what Hewlett Packard Enterprise is now doing in the space.

The Helion Development Platform (HDP), which was first released a year ago, has been iterating very quickly. The product is now at its 2.0 release with a heavy emphasis on containers. HDP 1.0 included a CloudFoundry-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS), as well as a set of application services that come from OpenStack.

Gazitt said that in HDP 2.0, the platform has now enabled Docker containers in a first-class way. In the past, containers would work with HDP, but it was hidden to users inside of a build pack, he said.

"If a customer has bought into the Docker workflow for building their application and packaging it, now they can hand us that container and we'll deploy it for them," Gazitt said.

The HDP PaaS layer then provides integrated log auto-scaling, aggregation and health monitoring to Docker containers for full enterprise-grade deployments.

Watch the full video interview with Omri Gazitt below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

Originally published on eWeek.
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