HPE brings consumption billing to servers running Azure Stack

HPE will allow customers to pay for Azure Stack deployments on its own servers on a consumption model, claiming this makes it as cost-effective to run as a public cloud.

The tech giant’s ProLiant servers are available now to run Microsoft’s cloud-in-a-box, which aims to replicate Azure’s capabilities in a company’s own data centre.

With it, HPE allows customers to deploy HPE Flexible Capacity, meaning they can scale up and down and pay only for what they use – though there is a minimum fee commitment.

HPE said this provides “cloud speed and economics on-premises, on par with the cost of public clouds”.

ProLiant also takes advantage of HPE OneView, an infrastructure management dashboard, to manage software updates and monitor system status.

McLeod Glass, VP and general manager for HPE’s software-defined and hyperconverged offerings, said: “Our customers live in a complex hybrid world that requires tools to simplify and optimise their hybrid IT environments.”

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