Accelerating hybrid cloud adoption with Azure Stack

Listen our podcast to learn what's new with Azure Stack. We spoke to Bageshri Kundu and Don Randall at Hewlett Packard Enterprise to find out which industries are adopting Azure Stack ahead of the rest and how it’s creating a quick route to hybrid cloud.

Listen the podcast

HPE Microsoft Virtual Hybrid Cloud Summit Webcast

Join HPE and Microsoft for a live webcast focused on accelerating your hybrid cloud strategy, so you can go further, faster.

Watch on Demand
HPE and Microsoft Alliance logos

HPE and Microsoft - Leverage the power of two

The HPE–Microsoft alliance combines our joint partner ecosystem, strong portfolio of products and solutions, and HPE Pointnext services expertise to solve your biggest challenges.

Together, we’ll help you bridge multi-cloud environments, rapidly analyze and extract insights from big data, and power a more-connected and productive world from the edge to the cloud. To achieve these objectives, we’re aligned on three initiatives:

Initiatives LEARN MORE

20 million server face Microsoft End of Support (EoS) Deadline


Microsoft has announced end of support for Windows Server 2008 is coming soon. Customers still running Windows Server 2008 after end of support will face a number of challenges: increased threat of cybercrime, loss of support for popular applications, rising costs and limited options for Cloud computing.

Learn more about the benefits of migrating to Windows Server 2016/ Windows Server 2019 on HPE Gen10 Servers.

Watch our 4 video series
Learn more
Plan your best path forward for WS2008 and SQL Server 2008 EoS

HPE Microsoft Solutions and Services

The public cloud can offer distinct advantages in terms of agility, and convenience. Still, some businesses are wary of the cloud because of cost, latency, or application migration issues. They must keep data on-premises for security, data sovereignty, and compliance purposes. Employing a hybrid approach to IT—with workload placement tailored to the requirements of the application— remedies these issues and enables the best of both worlds. While hybrid implementations can also be complex, HPE and Microsoft are addressing this challenge head on with solutions that simplify Hybrid IT while also helping you find your right-mix, multi-cloud environment—one that blends traditional IT and private and public clouds to fit specific requirements.

HPE and Microsoft solutions—like the HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack and HPE’s Windows Server 2016 Software Defined (WSSD) offerings—not only help customers leverage the benefits of both worlds, but they help create a seamless experience across on-premises clouds to Microsoft Azure®, which is critical when developing, testing, and deploying apps that power the business.

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack—a pre-tested, factory-integrated, hybrid cloud solution—reflects HPE and Microsoft’s common cloud vision. It allows you to run Azure-consistent services in your data center, providing a simplified development, management and security experience that is consistent with Azure public cloud services. The hybrid cloud solution is co-engineered by HPE and Microsoft, allowing businesses to maintain data sovereignty, run high performance analytics, big data and low-latency applications, support edge and disconnected applications, and deploy applications to either Azure public cloud or Azure Stack on-premises.

Joint Hybrid IT offerings from HPE and Microsoft are designed from beginning to end to deliver distinct benefits such as improved uptime, greater configurability, and significantly more capacity compared to competing systems.1 Your business is in good hands with technical experts who specialize in Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, and hybrid cloud implementations. And you gain access to new joint Azure Stack Innovation Centers where you can test drive use cases and workloads in the world’s largest Azure Stack environment.


As data volumes and types continue to rise and businesses grapple with how best to manage this growth, many are looking to powerful systems to speed data access and insight. Through the use of sophisticated data platforms and powerful analytics, businesses can more effectively manage, access, and use that data to extract insight that works to their advantage.

HPE and Microsoft have co-engineered an extensive portfolio of data platform solutions for Microsoft SQL Server® and analytics workloads that deliver the enterprise performance, scale, and value required to succeed. From SQL Server consolidation and database modernization solutions that drive greater efficiency to mission-critical, enterprise data warehouse, and analytics offerings, we can help you design, deploy, and successfully implement the most effective data solution for your needs.

Our broad Microsoft SQL Server solutions portfolio spans our joint appliance, the HPE ConvergedSystem 300 for Microsoft Analytics Platform; Superdome Flex, the world’s most modular and scalable in-memory computing platform for mission-critical workloads; and ProLiant servers including the ProLiant DL380 Gen10 with Persistent Memory, the world’s first Enterprise-Class Scalable Persistent Memory Database Server. Flexible consolidation can help businesses reduce operating costs for a much lower total cost of ownership.

With HPE 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage, you can run Microsoft SQL Server on predictive flash. Our worry-free, multicloud-ready storage cuts SQL Server maintenance time and speeds up new application projects. Every array comes with six-nines availability guaranteed, and HPE InfoSight, our proven AI for the data center, so storage takes care of itself and your entire SQL Server infrastructure stack. With built-in copy data management, quick and easy tiering with data replication to Azure Cloud, and industry-leading container integration, you can speed up everything from routine maintenance tasks to DevOps.


The nature of work is changing. Today’s digital workplaces are creative environments with intelligent spaces that must automatically adapt to the needs of a mobile workforce. The focus is on experiences that enhance collaboration, boost productivity, drive engagement, and foster loyalty. To play well in this environment, Microsoft applications need a robust, secure mobility infrastructure that delivers toll-quality voice, jitter-free video, and reliable application performance wherever users work or roam.

Aruba’s networks can automatically recognize when a user launches Microsoft 365, Skype® for Business, Azure®, SharePoint®, and other Microsoft applications, and prioritize them above noncritical applications. Voice and video calls are instantly detected and quality of service applied, even in multi-vendor networks, for outstanding roaming experiences. Calls can be monitored in flight, right down to the Bluetooth headsets, to quickly isolate issues to root cause.

These innovations extend to security and internet of things (IoT). The Aruba ClearPass access system works in concert with Intune to ensure that users and IoT devices operate as expected. IntroSpect, Aruba’s security anomaly analytics engine, flags unusual IoT activity at the network edge to protect the integrity of data feeding Azure IoT. For customers that want to create a richer digital twin, Aruba’s Analytics and Location Engine can send the real-time location of devices and users into Azure IoT. If Azure Stack needs to be run at the network edge, say to reduce time to insight and WAN costs, no problem—Edgeline gateways and converged IoT platforms are ruggedly built to run at the network edge and provide data center–class compute and storage. Working together, Aruba and Microsoft are making the mobile-first digital workplace a reality.


Woven into each of the solution areas above is HPE Pointnext expertise, designed to help accelerate the delivery and, ultimately, the success of your digital engagements and transformations.

HPE Pointnext, recently enhanced by the addition of Cloud Technology Partners’ deep public cloud and Microsoft Azure expertise, can show you how you can accelerate your journey to Hybrid IT with HPE and Microsoft. Whether you’re just getting started with Azure, building to scale, or working towards a robust multi-cloud environment, we will help you assess a hybrid cloud strategy using Azure and Azure Stack to make the best decision for deliver a more agile infrastructure to keep up with your business.

HPE Pointnext can help you proactively deal with the new security dynamics and compliance requirements impacting your Microsoft environment. The services are designed to protect your physical, virtual assets, as well as data in the cloud addressing your Hybrid IT needs. As enterprises build central repositories for all types of data, originating from multiple sources such as your core operations as well as edge devices, enterprise data management and multiple analytics tools have SQL Server processing behind them. HPE Pointnext provides deep certified services expertise from road mapping data strategies through to SQL Server migrations, performance tuning, server health check, trainings, and proactive support, all aimed at performance improvement.

Microsoft 365 which includes Windows® 10, Office 365®, and Skype for Business gives users the rich experience they crave across desktop and mobile while giving IT and the business control over where data is stored and how it is manipulated. HPE Pointnext, leveraging our deep Microsoft expertise and long standing partnership, can help you successfully deploy and migrate to full cloud, on premise or hybrid implementations leveraging the M365 stack. Our Education Services will help you with user adoption and Management of Change Services. And by integrating and optimizing this core ecosystem with other key parts of your workplace experience, the foundation for intelligent spaces is created.


Two leaders. One mission: driving success in the digital age


"Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft are working together to drive customer success around today's most pressing issues—Hybrid IT, analytics, and more intelligent connections at the edge."
—Antonio Neri, President and CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

"Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are betting on each other so our customers don’t have to gamble on IT."
—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft® Corporation.

HPE Global Technology Alliance Partner of the Year 2018

Microsoft was awarded Partner of the Year 2018 at the Global Partner Summit 2018 celebrated during HPE Discover in Las Vegas.

Learn More

Most comprehensive

  • Full suite of services and offerings spanning the breadth of and specifically aligned to Microsoft technologies
  • Vast 135-country global reach
  • Service desk in 43 languages

Unmatched Microsoft expertise

  • Microsoft-trained professionals
  • Joint engineering of software + hardware optimized for Microsoft technologies & hybrid infrastructures

Lowest risk

  • 30 year Microsoft partnership, deep collaboration, significant multi-year mutual investments

HPE and Microsoft, delivering innovative technologies to help advance your business


Today's business climate demands that you be on the forefront of innovation and growth. With increased competition, rapid technology evolution and expanding global markets, you need technology solutions that:

  • Capitalize on rather than simply adapt to changing customer and employee expectations.
  • Help you accomplish more by connecting with the right people in the most efficient ways.
  • Speed business advantage by extending the power of information to everyone.
  • Provide an agile IT environment to deliver services faster, with higher success ratios.
  • Enable a high–performance workforce by delivering seamless, secure data access for employees – anytime, anywhere, any device.

Coffee Coaching

Coffee Coaching is a digital community from HPE and Microsoft that equips resellers and IT pros to sell and consume HPE OEM Microsoft products. Coffee Coaching was created to help resellers guide their customers to the greatest value from Microsoft products by pairing them with HPE servers.

Learn More

Enabling hybrid IT with HPE Proliant and Microsoft Azure Stack

See how customers are utilizing HPE ProLiant Servers to enable their hybrid IT solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack.

Watch the video

Embrace cloud-driven business enablement through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program

As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), HPE resells Azure subscriptions to end user customers globally while also enabling its partners to resell Microsoft Azure/Office 365 products and bundle them with our unique value-added offers and services. From transactions and consumption support to full business enablement solutions that extend the value of Microsoft Cloud Services, HPE is a primary cloud enabler.

Learn more

Learn more

Run Azure services on premises, for yourself or clients, with an integrated Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud incorporating compute, storage, and networking.

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack

Find out more

Azure Stack Innovation Center

Find out more

Case Studies


The Sourcing Company achieves growth with hybrid cloud

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers Azure services from the data center.

Read the Case Study


Provincie Fryslân logo

HPE delivers pay-as-you-go Microsoft Azure Stack for Peering OneRead the Case Study

Read the Case Study

Provincie Fryslân logo

Datacomm helps fuel Indonesian economy with HPE hybrid cloud solution

Read the Case Study

Provincie Fryslân logo

Asics is making the switch to fully cloud-based mobility

Read the Case Study

Provincie Fryslân logo

Provincie Fryslân transforms customer contact centre

Read the Case Study

De Goudse Verzekeringen logo

De Goudse Verzekeringen transitions to Azure Cloud

Read the Case Study

Innopay logo

Innopay sharing data as a foundation for digital transformation

Read the Case Study

Mazars logo

Digital transformation in a traditional environment

Read the Case Study

Looking for more information?

Storage for Microsoft Applications

Find out more

Industrial IoT Starter Kit

Find out more

Cloud Technology Partners

Find out more

Contact Us

To accelerate time to value and position your enterprise for success, you need the right partner.

Partner with us

1. Over Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud platform