What is Cloud Infrastructure?

The term "cloud infrastructure" refers both to the hardware that enables cloud computing and to the virtualised computing resources that it hosts.

Cloud infrastructure definition

"Cloud infrastructure" consists of both hardware – such as servers, networking components and storage – and software, such as hypervisors (which allow virtualisation), management tools and security. Physical servers host "virtual machines," which can be managed via business-friendly, browser-based interfaces. Many businesses use cloud infrastructure to build private or hybrid clouds that function in much the same way as popular public cloud solutions.

Why cloud infrastructure?

Cloud infrastructure can be managed much more efficiently than simple physical infrastructure, giving DevOps teams the ability to deploy apps quickly and manage workloads programmatically.  Cloud infrastructure is flexible and scalable, making it ideal for enterprise computing.

Cloud infrastructure systems feature fully integrated hardware and software that can be integrated with your current IT to create a single management platform for multiple clouds.

HPE cloud infrastructure solutions

Cloud Management

Cloud Management

Use HPE OneSphere to manage multiple clouds and on-premises IT from one unified, streamlined dashboard. Speed app delivery and reduce costs.

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Cloud solutions

Cloud solutions

Transform your IT environment to the right mix of hybrid, private and managed cloud infrastructure for greater agility, efficiency and reduced costs.

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Hyperconverged systems

Hyperconverged systems

Standardise on IT simplicity with HPE hyperconverged systems, your all-in-one solution for VM and cloud management.

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