The Power of Partnership


For eighteen years, HPE and VMware have worked together to deliver game-changing results to our shared 500,000+ customers. Today, we are collaborating to revolutionize virtualization economics and create new efficiencies for our clients with the industry’s most complete portfolio of tightly integrated and jointly engineered systems—from any desktop or device to the data center, cloud, and beyond.


Together, we’re bringing the promise of the software-defined data center to life. The combination of HPE’s award winning hyperconverged and composable infrastructure with VMware’s compute, storage, and networking virtualization solutions dramatically improves both the value and business outcomes our customers experience.


HPE and VMware: The Customer Experience

When you choose a standards-based solution from HPE and VMware, your business benefits from:

  • Faster application deployment
  • Greatly improved performance
  • Streamlined operations made possible through integrated automation
  • An innovative IT infrastructure that’s easier to manage and less costly to own
  • A better user experience with fast response times and continuous availability that users need to do their jobs
  • Support available from a single vendor for both physical & virtual infrastructure with over 1,100 HPE support professionals trained on our integrated solutions


“In today’s competitive digital world, enterprises need technology that enables them to quickly introduce and scale new services. HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation will deliver a private cloud experience that empowers IT to be an internal service provider and enables rapid response to business needs with single-click DevOps delivery.”

- Ric Lewis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software-Defined and Cloud Group, HPE

“HPE Synergy powered by Cloud Foundation will provide a powerful solution to consolidate traditional, private, and cloud-native workloads onto a single integrated infrastructure platform that is simple to deploy and operate. Customers will benefit from a highly dynamic, programmable infrastructure foundation that eliminates the operational overhead of traditional deployments thanks to new built-in lifecycle automation capabilities. We are excited about the value that HPE Synergy powered by Cloud Foundation will unlock to our mutual customers.”

- John Gilmartin, Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware


HPE collaborates with VMware to engineer and certify that the technologies work together – the products quite simply “just work”.


On-Premises Cloud HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation

In today’s IT environment, companies need a strategy to maintain existing infrastructure for traditional applications while they deploy a wholly distinct infrastructure with unique tools for cloud-native and mobile applications. HPE Synergy is the first platform built from the ground up delivering this type of composable infrastructure. It uses a single management interface and Unified API to reduce complexity for traditional workloads and to increase operational velocity for the new breed of applications and services. The advantages include:

  • A single infrastructure—The ability to run any workload with more fluid pools of compute, storage, and fabric
  • Simpler operations—Advanced software-defined intelligence to reduce operational complexity
  • Superior economics—A lower total cost of ownership through savings in capital expenditures and operating expenses 

Dynamically reallocate infrastructure in minutes and increase IT administrator productivity by up to three times through single-click deployment of traditional and private cloud workloads. HPE Synergy with VMware Cloud Foundation delivers VMs at a cost 29% lower than traditional architectures and up to 50% lower than public clouds. It allows businesses to capitalize on the fastest platform for VMware environments, with 41% faster performance than the previous top scoring server.

SDDC with HPE Synergy and VMware vSAN

Address the needs of traditional and emerging business applications in a single infrastructure by running vSAN. HPE Synergy with VMware vSAN offers the flexibility to scale storage and compute separately, while increasing IT administrator productivity dramatically. It features single-click deployment of traditional and private cloud workloads and streamlines the reallocation of infrastructure to drive down costs and improve performance. vSAN ReadyNodes are available for almost every HPE software-defined solution.

Integrated Data Center Management with HPE OneView and VMware vRealize

Manage your HPE Converged Infrastructure from within VMware solutions with HPE OneView. You gain comprehensive operational visibility and control in one place across applications, hypervisors, storage, and physical, virtual, and cloud environments.  


HPE OneView gives you the ability to monitor and directly manage relationships between virtual machines and HPE infrastructure to increase the VMware administrator productivity and ensure quality of service.


This factory-integrated solution comes pre-configured with all integrations and testing, enabling quicker deployment and faster time-to-value. It seamlessly connects VMware vCenter with Operations Manager, Log Insight, and vRealize Operations with the manageability features of HPE Synergy, HPE ProLiant Server, HPE BladeSystem, HPE Virtual Connect, and HPE Storage.

HPE ProLiant with VMware vSphere Operations Management

With more than 500,000 licenses, HPE is the global leader in server virtualization solutions based on VMware technology — all sold with and running on HPE ProLiant Servers.


Together, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware have designed a highly efficient IT infrastructure powered by VMware running on HPE ProLiant Servers. VMware ESXi™ is supported on a broad range of HPE ProLiant DL, ML, and BladeSystem servers and is delivered with active HPE ProLiant and consolidated lifecycle management for a consistent, reliable ProLiant experience and management simplicity in virtual environments. Transform your data center into a simplified cloud infrastructure and enable the next generation of flexible and reliable IT services.


HPE ProLiant servers are designed for agility through management and tuning features as well as enhanced performance with HPE Scalable Persistent Memory, a new integrated solution that runs at memory speeds with terabyte scale capacity. Match compute to workload and optimize based on your unique needs. HPE ProLiant is the first server to bring the balance of resources required to fully utilize the CPU—optimally running disparate workloads to make virtualization a foundation of digital transformation.

Digital Workspace with HPE Client Virtualization and VMware Horizon View

The HPE Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon View offers an end-to-end solution based on the best managed and virtualization-ready Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant and BladeSystem Servers, Storage, and Thin Client access devices. It is a desktop replacement solution that provides IT teams with the flexibility to quickly deliver and refresh desktops regardless of device. Reduce business risk and lower the complexity and cost of desktop management, while continuing to provide end-users with the functionality of a stand-alone desktop.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service with HPE Pointnext

Make hybrid IT simple and maximize the value of your connected devices with help from an innovative IT services organization. When the time is right for your company to step up to a modern IT infrastructure that includes VMware technology, choose a partner that knows VMware inside and out: HPE. Together, we’ll develop a plan that delivers the greatest value to your business today and as your needs evolve.

  • Consumption-based services
  • Strategic advisory services
  • Operational support
  • Mobility and workplace services
  • Cloud services
  • Professional services
  • Security and digital protection
  • Education and training

Customer Testimonials


Brigham Young University

“What we realized in terms of savings right up front was the OpEx savings. We don’t need as many people to manage our server environment. We also identified mission-critical apps and just stand-up servers offsite, so business continuity is also key.”

- Danny Yeo, Systems Admin, Brigham Young University

Forensic Risk Alliance

“We are a 100% HP shop and moved from about a 5% to a 90% VMware footprint. All of our data centers around the globe have grown exponentially using vSphere—it’s been the catalyst for our growth. We changed our deployment model so we can scale out servers in a day. Without this technology our company couldn’t have gotten to where we are.”

- Gregory Capello, Director of IT, Forensic Risk Alliance


“Layering VMware on top of HP makes it a sure thing. You set it and forget it, so admins can walk away and do more of the complicated activities.”

- Keith Livio, Solutions Architect, Raytheon