Monday, October 6, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Encompasses Cloud Opportunity

Hewlett-Packard confirmed the planned split of PC and printing businesses from its server, storage, networking and services group.

HP Inc. will consist of the the personal systems and printing markets.  It will pursue new opportunities such as 3D printing. Dion Weisler will be CEO of HP Inc. and Meg Whitman will be Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will pursue opportunities presented by cloud, big data, security and mobility in the "new style of IT." It will leverage the new HP Helion initiative as its model for integrated, OpenStack-enabled cloud services. HP Financial Services will provide financing and support for new business models enabled by technology. Meg Whitmans will serve as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Cathie Lesjak will be CFO.  Pat Russo will be Chairman on Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

“Over the past three years, we have reignited our innovation engine with breakthrough offerings for the enterprise like Apollo, Gen 9 and Moonshot servers, our 3PAR storage platform, our HP OneView management platform, our HP Helion Cloud and a host of software and services offerings in security, analytics and application transformation,” continued Whitman. “Hewlett-Packard Enterprise will accelerate innovation across key next-generation areas of the portfolio.”

  • Patricia Russo previously was CEO of Lucent Technologies and led its historic merger with Alcatel.  She subsequently led the combined Alcatel-Lucent as CEO until resigning in 2008.
  • In June 2014, HP introduced its Helion Network, a global, open network that promises a portfolio of services for enterprise customers and the ability to create a secure hybrid IT environment.
    The HP Helion Network will feature an OpenStack-based distributed cloud computing model. It will be hardware agnostic and HP promises that it will provide a unique commercial and operating model for service providers. HP hopes to attract a wide ecosystem of independent software vendors, developers, system integrators and value-added resellers.  It will also build on the HP CloudAgile Service Provider program, which has more than 115 service providers worldwide and 1,500 private cloud deployments. HP said its Helion Network will include companies such as AT&T, HKT, Intel and Synapsis.  HP expects to launch a pilot version of the Helion Network in Q4 2014.  General availability for HP Helion OpenStack and the HP Helion Development Platform is planned for the same time frame.