Tuesday, August 2, 2016

HPE Reshuffles its Cloud Team

HPE announced a reshuffling of its executive team and cloud organization.

The Helion OpenStack (HOS) and Helion CloudSystem teams will note be part of the company's Enterprise Group (EG) and will become part of the newly created Software-Defined & Cloud Group (SDCG), led by Ric Lewis.

HPE is aligning its sales team into a single organization, led by Peter Ryan.  Jim Merritt, who currently leads Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ), will lead the North America sales regions. HPE's current Managing Director of Americas Sales, Robert Vrij, will be leaving the company at the end of the year.  Phil Davis, currently head of Storage Sales in APJ, will now be responsible for sales in APJ.

In additio, Bill Philbin will be taking over as head of the Storage business; the role previously held by Manish Goel, who has decided to leave HPE to pursue other opportunities.


HPE's Services Business to Merge with CSC for Global IT Services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will spin-off its Enterprise Services business and merge the unit with CSC, creating a pure-play, global IT services company with annual revenues of approximately $26 billion, more than 5,000 customers in 70 countries and employees in every major global region. The companies said the combination will give them greater scale to service global clients migrating to the cloud. The deal is expected to produce first-year cost...