Showing posts with label HPE. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

HPE offers $2 billion in financing to help customers with cash flow

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is designating more than $2 billion in financing specifically to help customers with their financial challenges stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, including cash-flow or liquidity issues. HPE Financial Services is also introducing initiatives including a Payment Relief Program to help customers acquire new technology and alleviate some of the financial strain as they navigate this uncertain climate.

This is a challenging time to lead a business. Today more than ever, IT leaders and CFOs play a central role in ensuring financial health while continuing operations”, said Irv Rothman, President and CEO of HPE Financial Services. “At HPE Financial Services, we are committed to helping businesses align their priorities from an IT economics perspective and provide them with concrete solutions so they can move forward.”

The $2 billion in HPEFS financing will be applied to help customers ensure business continuity and adapt in the current environment by addressing new technology financing needs, and convert their IT infrastructure into new sources of capital. Additionally, through the new Payment Relief Program, customers can acquire the technology they need today and pay only 1% of the total contract value each month for the first eight months, deferring over 90% of the cost until 2021. This can be a safety buoy for many businesses to help navigate the financial impact of COVID-19 in the next few months. Beginning in 2021, each monthly payment would equal approximately 3.3% of total contract value.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

HPE extends its 5G strategy with as-a-Service portfolio

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is advancing its edge-to-cloud, platform as-a-service offering with 5G in mind.

HPE's portfolio will include a cloud-native software stack for 5G core, optimized telco core and edge infrastructure blueprints, and Wi-Fi 6 enabled services.

The company will focus on open and interoperable platforms combined with carrier-grade infrastructure and modular software components.

  • At the telco core – a new HPE 5G Core Stack, which is a cloud-native and containerized. The HPE 5G Core Stack will be available as an integrated software and hardware platform, based on validated HPE Telco core and edge blueprints
  • At the telco edge – a dense, ruggedized general purpose platform enabling Virtual Radio Access Networks (vRAN) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Infrastructure delivered as-a-service with HPE GreenLake - available via a pay-as-you-go, managed services and elastic model, these offerings provide telcos with an attractive, fast ramp for rolling out 5G services by enabling them to reduce upfront capital investments and reduce risk by leveraging specialized and proven telco and enterprise edge hardware and software. With HPE GreenLake, telcos can grow and expand their network as new users come online and pay monthly based on measured utilization. Through HPE GreenLake, the 5G infrastructure can be operated on behalf of the customer to free up resources to focus on innovation at the network and enterprise edge.


“Openness is essential to the evolutionary nature of 5G and with HPE 5G Core Stack telcos can reduce operational costs, deploy features faster and keep themselves open to multiple networks and technologies while avoiding being locked-in to a single vendor approach,” said Phil Mottram, vice president and general manager of the Communications and Media Solutions business unit at HPE. “HPE has one of the broadest 5G portfolios in the market and is uniquely positioned to help telcos build an open multi-vendor 5G core, optimize the edge with vRAN, and deliver connectivity and new compute services to the enterprise using MEC and Wi-Fi 6.”

“5G has the potential to revolutionize our digital lives and the combination of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 presents telcos with an unlimited array of possibilities for offering subscribers new and compelling services that can transform the user experience,” said Keerti Melkote, president of Intelligent Edge at HPE and founder of Aruba Networks. “With a broad portfolio of innovations that span from the telco core to the enterprise edge, HPE is the only platform as-a-service company that can deliver the infrastructure, software solutions and the technical expertise to support global telcos in their quest to fully realize the promise of 5G.”

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

HPE posts Q1 revenue of $6.9 billion, down 8% yoy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported quarterly net revenue of $6.9 billion, down 8% from the prior-year period and 7% from the prior-year period when adjusted for currency. m

HPE said market uncertainty, supply constraints, and North America manufacturing capacity constraints impacted revenue in Q1, particularly in Compute.

GAAP gross margin was 32.8%, up 170 basis points from the prior-year period and Non-GAAP gross margin of 33.2%, up 210 basis points from the prior-year period. Non-GAAP diluted net EPS was $0.44, compared to $0.42 in the prior-year period and in-line with the previously provided outlook of $0.42 to $0.46 per share.

Some highlights:

  • Intelligent Edge returned to growth with revenue of $720 million, up 4% year over year when adjusted for currency, with 9.7% operating margin, up 630 basis points from the prior-year period. Enhancements to North America sales leadership and go-to-market segmentation are paying off with double-digit growth in North America and 13% growth when adjusted for currency in overall WLAN product.
  • Compute revenue was $3.0 billion, down 15% year over year when adjusted for currency, with 9.5% operating margin, flat from the prior-year period. Revenue was pressured this quarter due to a more uneven business environment, component supply constraints and North America manufacturing capacity constraints.
  • High Performance Compute & Mission Critical Systems (HPC & MCS) revenue was $823 million, up 6% year over year when adjusted for currency, with 6.0% operating margin, down 660 basis points from the prior-year period. HPC business continues to gain momentum with over $2.0 billion of awarded business expected to be delivered by FY23.
  • Storage revenue was $1.3 billion, down 7% year over year when adjusted for currency, with 18.1% operating margin, down 60 basis points from the prior-year period. Hyperconverged Infrastructure showing continued momentum, up 6% year over year when adjusted for currency and Big Data, up 45% year over year when adjusted for currency.
  • Advisory & Professional Services (A&PS) revenue was $243 million, flat year over year when adjusted for currency, with (0.8%) operating margin, up 12.5 points from the prior-year period. A&PS is a strategic business that pulls through significant infrastructure and operational services sales.
  • Financial Services revenue was $859 million, down 6% year over year when adjusted for currency, with 8.5% operating margin, up 10 basis points from the prior-year period. Net portfolio assets were up 2% year over year when adjusted for currency, and financing volume was up 2% year over year when adjusted for currency. The business delivered return on equity of 14.8%, down 90 basis points from the prior-year period.

Monday, February 3, 2020

HPE acquires Scytale for cloud security

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired Scytale, a start-up founded in 2017 that focuses on service authentication across cloud, container, and on-premises infrastructures. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Scytale team is recognized as the founding contributors of the SPIFFE (the Secure Production Identity Framework for Everyone) and SPIRE (the SPIFFE Runtime Environment) open source projects to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

HPE said it is fully committed to continuing Scytale’s stewardship and contributions to SPIFFE and SPIRE. The acquisition also represents HPE’s ongoing transformation, part of which is to embrace and contribute to open source projects in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and elsewhere.

Monday, January 6, 2020

HPE’s StoreFabric M-Series Ethernet Switches run Cumulus Linux

Cumulus Networks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are working together on open, highly automated and scalable storage networking for data centers.

Specifically, HPE’s StoreFabric M-Series Ethernet Switches will run Cumulus Linux and NetQ, delivering a flexible networking fabric that is predictable, scalable and reliable.

"Many modern data centers feature all-flash storage architectures designed to meet the needs of high-performance applications, but what’s often limited these applications from reaching their true potential was networking," said Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks. "The combination of Cumulus Linux and NetQ with HPE’s M-Series Ethernet Switches now provides organizations a more open, flexible networking fabric that is predictable, scalable, and reliable to help drive businesses forward."

"Storage networks built on M-series switches deliver high levels of performance and ultra-low latency," said Marty Lans, General Manager Storage Connectivity, HPE. "Adding Cumulus Linux and NetQ to the M-series now provides enterprises with greater network flexibility, increased scale, and deeper levels of automation making this a compelling solution for Ethernet Storage Fabrics."

Monday, November 18, 2019

HPE intros Kubernetes for Bare-Metal and Edge to Cloud Deployments

HPE introduced an enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based container platform designed for both cloud-native applications and monolithic applications with persistent storage.

The new HPE Container Platform can run on bare-metal or virtualized infrastructure, on any public cloud, and at the edge. It leverages technology from HPE’s acquisitions of BlueData and MapR, together with open source Kubernetes.

HPE said it designed the new platform to address large-scale enterprise Kubernetes deployments across a wide range of use cases, from machine learning and edge analytics to CI/CD pipelines and application modernization.

“Application development is migrating to containers, and Kubernetes is the de facto standard for container orchestration,” said Kumar Sreekanti, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Hybrid IT at HPE. “We’re combining our expertise and intellectual property from recent acquisitions together with open source Kubernetes to deliver an unmatched enterprise-class container platform. Our container-first approach will provide enterprises with a faster and lower cost path to application modernization, optimized for bare-metal and extensible to any infrastructure from edge to cloud.”

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

HPE completes acquisition of Cray

Hewlett Packard Enterprise completed its previously announced acquisition of Cray Inc., the legendary supercomputer developer. The deal, which was first announced in May, was valued at approximately $1.3 billion, net of cash.

“Bringing together Cray and HPE establishes the most comprehensive end-to-end portfolio across compute, storage, software and services in the fast-growing high performance computing and artificial intelligence market segments,” said Phil Davis, president, Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “But, the real value is what we can accomplish together as one team. We are united in our vision to be a global leader in high performance computing. By combining the teams’ deep expertise and R&D engines, we are better positioned to help our customers solve their most data-intensive challenges both today and well into the future.”


Cray traces its origin back to 1972 and the founding of Cray Research. The company is currently based in Seattle, with US-based manufacturing, and approximately 1,300 employees worldwide. The company delivered revenue of $456 million in its most recent fiscal year, up 16 percent year over year.

Cray recently announced an Exascale supercomputer contract for over $600 million for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The system, which is targeted to be the world’s fastest system, uses Cray’s new Shasta system architecture and Slingshot interconnect. The company was also part of an award with Intel for the first U.S. Exascale contract from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, with Cray’s portion of the contract valued at over $100 million.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

HPE claims virtualization performance boost with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) reported record performance for servers equipped with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor.

announced today that it shattered 37 world records, establishing undisputed performance and efficiency leadership with

The new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers equipped with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor improved previous virtualization performance records by as much as 321 percent1 and power efficiency records by 28 percent.

“Customers today are looking for workload-optimized systems that create new experiences, new opportunities and new value,” said Justin Hotard, senior vice president and general manager, Volume Global Business Unit, HPE. “Building on the innovation of the HPE ProLiant family, the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors unlock new levels of workload optimization, security and automation, providing our customers with a clear and fast path to positive business outcomes.”

HPE said its ProLiant DL385 with two 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors crushed the previous virtualization world record with 61 percent better performance3 at a 29 percent better price-performance ratio. In a similar fashion for database virtualization, the HPE ProLiant DL325 delivered an astounding 321 percent performance boost over the previous record holder, providing a significant agility advantage in database provisioning and maintenance for cloud, big data and IoT environments.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

HPE to invest $500m in India over 5 years

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will invest $500 million in India over the next five years in an effort to grow its operations, manufacturing and employee base in the country, increase its R&D and services exports, as well as invest in technology initiatives to drive positive change for local Indian communities.

Specifically, HPE plans to increase its workforce in India by 20% over the next three to five years. In particular, HPE will hire new engineering talent with expertise in areas of critical importance to customers such as AI and networking. HPE will also begin construction of a high-tech extension to its Mahadevapura Campus in Bengaluru that will be able to house more than 10,000 employees, as well as state-of-the-art R&D facilities. When complete, the 1.3-million-square-foot campus will feature a state-of-the-art workplace, powered by HPE technologies, designed to enhance the employee, customer, and partner experience and foster a culture of innovation. The campus will support a broad range of functions including R&D, engineering services, finance, and sales.

“The Modi 2.0 administration’s vision of a $5 trillion economy is impressive and fitting for a country with this level of energy and opportunity,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO of HPE and a member of the US-India CEO Forum. “India is one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world, and our investments will further develop the country as a critical market for HPE’s global business, as well as benefit our customers, partners, employees and the citizens of India.”

"It is a matter of great assurance that a global giant like Hewlett Packard Enterprise is making big investments in India both in manufacturing as well as research and development,” said Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology. “This shows the rising confidence of global investors in India's rapidly growing electronics manufacturing sector and the success of Digital India."

Monday, June 24, 2019

HPE adds George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike, to Board

George Kurtz, CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, has been appointed as a member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors.

Prior to founding CrowdStrike in 2011, Kurtz was a senior leader at global security company McAfee, serving in key roles ranging from executive vice president and general manager to worldwide chief technology officer. Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz founded information security company Foundstone, which was acquired by McAfee in 2004. He is the co-author of the best-selling security book “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.”

Crowdstrike zooms 70% in first day of trading

CrowdStrike, which offers cloud-delivered endpoint protection, completed its initial public offering of 18,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $34.00 per share.

On the opening day, trading of CRWD closed at $58.00, up 70%.

CrowdStrike, which is based in Sunnyvale, California, was founded in 2011 by co-founders George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch and Gregg Marston to build smarter malware-based defenses.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

HPE will transition networking portfolio to as-a-Service model

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled bold plans to transition its entire portfolio to subscription-based, pay-per-use and as a Service offerings, by 2022. The subscription-based program, which is called HPE GreenLake and was first introduced a year ago, includes new services for the edge, and new and expanded partnerships with CyrusOne, Equinix, and Google Cloud. In addition, HPE continues to invest and innovate in the company’s suite of software delivered via a subscription model, including HPE Aruba Central, HPE BlueData, HPE Cloud Volumes, HPE InfoSight, and HPE OneView.

HPE will also continue to provide its hardware and software in its current capital expenditure and license-based model.

The expanded partnership with Google Cloud in April 2019, HPE and Google Cloud are unveiling a collaboration includes a hybrid cloud for containers – with choice for as-a-Service delivery - and based on Google Cloud’s Anthos in combination with HPE’s on-premises infrastructure, HPE Cloud Data Services, and HPE GreenLake. In addition, HPE will offer advisory and professional services to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption.

“We are at an inflection point in the market,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE. “Everyone recognizes that customers want technology delivered as a Service, but they also want it on their terms. HPE’s unique approach to as a Service, which empowers customers with choice, flexibility, and control, is driving HPE GreenLake’s tremendous success. We will continue to invest aggressively in this opportunity, to capitalize on our market leadership, leverage our world-class channel and partner ecosystem, and deliver our entire portfolio, from edge to cloud, under the HPE GreenLake portfolio. As a result, we will reshape HPE and transform the market, with a new and better way to deliver as a Service.”

For medium-sized businesses that do not have their own data center or lack IT staff to set up and manage infrastructure, applications, and workloads, HPE is introducing a range of targeted services that are pre-configured as a Service workloads – for compute, database, private cloud, storage, and virtualization.

HPE GreenLake for Aruba is available directly from Aruba and its global network of channel partners.

HPE first began talking about composable infrastructure three years ago and says that it now has over 3,000 customers. HPE composable infrastructure provides a consistent operating model for virtualized, containerized, and bare-metal applications. The key benefits cited by HPE include: 25% lower IT infrastructure costs by eliminating over-provisioning and stranded capacity 71% less staff time per server deployment and 30% higher application team productivity by increasing operational efficiency and rapid deployment of IT resources 60% more efficient IT infrastructure teams by reducing complexity and manual tasks

HPE announces AI-powered IoT and Edge solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is making a big push toward AI-powered edge solutions to help companies adapt to changes in real time by leveraging network telemetry.

Aruba Central is being positioned as a cloud-based platform for integrating network management, AI-powered analytics, user-centric service assurance and security for wired, wireless and WAN at the edge.

Significant advancements announced at this week's HPE Discover event in Las Vegas include:

  • Advanced AI-powered analytics and assurance capabilities based on Aruba NetInsight and User Experience Insight. Aruba’s Analytics and Assurance capabilities can remediate intermittent network issues while also proactively identifying how to optimize customers’ infrastructures to ensure optimal experiences.
  • Software-defined branch (SD-Branch) and SD-WAN, managed on Aruba Central, is now enhanced with improved branch management and orchestration capabilities to centrally define business-intent policies to meet the hybrid cloud connectivity needs for distributed enterprises and reduce operational costs. The new SD-WAN Orchestrator in Aruba Central makes it easier for IT professionals to deploy flexible and secure overlay topologies in a large-scale edge infrastructure, connecting thousands of branch locations with multiple data centers. Aruba Virtual Gateways now available for AWS and Azure, combined with orchestration, cost-effectively extends network and security policies to workloads running in the public cloud. The new SaaS prioritization feature not only enhances the performance of SaaS applications but also provides visibility about the end-user experience for business-critical applications, such as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce.
  • Integrated in Aruba Central, Aruba ClearPass Device Insight provides IoT visibility and security via a single pane of glass, employing automated device discovery, and machine learning-based fingerprinting and identification. Used in conjunction with Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba’s dynamic segmentation security capabilities, networking and security teams can automate unique policy enforcement down to each device and user.
  • New network management workflow enhancements are integrated into Aruba Central to accelerate device provisioning with an automated mobile app to deliver network health views and troubleshooting across all locations allowing IT to focus on delivering the needs of the business.


“The edge has emerged as the new center of the digital universe, opening up opportunities for organizations to create new digital experiences and gain competitive advantages,” said Keerti Melkote, founder and president, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Today, we announce innovations that will enable our customers to capitalize on these experiences and opportunities by dramatically simplifying, securing and accelerating the deployment of the Intelligent Edge.

Friday, May 17, 2019

HPE adds to high performance portfolio with Cray acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will acquire Cray Inc., the legendary supercomputer developer, in a deal valued at approximately $1.3 billion, net of cash.

The companies said the deal was driven by opportunities in the high performance computing (HPC) sector, which is expected to grow from approximately $28 billion in 2018 to approximately $35 billion in 2021.

Cray traces its origin back to 1972 and the founding of Cray Research. The company is currently based in Seattle, with US-based manufacturing, and approximately 1,300 employees worldwide. The company delivered revenue of $456 million in its most recent fiscal year, up 16 percent year over year.



Cray recently announced an Exascale supercomputer contract for over $600 million for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The system, which is targeted to be the world’s fastest system, uses Cray’s new Shasta system architecture and Slingshot interconnect. The company was also part of an award with Intel for the first U.S. Exascale contract from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, with Cray’s portion of the contract valued at over $100 million.

“Answers to some of society’s most pressing challenges are buried in massive amounts of data,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE. “Only by processing and analyzing this data will we be able to unlock the answers to critical challenges across medicine, climate change, space and more. Cray is a global technology leader in supercomputing and shares our deep commitment to innovation. By combining our world-class teams and technology, we will have the opportunity to drive the next generation of high performance computing and play an important part in advancing the way people live and work.”

“This is an amazing opportunity to bring together Cray’s leading-edge technology and HPE’s wide reach and deep product portfolio, providing customers of all sizes with integrated solutions and unique supercomputing technology to address the full spectrum of their data-intensive needs,” said Peter Ungaro, President and CEO of Cray. “HPE and Cray share a commitment to customer-centric innovation and a vision to create the global leader for the future of high performance computing and AI. On behalf of the Cray Board of Directors, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that we believe maximizes value and are excited for the opportunities that this unique combination will create for both our employees and our customers.”





Monday, April 15, 2019

HPE and Nutanix enter global partnership for hybrid cloud

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nutanix have formed a global partnership to deliver an integrated hybrid cloud as a Service (aaS) solution to the market.

The partnership combines Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software including its built-in, free AHV hypervisor, delivered through HPE GreenLake to provide a fully HPE-managed hybrid cloud.

As part of the deal, Nutanix will enable its channel partners to directly sell HPE servers combined with Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software.

“Our customers tell us that it’s their applications that matter most. Our partnership with HPE will provide Nutanix customers with another choice to make their infrastructure invisible so they can focus on business-critical apps, not the underlying technology,” said Dheeraj Pandey, founder, CEO and chairman of Nutanix. “We are delighted to partner with HPE for the benefit of enterprises looking for the right hybrid cloud solution for their business.”

https://www.nutanix.com/documents/datasheets/ds-nutanix-hpe.pdf

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

HPE launches Converged Edge System for Telcos

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is introducing a new line of Intel-powered, environmentally hardened platforms designed for the telecommunications network edge.

The HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System is aimed at data-intensive, low-latency services such as media delivery, connected mobility, and smart cities. The new system enables CSPs to process vast amounts of data in real time directly at the edge, based on open standards.

The platform feature a single-socket design for high-end Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. System components can be combined, scaled and hot-swapped to meet changing demands, supporting, among others, NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, FPGAs from Intel and Xilinx, NICs from Intel or Mellanox, up to 1.5TB of memory and 16TB of storage. Modular blade and chassis options allow systems to be flexibly configured and scaled to meet new or changing use-case requirements.

HPE also announced collaborations with Samsung and Tech Mahindra to accelerate CSPs 5G adoption, leveraging the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System to deploy the next generation of edge-centric virtual 5G applications.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

HPE to acquire BlueData for containerized ML software

Hewlett Packard Enterprise agreed to acquire BlueData, a software developer focused on artificial intelligence and big data analytics. Financial terms were not disclosed.

BlueData, which is based in Santa Clara, California, uses container technology to make simplify the deployment of large-scale machine learning and big data analytics applications.

“BlueData has developed an innovative and effective solution to address the pain points all companies face when contemplating, implementing, and deploying AI/ML and big data analytics. Adding BlueData’s complementary software platform to HPE’s market-leading Apollo Systems and professional services is consistent with HPE’s data-first strategy and enables our customers to extract insights from data – whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture,” said Milan Shetti, SVP and GM, Storage and Big Data Global Business Unit at HPE. “We are excited about the significant value we can deliver for our customers by working with the talented team at BlueData.”


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

HPE launches cloud-based memory-driven computing sandbox

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is launching a cloud-based sandbox that allows clients to explore memory-driven computing applications and deliver proof-of-concepts at scale.

HPE Labs has been a pioneer of Memory-Driven Computing -- a new computing architecture that puts memory, not processing, at the center of the computing platform -- through its research project known as The Machine.

“We believe that all data is valuable. Our vision for Memory-Driven Computing is to enable customers to capture, keep and refine every last bit of their data, up to 10,000 times faster than yesterday’s solutions,” said Beena Ammanath, global vice president, Artificial Intelligence, Data and Innovation, HPE. “The introduction of HPE Pointnext capabilities for Memory-Driven Computing will accelerate our ability to bring Memory-Driven Computing technologies to our customers and help them solve some of their most complex problems and more quickly than ever before.”

The Memory-Driven Computing Sandbox will feature HPE Superdome Flex with Software-Defined Scalable Memory, a new system enhancement under development and key technology output of The Machine research project. Software-Defined Scalable Memory includes new software and firmware advances that enable Superdome Flex’s industry-leading memory fabric to address significantly larger pools of shared memory than previously possible. The technology provides the ability to compose memory on the fabric and offers the ability to scale to 96 terabytes, all while offering faster and more resilient performance.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

HPE to invest $4 billion in Intelligent Edge technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to invest $4 billion in Intelligent Edge technologies and services over the next four years.

The plan calls for investments in research and development to advance and innovate new products, services and consumption models across a number of technology domains such as security, AI and machine learning, automation and edge computing. HPE said it intends to build out its portfolio of transformational advisory and professional services for the edge.  HPE will also continue to advance Memory-Driven Computing. The company vowed support for open standards and open source technologies.

“Data is the new intellectual property, and companies that can distill intelligence from their data —whether in a smart hospital or an autonomous car—will be the ones to lead,” said Antonio Neri, president and chief executive officer, HPE. “HPE has been at the forefront of developing technologies and services for the Intelligent Edge, and with this investment, we are accelerating our ability to drive this growing category for the future. The next evolution in enterprise technology will be in edge-to-cloud architecture. Enterprises will require millions of distributed clouds that enable real-time insights and personalized experiences exactly where the action is happening.”

HPE debuts GreenLake Hybrid Cloud

HPE introduced its GreenLake Hybrid Cloud for managing its enterprise customers' private infrastructure while optimizing integration with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack.

Unlike a traditional managed service, HPE said its GreenLake will provide an automated, cloud-native model that eliminates the need for organizations to hire or train new staff to oversee and manage cloud implementations.

"Enterprises need a fast, simple way to optimize their public and on-premises clouds to enable applications and data under a common operating model,” said Ana Pinczuk, SVP and GM of HPE Pointnext. “HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud is a breakthrough solution that removes the complexity of operating multiple clouds and enables customers to maintain control, reduce costs and accelerate time to value."

https://www.hpe.com/us/en/services/it-consumption.html

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HPE to acquire Plexxi for hyperconverged switching

HPE agreed to acquire Plexxi, a developer of software-defined data fabric networking technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.

HPE said it intends to integrate Plexxi technology into its own hyperconverged solutions, where Plexxi will build on HPE's acquisition of SimpliVity last year.

Plexxi, which was founded in 2010 and is based in Nashua, NH, is a provider of Hyperconverged Networking (HCN) solutions. The company said its strength is in combining software-defined topologies and intent-based automation with workload and infrastructure awareness. Its portfolio includes:

  • PLEXXI CONNECT -- an event-based workflow automation platform for data centers. It drives the Plexxi fabric.
  • PLEXXI CONTROL -- workload-driven network fabric orchestration software for enterprise data centers. It offers full network management and visualization
  • PLEXXI SWITCHES -- a line of high-density 10/25/40/50/100GBE access switches offering up to 3.2 Tbps switching capacity in a 1 RU box.


Plexxi is headed by Rich Napolitano (CEO), who previously was head of EMC’s Unified Storage Division. Prior to EMC, Rich led both sales and engineering, and acted as both founder and venture capitalist across companies like Sun Microsystems, Pirus Networks, and Alchemy Angels. Plexxi was founded by Dave Husak (CTO) and co-founded by Mat Mathews (VP of Product Management).


  • In January 2016, Plexxi disclosed a strategic investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures). Other Plexxi investors have included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.


HPE to Acquire SimpliVity for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Products

Hewlett Packard Enterprise agreed to acquire SimpliVity, a start-up offering software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure, for $650 million in cash.

SimpliVity, which is privately held, was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Westborough, MA. The company’s software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure is designed from the ground up to meet the needs of enterprise customers who require on-premises technology infrastructure with enterprise-class performance, data protection, and resiliency, at cloud economics.

HPE said the SimpliVity portfolio enables it offer a rich set of enterprise data services across hyperconverged, 3PAR storage, composable infrastructure and multi-cloud offerings.

“This transaction expands HPE’s software-defined capability and fits squarely within our strategy to make Hybrid IT simple for customers,” said Meg Whitman, President and CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  “More and more customers are looking for solutions that bring them secure, highly resilient, on-premises infrastructure at cloud economics.  That’s exactly where we’re focused.”