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Reminder to register for the webinar: Optimising your Hybrid Environment

Reminder to join our Technology Solutions webinar and hear from experts at Microsoft, HPE and Intel as they outline the potential of Azure Stack HCI for this Thursday the 20th!

This webinar is designed to provide knowledge of the hybrid capability of Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI. Underpinned by the latest hardware server platforms from HPE powered by Intel technology, enables businesses to grow and scale seamlessly with a hybrid cloud-ready hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure Stack HCI architecture.

This event will include a virtual bar and breakout rooms.

If you complete your details on the form, we’ll send out a selection of craft ales with pale ale flavoured popcorn snack or an non-alcoholic alternative*

Register here for the webinar.

Details:

Date: Thursday 20th May

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Agenda:

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Demonstrating the power of Windows Admin Center
  • Storage Migration Service and System Insights
*Please note that an adult must be present to receive delivery of alcohol. Deliveries can only be made if you’re registered before 17th May and are available while stocks last.

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HPE is reinventing storage

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Today, we are transforming from a leader in enterprise storage to a leader in data management
  • Data and infrastructure management has been siloed and complex – impeding innovation and creating business risk
  • HPE is bringing a cloud operational experience to our customers’ on-premises environments to change forever the way they manage data 

Fueling customers’ data-driven transformation from edge to cloud

HPE has always been an innovation leader in enterprise storage. We have helped organizations – among them Fortune 100 enterprises in all major verticals – power their mission-critical applications. Along the way, we have continuously raised the bar and have set the standard for reliability and a market-leading dHCI solution. We have led the way with storage as-a-service. And we have set the pace in customer experience with the industry-leading AIOps.

In recognition of our customers’ changing needs, we must do more than raise the bar – we must reset the game. Today, we are making a transformative pivot from being a leader in enterprise storage to becoming the leader in data management. And that is redefining our mission and value for our customers and for HPE.

The challenge

Every organization recognizes the need for digital transformation. And it’s at the intersection of data, cloud, and AI that meaningful change is possible. But as there is more data now than ever before, more threats to that data, more demands to utilize data, and more data infrastructure everywhere, IT organizations have reached the point where the complexity to manage it all creates risk and comes at a cost to innovation and time-to-market.

The need for transformation now requires organizations to fundamentally change how they manage their data and infrastructure – with autonomous operations, self-service, policy-based automation, and mobilization from edge-to-cloud across the lifecycle of data. And this changes everything for storage, yet storage complexity continues.

Outside of the expected gains from Moore’s Law, flash, and NVMe, storage architectures are still plagued with an admin-driven experience to manage the complexity of LUNs, RAID groups, HBAs, load balancing, resource planning, and more.

The new imperative for our customers is to shift from managing storage to unleashing their data. This requires streamlining access to the data innovators, protecting data against any threat, and mobilizing data to accelerate apps and insights – and doing it wherever data lives from edge-to-cloud. An impossible ask on IT today with the piecemealed technology used to manage data and infrastructure today. Organizations need to break down all the complexity and silos for their data and infrastructure across the hybrid cloud. 

Storage complexity is the roadblock to innovation. You must reimagine the experience – and that is exactly what we are doing today by bringing the cloud operational experience to our customers’ on-premises environments.

Transforming from storage appliances to data & cloud data services

Today, we are beginning to transform data and infrastructure management for hybrid cloud – a visionary approach we call Unified DataOps.

Unified DataOps is the north star for HPE and our customers because it represents a new data experience that affects everyone across their organizations – from data managers to data innovators – and it accelerates data-driven transformation.

Imagine an organization where IT managers deploy services instead of maintaining infrastructure. Where data innovators have instant, secure access to data for faster time to market and time to insights. Where data managers automatically protect their data for any SLA and wherever their data lives, and where IT executives have complete visibility into their data from edge-to-cloud – all through a streamlined, unified experience. This is Unified DataOps.

But this isn’t a theory. Unified DataOps is real, and it’s grounded on a unique architectural blueprint that brings together data-centric policies and automation, cloud-native control and operations, and AI-driven insights and intelligence – and we are changing the game starting today.

Delivering on our vision

HPE is delivering Unified DataOps through its data services platform architecture. This platform connects applications to infrastructure, innovators to data, and automation to policies in a unified cloud experience wherever data lives.

The data services platform includes a suite of innovations unveiled today that fundamentally changes the landscape for storage and data management – and shifts HPE from a storage business to a software-defined, cloud-native services business. Read the press release here.

Data Services Cloud Console

After thousands of engineering hours and 18 months of dedication across our teams, I’m excited to bring Data Services Cloud Console to our customers. This SaaS-based console is revolutionary for data and infrastructure management. Rather than managing data and infrastructure manually and in a fragmented approach, Data Services Cloud Console delivers unified data operations as a service.

The console is built on a unique, cloud-native architecture – shared with the Aruba Edge Services Platform – and is designed to abstract and control infrastructure and data workflows across the data lifecycle and infrastructure lifecycle from edge-to-cloud. Today, this operational control plane delivers the cloud experience wherever data lives and is setting the foundation to streamline data management.

Today, we have introduced a suite of cloud infrastructure services that fundamentally changes the way IT manages storage – with a cloud operational experience. Data Services Cloud Console strips away all the traditional management work across the lifecycle of storage – from deployment and provisioning to global management – all from the ease of a single cloud console. Deployment takes minutes – not days or weeks – with auto-discovery and config. Provisioning across worldwide fleets shifts from guesswork and spreadsheets to intent-based with intelligence. Managing hundreds of systems becomes as simple as managing one – and can be controlled from anywhere on any device.

Organizations can now get the cloud experience for their enterprise storage.

HPE Alletra

I am happy to share that we also announced today HPE Alletra – a new portfolio of all NVMe cloud-native data infrastructure. Organizations want the cloud experience but need it everywhere their data lives. HPE Alletra – inspired by the word for sparking light is a category game-changer that powers data from edge-to-cloud with a cloud experience.

Powered by Data Services Cloud Console, HPE Alletra 9000 and 6000 enable organizations to run mission-critical applications with 99.9999%+ guaranteed availability and simplified deployment, intent-based provisioning, and invisible upgrades at global scale – all managed from anywhere and delivered as-a-service through HPE GreenLake.

Bold moves for a bold vision

Market leadership is about making bold moves. In 2019, HPE CEO Antonio Neri made the bold move to deliver everything as a service by 2022, furthering the company strategy to be the edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company. Today we are transforming the storage business to deliver on the company vision, shifting to as-a-service, and fortifying our new north star — moving the focus away from hardware and laying the foundation to become the leader in data management through cloud services.

Read More:

Unified Data Ops

Data Services Cloud Console

HPE Alletra

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands HPE GreenLake with breakthrough storage as-a-service business transformation

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Multi-billion dollar Storage business, one of HPE’s largest businesses, transforms to cloud-native, software-defined data services business to accelerate data-driven outcomes for customers 
  • New cloud data services to be available with HPE GreenLake, industry’s first and leading cloud for on-premises and edge 
  • Latest innovations allow new and existing customers to transition to cloud operating model with data management and infrastructure services
  • Innovations introduced with data services platform include new Data Services Cloud Console, Cloud data services, and HPE Alletra, new cloud-native data infrastructure

Unveils new data services platform to address the explosion of data edge-to-cloud, and accelerate data-driven digital transformation for customers

HOUSTON, Texas– May 4, 2021 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced innovations that transform HPE Storage into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business. As part of today’s news, HPE unveiled a data services platform that delivers on its Unified DataOps vision for a new data experience that brings a cloud operations model to wherever data lives and unifies data operations. The new platform is designed to address the data explosion edge-to-cloud, collapse the silos and complexity that plague data environments, maximize agility and innovation, and reduce business risk. Today’s announcement marks an important milestone in HPE’s vision to become an edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company. The new data services platform, available through HPE GreenLake, consists of three new innovations that simplify data operations from edge to cloud, including: 

 

  • Data Services Cloud Console, a cloud console that delivers cloud operational agility and unified data operations as a service

  • Cloud data services, a suite of software subscription services that radically simplify and automate global infrastructure management at scale

  • HPE Alletra, a new portfolio of cloud-native data infrastructure that powers data edge-to-cloud

“Organizations face a complex web of fragmented hardware, software, and manual processes, making it difficult for them to compete and innovate in a constantly changing marketplace,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE. “HPE was the first to recognize the need to deliver a unified and consistent cloud experience, from edge to cloud, with HPE GreenLake. Today’s announcement builds on this strategy, by enabling our customers to break down silos and leverage data, wherever it resides, with unified data operations. As we enter the Age of Insight, HPE is providing the ideal platform for organizations seeking to apply distributed data to fuel AI initiatives, deliver new customer experiences, and drive digital transformation.”

Unified DataOps: A vision to accelerate data-driven innovation

Organizations today are struggling with complexity. As reported by data management research survey of IT decision makers conducted by ESG for HPE, 93% of IT decision makers see storage and data management complexity impeding digital transformation and 67% of surveyed organizations see fragmented data visibility across hybrid cloud creating business risk.

Unified DataOps is HPE’s vision for a new data experience that integrates data-centric policies, cloud-native control, and AI-driven insights to eliminate the silos and complexity of data management and infrastructure, drive operational agility across edge-to-cloud, minimize business risk, and accelerate data-driven innovation.

“HPE is changing the storage game by bringing a full cloud operational model to our customers’ on-premises environments,” said Tom Black, SVP and GM, HPE Storage. “Bringing the cloud operational model to where data lives accelerates digital transformation, streamlines data management, and will help our customers innovate faster than ever before.”

“It’s getting harder to manage the ever-increasing data flooding organizations,” said Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers, and Alliances, at IDC. “HPE’s vision and strategy for Unified DataOps is promising as it takes an original approach to solving this burgeoning problem.  As an industry leader, HPE is providing the market with answers for how to capitalize on information, wherever it resides, to transform their business with data.”

Delivering the cloud experience and streamlining data management

Today’s introduction of a new data services platform delivers on the Unified DataOps vision with the Data Services Cloud Console, cloud data services, and HPE Alletra – that together bring cloud operational agility and streamline data management for customers.

“We are excited that HPE is continuing to innovate in ways that allow us to streamline operations, while increasing our agility and ability to continually deliver outstanding services at scale to our global base of partners and customers,” said Justin Giardina, CTO, iland. “The operational simplicity provided by the Data Services Cloud Console and HPE Alletra will contribute to our ability to do so.”

Data Services Cloud Console

Data Services Cloud Console is a cloud console that delivers cloud operations and unified data operations as a service. Designed to deliver a broad collection of cloud data services, it is based on proven, secure, cloud-native technology that underpins Aruba Central – the engine that serves millions of devices connected across tens of thousands of customers in clusters deployed around the world. Data Services Cloud Console offers a unified API for HPE-led automation for applications, partner-led and custom-built data services, and gives developers access to infrastructure and data as code.

Cloud Data Services

Delivered through the Data Services Cloud Console, HPE is introducing Data Ops Manager for global management of data infrastructure from anywhere, from any device, and intent-based provisioning that brings a paradigm shift to data infrastructure provisioning with an AI-driven, application-centric approach that enables self-service, on-demand provisioning, eliminates guesswork, and optimizes service level objectives (SLOs).

HPE Alletra

HPE Alletra is cloud-native data infrastructure that powers data from edge-to-cloud. Managed natively by the Data Services Cloud Console, HPE Alletra delivers the cloud operational experience. It features a portfolio of workload-optimized systems consisting of All-NVMe HPE Alletra 9000 and 6000 systems to deliver architectural flexibility to run any application without compromise.

Availability and Additional Resources

Data Services Cloud Console, cloud data services, and HPE Alletra will be available for order globally direct and through channel partners May 2021.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

Lessons learned from 25 years at HPE: From call center to CEO

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • Antonio Neri celebrates 25 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Now HPE’s President and CEO, Neri was first hired for a call center role in Amsterdam because his first manager “took a risk” on him
  • His top lessons reflect the importance of transparency, trust, inclusion, diversity and embracing humanity

Lessons learned from call center to CEO

Four years is the average amount of time an employee stays with an employer. I may be an outlier, statistically, as I reflect on 25 years with HP and HPE. I’m proud to say that my tenure is not all that unusual – I know of many colleagues who are well into their third or fourth decade at HPE.

Within the tech industry, in particular, employment opportunities are plentiful. But, I’ve had to look no further than this very fine company to experience personal and professional growth.

During my tenure, I lived and worked in four different cities in two countries. In each new role, I gained new skills and experiences. I also met new colleagues and friends. To everyone I’ve had the opportunity to work with, I want to say a heart-felt thank you. It’s because of you that the last 25 years at HPE have been so incredibly rewarding.

There are hundreds of lessons I have learned along the way, but here are five I’d like to share with you.

Lesson #1
Give people a chance. In 1996, my first job at HP was in a call center in Amsterdam. But it would have been easy not to hire me. Although I spoke two languages at the time, I was not yet fluent in English and that was a prerequisite for the role. Thankfully, my technical skills were strong and I spoke the languages for the countries I covered, so the hiring manager took a chance on me. I made sure he was right, and I remain grateful for him seeing something in me.

I challenge you to look at the complete person when you’re considering a new hire. Even if that person doesn’t check all the boxes, dig deeper. You may find a spark—in their personality, skill set or experience—but most importantly passion and attitude that could ignite a successful career.

Lesson #2
Be unconditionally inclusive. My parents are from Sicily and I was born and raised in Argentina. I’ve understood, and appreciated, diversity all my life.

My first call center role at HP taught me something about diversity that’s fundamental to my leadership style. Diverse teams are better teams. That call center team, many of whom I still keep in touch with, had people from all backgrounds, experiences and skillsets. We solved problems in new, innovative ways. We challenged each other, and respected everyone’s unique perspective. We were better, together. Building diverse teams is fundamental, but respecting and encouraging unique points of view is the key to success.

Lesson #3:
 Opportunity comes in many forms. In 1999, I moved from Amsterdam to Boise, Idaho for an opportunity in the HP Printer business. The move to Boise – where both my kids were born– was transformative. Not only did I work with the best and brightest in the printing business who created an industry leading franchise known as the “HP LaserJet” but I also met passionate leaders who were committed to developing talent.

In 2004, I was presented the opportunity to make a lateral move to transform the PC Services business. It was quite a challenge, as the HP PC business was losing money.

By the late 2000s, the PC business became number one again in market share. We delivered new products, bolstered margins and fixed service delivery. That success opened up new opportunities for me. I sometimes wonder what direction my career would have taken if I hadn’t made that lateral move. The point is: take calculated risks and keep learning, every step of the way.

Lesson #4Invest in relationships. Working in a constructive, collaborative way with peers and colleagues is critical. I make it a habit to seek guidance and insights from people with different experiences.  I have learned from so many people.One of the biggest lessons is that leaders and teams thrive when they embrace humanity. Support each other, focus on wellness and health, and ensure team members have the opportunity to thrive both personally and professionally.

Lesson #5
Transparency builds trust. Being transparent builds respect and understanding, in good times and bad. I have learned that sharing the truth, even when it’s painful, does more good than harm. Do what you say.

Last June, I contracted COVID-19 just days before the opening of our annual Discover event— our most important showcase each year. We could have minimized or ignored my condition.

Sharing the truth—first with our team members and then with external audiences—was the right thing to do. It underscored HPE’s commitment to transparency, and – on a personal level—unleashed a wave of well wishes and kind words that I could have never anticipated.

I’ve learned so much over the past 25 years that has shaped my career, and informed my outlook on life. My goal is to continue to learn and be relentlessly curious every day. I am incredibly thankful to have spent a quarter of a century at a company that has encouraged me to grow and evolve. May you all find the happiness, success and fulfillment I’ve discovered in our amazing company.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise selected to build new supercomputer for the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore to support scientific research

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • National Supercomputing Centre Singapore will expand high performance computing resources and advance greener data center initiatives using new supercomputer designed by HPE 
  • New supercomputer was funded through a SGD200 million investment made by the Singapore government to boost the nation’s HPC efforts

National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore advances R&D across biomedicine, genomics, diseases, climate and more with an 8X faster system powered by the HPE Cray EX supercomputer

Houston – April 27, 2021 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it has been awarded $40M SGD to build a new supercomputer for the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, the national high-performance computing (HPC) resource center dedicated to supporting science and engineering computing needs for academic, research and industry communities. The new system, which will be 8X faster compared to NSCC’s existing pool of HPC resources, will expand and augment ongoing research efforts by enabling tools such as artificial intelligence (AI) and deep machine learning to optimize modeling, simulation and even software simulation for quantum computing. NSCC will use the system to unlock scientific discoveries across medicine, diseases, climate, engineering and more.

The new supercomputer was funded through a SGD200 million investment that was announced by the Singapore government in March 2019 to boost Singapore’s high-performance computing resources.

Fueling a new supercomputing journey at the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore

The NSCC’s new supercomputer will be built and powered using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, which is an HPC system designed to support next-generation supercomputing, such as Exascale-class systems, that also features a full stack of purpose-built technologies across compute, software, storage and networking to harness insights from vast, complex data more quickly and efficiently. The advanced performance will help tackle compute and data-intensive modeling and simulation needs requiring higher speed and targeted HPC and artificial intelligence capabilities.

The new system will be housed in a new data center designed to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption. To further support NSCC’s mission for a greener data center, the new system will leverage liquid-cooling capabilities made possible through the HPE Cray EX supercomputer to increase energy efficiency and power density by transferring heat generated by the new supercomputer with a liquid-cooled process.

The combination of these advanced technologies will enable the NSCC’s existing community of researchers and scientists further their R&D efforts to make breakthroughs in a range of areas, some of which include:

 

“We are inspired by how Singapore’s community of scientists have leveraged high performance computing to improve ongoing research efforts. We are honored to continue empowering their mission by building them a powerful system using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer that delivers comprehensive, purposely-engineered technologies for demanding research,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPE. “The new system will deliver a significant boost to R&D, allowing Singapore’s community of scientists and engineers to make greater contributions that will unlock innovation, economic value, and overall, strengthen the nation’s position in becoming more digitally-driven.”

“Supercomputers have enabled the scientific community in Singapore to make significant strides in their research,” said Associate Professor Tan Tin Wee, Chief Executive at the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore. “The new system will provide the necessary resources to meet the growing supercomputing needs of our researchers, and to enable more of such significant scientific breakthroughs at the national and global level.”

The NSCC’s supercomputer unlocks new level of scientific discovery with advanced technologies

The HPE Cray EX supercomputer powering NSCC’s new supercomputer is a purpose-built system designed specifically to deliver petaflop to exaflop performance with the world’s most energy-efficient footprint. It also includes the HPE Cray EX software stack for software-defined capabilities that allow the NSCC’s users to gain the high-performance of a supercomputer, but through the operational experience of a cloud. Additionally, HPE will integrate the following next-generation technologies with the HPE Cray EX supercomputer:

 

  • Expanded storage to support and share complex workloads in modeling, simulation and AI using the Cray ClusterStor E1000 storage system from HPE and HPE Data Management Framework. NSCC’s new supercomputer will deliver 10 petabytes of storage with over 300GB/s of read/write performance speeds.

  • Purpose-built HPC networking using HPE Slingshot to address demands for higher speed and congestion control for data-intensive workloads

  • Fully integrated software suite to optimize HPC and AI applications using the HPE Cray Programming Environment

  • Powerful compute to improve modeling and simulation using 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors

  • Targeted accelerated computing capabilities with 352 NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPUs for HPC and AI workloads

  • Expanded network infrastructure with multiple 100Gbps links for upgraded connectivity between users and the supercomputing resources using the SingAREN-Lightwave Internet Exchange (SLIX) from the Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN)

 

The new system will be operational in early 2022. To learn more about NSCC and Singapore’s national HPC resources, please visit www.nscc.sg

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

Webinar: Optimising your Hybrid Environment

Join our Technology Solutions webinar and hear from experts at Microsoft, HPE and Intel as they outline the potential of Azure Stack HCI.

Join our Technology Solutions webinar and hear from experts at Microsoft, HPE and Intel as they outline the potential of Azure Stack HCI.

This webinar is designed to provide knowledge of the hybrid capability of Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI. Underpinned by the latest hardware server platforms from HPE powered by Intel technology, enables businesses to grow and scale seamlessly with a hybrid cloud-ready hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure Stack HCI architecture.

This event will include a virtual bar and breakout rooms.

If you complete your details on the form, we’ll send out a selection of craft ales with pale ale flavoured popcorn snack or an non-alcoholic alternative*

Register here for the webinar.

Details:

Date: Thursday 20th May

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Agenda:

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Demonstrating the power of Windows Admin Center
  • Storage Migration Service and System Insights

Webinar: Optimising your Hybrid Environment

Join our Technology Solutions webinar and hear from experts at Microsoft, HPE and Intel as they outline the potential of Azure Stack HCI.

With this webinar it is designed to provide knowledge of the hybrid capability of Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI.

The details of the event are:

Date: Thursday 20th May

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm

Platform: AirMeet

Followed by: Virtual bar breakout rooms. Join us for a drink and a chat – we can provide both.

Let us know your address and we’ll send out a selection of craft ales with a pale ale flavoured popcorn snack or non-alcoholic alternative*.

Interested? You can register your attendance today.

Register Here

*Please note that an adult must be present to receive delivery of alcohol. Deliveries can only be made if you’re registered before 17th May and are available while stocks last.

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to participate in this session, your name, email address, phone number, and/or title may be viewable by other session participants.