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HPE Discover 2022 Las Vegas | The Edge-to-Cloud Conference | June 28–30

HPE Discover 2022 Las Vegas | The Edge-to-Cloud Conference | June 28–30

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is excited to welcome you  back to Las Vegas in June. Join HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri, HPE Business Leaders, and Technology Experts to hear the latest insights on secure connectivity, hybrid cloud, AI, and data analytics.

At HPE, we were pioneers of the hybrid cloud conversation. We were the first to lead with a consumption offering, to make digital transformation affordable and secure, and to introduce the concept of a “cloud experience everywhere.” Partners are at the heart of our edge-to-cloud vision: host your customers onsite and help them take the next step to modernize without compromise.

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Remote Work: Extending Enterprise Networking to the Home

Discover how IT teams can bring secure enterprise networking to remote workers in home offices, small offices, and temporary locations. #ArubaESP and #ArubaCentral in the cloud make it possible.

Optimal performance, security, and operational simplicity

Give your remote workers an office-like experience, with high-performing connectivity, consistent security, and the best user experience. Plus, Aruba EdgeConnect Microbranch, our flexible, cloud-managed solution, extends #SDWAN services and Zero Trust and #SASE frameworks to all your employees, while also streamlining IT operations across campus, branch, and remote work environments.

Learn more about how your IT team can bring enterprise networking to the home with greater visibility, control, and security than ever before at www.arubanetworks.com/remotework

Drive down 5G complexity with automation from HPE

Why is automation a must-have requirement for emerging 5G services? And how can HPE help you enable it? Let’s take a closer look.

Imagine you run a successful restaurant kitchen, managing a busy team of station chefs and assistants. At any moment, your team is working on a dozen different tasks, but you manage to keep everything tightly coordinated and on schedule. Now, imagine your restaurant expands—by a lot. Now, you’re asked to serve dozens more dishes to 1,000x more diners. Suddenly you’re managing a staff of hundreds, with thousands of tasks happening simultaneously. You still need to keep everything coordinated and on schedule. One thing becomes immediately clear: the way you used to run things—all the systems and tools you had developed over the years—won’t work anymore.

To succeed at this scale, you need to completely rethink your operations.

Fortunately, this is just a hypothetical situation. But if you’re part of a service provider organization preparing for 5G standalone (5G SA) networks, it might sound familiar. 5G brings amazing new capabilities, with the ability to tailor services for enterprise and industrial customers and differentiate your offerings. But that flexibility comes with enormous new operational complexity. In a world of cloud-native infrastructure and microservices, your network has exponentially more moving parts—and yesterday’s operational approaches will no longer get the job done. There’s only one option: automate. And Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a global leader in service provider orchestration and assurance, can help you do it.

A driving need to automate

The next evolution of 5G networks rewrites the rules for service providers, breaking free from the “one-size-fits-all” connectivity models of the past. With the move to 5G SA, you can use network slicing to customize services for diverse enterprise use cases. You can configure slices to meet disparate requirements – for latency, resiliency, and other attributes – under different service-level agreements (SLAs), over a single infrastructure. 3GPP[1] has already identified 74 distinct consumer and business-to-business (B2B) service scenarios that 5G enables.

This is great news from a business perspective, allowing you to tap into new markets and use cases where you never played before. But operationally? Life just got a lot more complicated. If you’re responsible for provisioning and managing 5G services, you now have to contend with:

  • IT-based software models. 5G SA brings software methodologies from the IT world to service provider environments for the first time. Concepts like DevOps and automated Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines can help you be more agile by continually adding and optimizing network capabilities much quicker. But if you’re not used to working this way—and most Ops teams aren’t—it can feel like a totally different world.
  • Exponential increase in network entities. 5G also brings cloud-native architectures and disaggregation principles from hyperscale cloud environments to operator networks. Instead of using mostly monolithic, single-vendor network appliances, you’re now managing hundreds of virtualized and containerized network functions (VNFs/CNFs) from multiple vendors, and thousands of containers. Here again, you can benefit from agile and flexible cloud models, provided you can handle the massive increase in volume, dynamicity, and complexity of service elements.
  • Complex multi-layer, multi-vendor operations. To provision network slices, you need to apply consistent service characteristics end-to-end across all network layers and subnets such as RAN, core, transport, and enterprise, as well as VNFs/CNFs from multiple vendors.

If you’re wondering how you’ll navigate these requirements using manual processes, handcrafted workflows, and aging service assurance tools, you can’t. There are just too many discrete components, with too much happening at once. Somehow, you have to automate and abstract away that complexity, and enable zero-touch provisioning and management.

Automating 5G operations with tools from HPE

As a longtime leader in service provider network automation, and one of the first to offer a fully cloud-native 5G SA solution with the HPE 5G Core Stack, HPE is the ideal partner to help solve this complexity problem. With our 5G automation software, we can help you automate the end-to-end operation of 5G networks and slices and provide consistently excellent customer experiences.

We can help you:

  • Automate the management of 5G networks and services with intent-based orchestration and zero-touch operations
  • Accelerate your network slicing implementation to start offering customized enterprise services
  • Respond to ongoing network and service changes in dynamic 5G environments in a simple, codeless way
  • Deliver consistently superior 5G services with automated assurance, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)

You can enable these capabilities with two recent additions to the HPE portfolio:

  • 5G capabilities for HPE Service DirectorYou can now orchestrate 5G infrastructure and services in a simple, codeless way to optimize operations across your environment. With intent-based modeling, you can design service models and policies at the level of business processes and orchestrate their end-to-end implementation across your hybrid network. You can use zero-touch, profile-driven 5G network slicing orchestration and fully automate lifecycle management of slices across domains.
  • HPE 5G Automated Assurance. Building on our industry-leading service assurance platform, we offer an ML-based solution to collect and monitor vast amounts of information from 5G networks. You can automatically detect, predict, and remediate network and service issues, including triggering healing actions. And you can use analytics tools and dashboards designed specifically for dynamic multi-vendor 5G networks.

With these tools, it’s now possible to automate most aspects of operations for 5G networks and services. And, by automatically setting up assurance every time you provision a new slice or service, you can enable full closed-loop automation—and a foundation for self-healing networks.

Tap into 5G innovation

What can you do once you’ve driven out the cloud-native complexity that comes with 5G?

First, you get faster and more efficient by automating the detection, prediction, and remediation of issues with 5G networks and services. You can start differentiating your business and targeting enterprise customers with pre-built, customizable service and slice profiles—along with everything needed to monitor and assure them. You can start adopting DevOps software models with a solution that fully integrates with CI/CD toolchains. And you can do all of it with an open, standards-aligned toolset that lets you continually add new vendors and capabilities over time.

Add it all up, and you have a platform to capitalize on 5G innovation more quickly and easily—even when your operations team is used to working in traditional environments. You can scale up to more modern, dynamic cloud-native software approaches, even as you serve up a new generation of differentiated, profitable services.

Want to know more? Download the HPE End-to-End 5G Automation Software brochure, or visit www.hpe.com/5G.

HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Manager: A game-changer in core to edge server management

For decades, datacenters represented the center for all enterprise data collection and processing, as well as the infrastructure to make it possible. But with the advent of ever-faster connectivity and the need to move data and processing power closer to end-customers, enterprises today are deploying infrastructure across an ever-widening footprint, from edge to cloud.

There are times, even on busy days, when you have a minute to pause and reflect.

This morning I’m sitting in my home office, as I’ve done for the past two years. There is no traveling for meetings, yet work continues as normal, with projects to complete and timelines to meet. In my reflection, I think about what it takes to make working from my home office possible: I have tools that provide a global, online reach across the company, our partners, and customers. I’m lucky in that this set up allows me to do my work from anywhere.

Not everyone is that lucky and so I wake up every day obsessed with solving problems for our customers. In response, my team and I have developed cloud services for the HPE compute portfolio with a focus on making the lives of those who support HPE compute products better, easier, and seamless.

A global opportunity to evolve

For decades, datacenters represented the center of mass for all enterprise data collection and processing, as well as the infrastructure to make it possible. But with the advent of ever-faster connectivity and the need to move data and processing power closer to end-customers, enterprises today are deploying infrastructure across an ever-widening footprint, from edge to cloud. This trend is a key driver of our company strategy, with the HPE GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud  Platform hosting a collection of software as a service solutions, including the new HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Manager.

In order to evolve the way we work, we must have tools that provide new capabilities and improved customer experiences. Our daily struggles often come as a result of siloed environments, time-sucking manual tasks, security and compliance challenges, and poor visibility into usage and costs. With HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Manager we are changing all of that with a platform that provides a cloud experience – with a global reach – to manage everything, including batch deploy with a click, order with ease, and spinning up new services quickly according to project requirements.

Compute Ops Manager is the first cloud-native, SaaS solution for managing HPE ProLiant servers anywhere they reside, from edge to cloud. Unlike most other server management solutions that require customers to install and manage the management solution, often very close to the servers they manage, the new Compute Ops Manager solution is built and managed by HPE and can reach customer servers wherever they are located. This approach saves IT resources (time and money) while providing a global view of all customer servers – regardless of where they are physically located.

Better oversight, improved automation

In speaking with several of our early-access customers, I hear many of the same concerns when it comes to managing servers at the edge. They need better oversight to know when things are going well, and a notification process when they are not. They need robust yet simple firmware management. And they need improved automation, since “the edge” can expand and get very large and cumbersome to manage. These customers continue to relay stories of how Compute Ops Manager is a game-changer in server management and automating and simplifying common tasks like firmware management and global observability. Customers also expressed appreciation for the simple subscription-based payment model that provides the flexibility they need in planning and deployment.

We’re excited to introduce the newest HPE GreenLake offering – HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Manager – and we’ll continue to provide updates on new features, customer stories, and in-depth reviews of our new cloud-based management solution.

Watch this space for more to come – and for more background information in the meantime, please check out:

• Video demoModernizing the compute management experience
• Blog: How HPE is helping reimagine your compute management experience
• Infographic: Discover a revolutionary approach to compute management infographic
• Website: HPE GreenLake for Compute

How to modernize your applications: A 7-step plan for digital transformation

Preparing your software assets to reap the full benefits of cloud-based platforms can be a complex process. Here’s a blueprint for success.

by Debbie Mounts, Content Strategy and Enablement Team, HPE Pointnext Services Advisory and Professional Services

The advantages of a cloud strategy for software assets are well known: They include greater agility and scalability, and secure developer-ready environments to accelerate innovation. But getting applications ready for cloud platforms is often far from straightforward. Many will require refactoring and architectural changes; the necessary skills may not be available in-house, and the learning curve can be steep.

If you’re interested in modernizing your applications but wondering where to start, I offer a 7-step blueprint for in a recent CIO.com article: Half of Your Applications Need Modernizing by the End of 2022. What’s Your Plan? Here are the steps:

1. Assess cloud-readiness and design the cloud architecture. You can leverage manual or automated code analysis to assess the application’s cloud-readiness. Review the applicability of microservices and cloud-native serverless, as well as cloud services to meet your business, performance and scalability goals. Consider the cloud infrastructure that will be needed to support the modernized app, as well as the frameworks and tools your development teams will need.

2. Re-imagine the user experience. Look for creative ways to design customer-centric, market-relevant experiences. Design thinking and empathy workshops can help you determine what users really want and reveal new opportunities to delight customers.

3. Leverage a Proof of Concept to validate technical decisions and functionality​. A PoC can help you answer any technical questions and demonstrate the value of the solution to stakeholders.

4. Define the minimum viable product and development roadmap. Define user stories that can be prioritized to create the MVP, choosing requirements that will provide the best ROI and address your most critical business needs. Other requirements will become part of the roadmap for longer-term goals.

5. Build out new cloud infrastructure or optimize your current cloud environments to support the modernized applications. An infrastructure-as-code approach enables you to design the infrastructure with automated, repeatable ease of provisioning. A continuous integration–continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD) toolchain can speed development cycles.

6. Modernize the application by leveraging an agile, MVP approach. Use an agile, sprint-based approach for the refactoring. Validate the user experience with real customers to ensure that the end-product will keep them engaged.

7. Implement automated testing throughout the process. Again, CI/CD tools can help here. Testing should cover applications, configurations and infrastructure, building confidence in the process.

Modernizing applications is an integral part of your digital transformation. Check out the full CIO.com article for more tips.

Read about the HPE Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Framework, a proven methodology to accelerate and de-risk your transformation to a cloud operating model.

Learn more about HPE Pointnext Services and how we help you transform, integrate and operate your hybrid cloud estate.

The private 5G opportunity

Private 5G is about to augment enterprise Wi-Fi with wireless networks that meet new requirements. Which kinds of organizations can benefit from Private 5G? And what roles can Telco play in this change? HPE is working with customers in practically every industry, enabling new communication use cases via various operational models. Learn more at www.hpe.com/5G

New: PLC content on non-attach and storage

Two new additions to Portfolio Learning Curriculums are now available on HPE Sales Pro:

HPE Pointnext non-attach training

  • Become familiar with the non-attach business.
  • Learn how you can generate new non-attach opportunities with HPE Pointnext.
  • Know what Sales Metric Codes count as non-attach.
  • Understand what can be considered non-attach business upon renewal and when up-selling or cross-selling.
  • Master the consultative selling approach.

Storage video: “Bold Vision and Tough Questions” with Nick Triantos and Omer Asad (00:33:00)

  • Nick Triantos, Manager, HPE Cloud CTO team, and Omer Asad, SVP & GM, HPE Cloud Data Services, discuss the HPE Storage pivot to as a service, customer engagement strategies, and how to share the vision with customers.
  • Nick asks Omer some tough questions that he hears from sellers and customers covering security, benefits for customers, anti-cloud customers, and the value proposition for partners.

About Portfolio Learning Curriculums

Portfolio Learning Curriculums are specially curated, interactive learning paths focused on new and core HPE solutions, designed to help you grow your sales.

For even more up-to-date training, access the Portfolio Learning Curriculums directly or from HPE Sales Pro.