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Earn 2% when selling Storage for both Sales & Pre Sales – with HPE Alletra now added!

We’re extremely happy to see that many of you have earned with us through the Focus Storage campaign! As per your feedback, we have decided to extend the Campaign and Double-Points Periods until the end of October!

We’re also introducing HPE Alletra to the campaign! Through Alletra, we are transforming from a leader in enterprise storage to a leader in data management, and we’d love to celebrate you being a part of this transformation through HPE Engage & Grow.

To recap, whether you’re a Sales or a Pre-Sales rep, you’re eligible to earn 2% of sold eligible Storage Products (below).

Hurry up and submit your claims on the portal!

*Deals must be driven by the partner, not HPE. 


  • HPE Alletra
  • HPE Nimble Storage
  • HPE HCI 2.0
  • HPE Primera



  1. Login to your Engage&Grow portal
  2. Go to Storage Campaign in the navigation menu for the campaign details
  3. Submit claims by filling out required uploading OPG document and accepting terms and conditions.


Double Points Campaign runs from
15 May 2021 until 31 October 2021

Program Terms and Conditions Apply.

Visit HPE ENGAGE & GROW Portal to know more

New Years Resolutions with HPE Storage!

This past year has shown countless innovations in HPE’s storage portfolio and they have been recognised by industry leading experts, analysists and most importantly their shared customers.

We wanted to personally highlight some excellent awards HPE have recently won:

CRN link:
  • Product of the Year winner for HCI
    • HPE SimpliVity
  • Product of the Year finalist for Data Center Infrastructure
    • Nimble Storage dHCI
    • Read the HCI 2.0 channel interview here
  • Product of the Year winner for Enterprise Storage
    • HPE Primera
VMworld link:
  • Best of VMworld 2020 for Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructure
    • Nimble Storage dHCI


Not only do the above awards show HPE’s storage direction and strategy are sound, Gartner have recently recognised this too within the Primary Storage segment. They have improved HPE’s position for both the ability to execute and vision. Download the full report here

This is testament to the entire channel community as HPE continues to gain market share and they do this hand in hand with you, their valued partners. Below is a brief snippet of the latest IDC market share stats for Calendar Q3 link:

  • Grew YoY in every Storage market in the UK in CQ3
  • Regained number two spot for Total Storage in the UK market share in CQ3
  • Regained number two spot for Entry and Midrange in the UK in CQ3

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI enables Central Pacific Bank to meet productivity needs, cut costs, and effectively leverage collaboration tools in a remote work setting during Covid-19 pandemic


  • Financial institution turns to HPE Nimble Storage dHCI for a seamless solution to support remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Helped give the bank a competitive edge when the shelter in place guidelines were enacted 

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI enables financial institution to meet productivity needs, cut costs, and effectively leverage collaboration tools in a remote work setting

San Jose, Calif., – Nov. 16, 2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that Central Pacific Bank, a regional commercial bank headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, has implemented HPE Nimble Storage disaggregated hyperconverged infrastructure (dHCI) to support its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), leading to greater performance, efficiency and cost savings.

Central Pacific Bank (CPB) was running out of storage space, and was experiencing infrastructure challenges that made it harder to maintain security and compliance. CPB turned to HPE and local partner Pacxa, to implement a secure, compliant, and seamless solution for their remote employees across their 35 branches.

Implementing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI enabled CPB to provide their remote workforce with the tools needed to continue working effectively, and helped give the bank a competitive edge when the shelter in place guidelines were enacted due to COVID-19. With the help of HPE and Pacxa, the bank implemented 1,000 virtual desktops, while simultaneously rolling out Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 Enterprise throughout the organization. The consolidation of data and computing with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has led to an overall decrease in infrastructure spend, and the IT department now has centralized control and can more easily deploy technology updates and onboard new employees.

“We look for reliability, scalability, cost, performance, security and compliance when deciding on a new technology vendor,” said Adrienne Chee, Senior Vice President of Technology Operations, Central Pacific Bank. “We made a substantial investment in HPE because we believe in the technology and are positioning ourselves for long-term growth and adaptation.”

“HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is elegant and simple, yet high performing and designed for a virtualized environment,” continued Chee. “It met our security, compliance, and budget needs.”

Thanks to the upgrade, CPB was also able to remain Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) compliant. This was particularly important as the bank moved quickly to service the high volume of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan activity in the early days of the pandemic.

Central Pacific Bank replaced their aging hardware with HPE ProLiant DL360 servers and HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, which replicates the HCI experience, while increasing flexibility for faster performance, higher availability, and a lower total cost of ownership for business-critical applications and mixed-workloads. The new HPE technology helped CPB create a more seamless experience for their remote employees, and helped to reduce the number of tickets and complaints for IT staff.

“Pacxa is Hawaii’s premier full-service provider of IT solutions, so we only work with leading-edge technologies we are confident will provide our clients the best solutions,” said Kelly Ueoka, President, Pacxa, “Thanks to our partnership with HPE, we are able to take on large scale projects because we know that we can lean on HPE to supplement our team’s resources and capabilities. When we needed an infrastructure designer to help us produce the architecture for Central Pacific Bank, HPE provided the resources to guide our equipment purchasing and planning, which was absolutely critical to a successful implementation.”

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI embeds HPE InfoSight, the industry’s most advanced AI for infrastructure, for predictive analytics that diagnose and resolve issues. CPB relies on the analytics provided by HPE InfoSight for insights into utilization, and implement the recommendations HPE InfoSight provides via its recommendation engine. The new upgraded infrastructure from HPE Nimble Storage dHCI allows CPB to work faster and much more efficiently than before, delivering productivity and efficiency benefits for a transformative new VDI environment.

“Thanks to HPE and Pacxa, we can now communicate, collaborate, and work remotely and securely,” said Chee. “HPE Nimble Storage dHCI has delivered a reliable platform and we know that everyday our employees are going to have a positive experience. Throughout the process we were able to keep pace with our customers and never miss a beat in terms of meeting their needs.”


What is HCI?

HCI combines multiple resources—storage, compute, networking & virtualization—in a single appliance. These flexible building blocks replace legacy infrastructure consisting of separate servers, networks and storage arrays.

However, while HCI is suited to virtual desktops and less critical workloads with predictable needs, behind its breakthrough ease-of-use lie architectural limitations that by design can’t support business-critical apps and mixed workloads without adding business risk. It forces a trade-off between performance and simplicity, leading to system lags and even crashes. Businesses find themselves balancing performance, availability and cost on a tightrope of uncertainty.

There is a need for a new solution that delivers the HCI experience of unified management and VM-centric operations with higher availability, faster performance and flexible scaling. The good news is that HPE HCI 2.0 is that solution. It’s more powerful, more cost effective, and fixes bad performance. It’s HCI without boundaries.

What’s the excitement about?

HCI 2.0 from HPE is an intelligent platform that disaggregates compute and storage, and integrates hyperconverged control for simple management on a flexible architecture. Powered with HPE InfoSight, it gives enterprises ultimate simplicity for their virtualized environments with fast app performance, always-on data resilience, and resource efficiency – whilst at the same time radically reducing business risk.

1. No more trade-offs

HPE HCI 2.0 scales compute and storage independently, so no resources are wasted. You don’t have to buy both when you only need one but, more importantly, you can scale your needs to ensure that your system never buckles under pressure and business continuity is ensured.

2. Intelligently simple

HCI 2.0 removes complexity in IT operations and provides greater stability. Predictive support automation and problem prevention mean no more time-wasting on mundane, routine tasks and firefighting. Problem-solving is left to InfoSight’s predictive analytics and expert support services. It’s simple to deploy: Configuration is automated, completed in 15 minutes1, not hours or days and VM-centric data services and resource management make it simple to manage.

3. Absolutely resilient

HPE HCI 2.0 offers 99.9999% storage availability with no single point of failure. It has the ability to tolerate three simultaneous drive failures whilst enabling faster and more frequent backups with application-consistent snapshots and advanced replication.

4. Improves total cost of ownership

Time and skills can be used more efficiently with automated processes and predictive problem solving. HPE HCI 2.0 also drives better total cost of ownership with no overprovisioning thanks to independent scaling of storage and compute resources and industry-leading data efficiency.

5. Built-in intelligence

HCI 2.0 is intelligent and monitors your infrastructure. By leveraging AI Ops, HCI 2.0 predictively and proactively fixes issues before they become problems. HPE InfoSight optimises everything through a single management experience, and makes customised recommendations using machine learning to help you optimise resources like never before.


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Enterprises are paying attention to the role of intelligent self-management

The benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are by now
well-known. HCI makes it simpler and easier to manage virtual desktops,
apps and data remotely. It’s flexible and efficient, offering the ability
to add more compute and storage as needed, just by adding a node.
Enterprises are saving on power, space and cooling costs by moving to
HCI platforms.
However, there is a downside: The efficiency of bundling compute and
storage in a single device comes at the cost of flexibility. For organisations
whose compute and storage needs don’t scale exactly in parallel, it can lead
to needless overprovisioning and waste.
HCI 2.0 solves this problem by disaggregating IT infrastructure—and adding
a layer of AI-powered self-management to make IT operations even more


HPE Nimble Storage dHCI wins a best of VMworld 2020 award

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI delivers the simplicity of hyperconverged without the limitations. Named Best of VMworld 2020 for Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure.


Get all the simplicity and ease-of-use that you love about HCI — but for all your apps. HPE Nimble Storage disaggregated HCI (dHCI) delivers a hyperconverged experience that includes business-critical speed and resiliency alongside independent scaling of compute and storage.


HPE Nimble Storage dHCI drives more resiliency for your apps, more performance at scale, and more efficiency for your wallet.



Take the advantage with a disaggregated HCI architecture that defines a new category — one that’s intelligently simple across its lifecycle, absolutely resilient for the most demanding apps, and flexibly scalable according to your needs.