Server News Hewlett Packard Enterprise Advances Edge and Composable Cloud Technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Advances Edge and Composable Cloud Technologies

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Discover 2018 Madrid event on Nov. 27, the company announced a series of efforts that further help to expand and redefine how servers are used in the modern enterprise.

Among the solutions are new HPE Edgeline Converged Edge systems, including server hardware, systems management and operational technologies (OT) integration. HPE also announced new composable cloud elements for its ProLiant DL servers, as well as enhancements for the HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged server platform.

“The edge is all about using technology and data to redefine the experiences and business outcomes you deliver to your end customers, making them more satisfied and loyal,” HPE CEO Antonio Neri stated. “For your employees, the edge helps them to be more productive and engaged, whether they are in an office, oil rig, or university.”


Edgeline provides compute, storage and analytics at the edge of networks and helps to enable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Among the new Edgeline capabilities is the OT Link Platform, which aims to help connect industrial networks with IP-based enterprise networking architectures.

The new Edgeline systems management software is a purpose-built platform designed to help organizations manage edge deployments. The HPE Edgeline Integrated System Manager is directly integrated into HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems and enables administrators to provision, update and management systems.

When it comes to fleets of edge systems, the new HPE Edgeline Infrastructure Manager is available to help organizations remotely manage thousands of Edgeline Converged Edge Systems. For overall workload management, the HPE Edgeline Workload Orchestrator provides an application catalog and repository for edge applications.

HPE is also releasing new hardware with the Edgeline EL300 Converged Edge System, which is an Intel Core i5-based system. Each EL300 Converged Edge System can provide up to 32 GB of memory and 3 TB of storage in a low-energy fanless platform.

Composable Cloud

HPE is also pushing forward with its vision for private and hybrid cloud, which it has branded under the composable cloud strategy. HPE first started talking about composable infrastructure in December 2015 with its Synergy systems.

The Composable cloud idea will now also work on the ProLiant DL line of servers, enabling organizations to “compose” disparate sets of hardware into service delivery infrastructure.

“Building on our innovation in creating the composable category and industry-leading HPE Synergy offering, today’s announcement of the HPE Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL and HPE Composable Cloud for Synergy delivers unprecedented customer choice and scale across all clouds,” Phil Davis, President, Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, stated.

“With our new open hybrid cloud platform, enterprises of all sizes can now manage, provision and deliver workloads and apps instantly and continuously to accelerate innovation,” Davis continued.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at ServerWatch and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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