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HPE Doubles Down on Intelligent Edge, Hybrid Cloud and ARM at Discover 2018

By Sean Michael Kerner (Send Email)
Posted June 20, 2018

Antonio Neri kicked off his first Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Discover event as the company's president and CEO on June 19 with a series of announcements and a strong vision.

Among the announcements made by Neri is a multi-year $4 billion commitment to invest in Edge computing technologies. HPE's Aruba division HPE CEOannounced its new SD-WAN solution to help enable the Edge computing vision. HPE also announced its GreenLake Hybrid cloud solution as well as a new ARM-based portfolio that is anchored by the world's largest ARM supercomputer known as Astra.

"Digital transformation all boils down to how you innovate and move faster; accelerating time to value is the ultimate goal," Neri said during the HPE Discover general session keynote.

Living on the Edge

Neri said the intelligent edge is where where people live and work, and where most of the world's data is being created.

"Hewlett Packard Enterprise is making an announcement to invest four billion dollars in intelligent edge over the next four years," Neri said. "We will accelerate our investments to advance new products, services and consumption models across a number of domains, including connectivity, security-edge computing, automation, machine learning, and AI. It will be an edge that's intelligent and cloud enabled."

HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud

Part of HPE's new innovations is the company's HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud, which provides an automated cloud operating model.

"Enterprises need a fast, simple way to optimize their public and on-premises clouds to enable applications and data under a common operating model," Ana Pinczuk, SVP and GM of HPE Pointnext, wrote in a statement. "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."

ARM

HPE is also continuing to invest in ARM-based server technology. Part of HPE's efforts have landed in the world's largest ARM supercomputer, the Astra, which is based at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories. Astra is powered by over 145,000 cores in 2,592 dual-processor servers.

"By introducing Arm processors with the HPE Apollo 70, a purpose-built HPC architecture, we are bringing powerful elements like optimal memory performance and greater density to supercomputers that existing technologies in the market cannot match,”  Mike Vildibill, vice president, Advanced Technologies Group, HPE, stated.


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

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