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June 16, 2015updated 17 Oct 2016 11:56am

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover

Cloud, Storage and the Enterprise.

By Ambrose Mcnevin

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover 2015, the last ever conference the company will hold as one.

Next year it will have split into two with Hewlett Packard Enterprise being born.

The company had some big talking points around Cloud, Storage and the new Enterprise, here are a few notable comments.

Cloud

The company revealed the latest iteration of its Helion Cloud System, version 9 introduced Eucalyptus support, additional hypervisors as well as bringing together its Helion OpenStack and Cloud Foundry-based Helion Development Platform, and the latest version of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Cloud Services Automation.

Bill Hilf, SVP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Helion product & service management, said: “Enterprise customers have a range of needs in moving to the cloud – some need to cloud-enable traditional workloads, while others seek to build next generation ‘cloud native’ apps using modern technologies like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Docker.”

“The expanded support for multiple hypervisors and cloud environments in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Helion CloudSystem 9.0 gives enterprises and service providers added flexibility to gain cloud benefits for their existing and new applications.”

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Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s big announcements with storage came from 3PAR StoreServ Storage, an all-flash solution for data centres which promises to reduce space required and offer a much lower price than traditional flash options.

Manish Goel, SVP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage, said: “Early flash adopters are seeing added benefits such as extreme savings and productivity enhancements that are leading to an all-flash strategy for more applications.”

“Hewlett Packard Enterprise 3PAR StoreServ is in a class of its own, with the affordability, scale and resiliency required for data center-wide flash adoption.”

Milan Shetti, CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Division, told CBR: “There is a bubble in the data centre build out and flash is going to expose that. There is going to be a choice between public cloud or flash. Flash is going to be looked at more once they start doing analysis of power, cooling and price per Gb.”

Enterprise

A lot of the talk at the conference was around the upcoming split of the company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc. Details were revealed about the new logo and key focus areas were highlighted.

Meg Whitman, CEO, commented on the logo: “We wanted to create an identity that also represents our simpler structure and more focused portfolio. There are two things we really wanted to get across.  First, the simplicity of our logo is symbolic, making it simple for our customers and partners to do business with us, being precise in our engineering and innovation.

“Second is the colour and shape, there’s not a lot of green in our industry. The colour green signals growth and opportunity, and sustainability.  The rectangle symbolizes the window of opportunity from what we can build together.”

The company is focusing on four transformation areas which include, transforming to a hybrid infrastructure, protecting your digital enterprise, empowering the data-driven organisation and enabling workplace productivity.

The split which goes ahead on the 1st of November will trial it on the 1st of August in order to be ready for the official day.

Whitman, said: “We’re confident that the separation will give both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Enterprise a new level of focus and efficiency.”

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