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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands HPE GreenLake with Breakthrough Storage-as-a-Service business Transformation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | May 05, 2021

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled today innovations that will turn HPE Storage into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business. HPE launched a data services framework as part of today's announcement, delivering on its Unified DataOps vision for a new data experience that applies a cloud operations model to wherever data resides and unifies data operations. The new platform is intended to solve the edge-to-cloud data explosion, collapse the silos and complexity that plague data ecosystems, optimize mobility and creativity, and reduce market risk. Today's launch is a significant step forward in HPE's vision to become an edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service provider.

The new data services platform, which is accessible via HPE GreenLake, includes three new technologies that ease data operations from the edge to the cloud, including:

Data Services Cloud Console, a cloud console that delivers cloud operational agility and unified data operations as a service

Cloud data services, a suite of software subscription services that radically simplify and automate global infrastructure management at scale

HPE Alletra, a new portfolio of cloud-native data infrastructure that powers data edge-to-cloud

“Organizations face a diverse network of fragmented hardware, software, and manual processes, making it impossible to succeed and innovate in a rapidly evolving marketplace,” said HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri. “With HPE GreenLake, HPE was the first to understand the need to offer a unified and consistent cloud experience from edge to cloud. Today's announcement expands on this approach by allowing our clients to use centralized data operations to break down silos and leverage data wherever it sits. As we reach the Age of Insight, HPE provides the perfect platform for organizations looking to use distributed data to power AI programs, deliver innovative customer experiences, and drive digital transformation.”

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a multinational edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service provider that enables businesses to accelerate results by extracting value from any of their data, everywhere. HPE provides unique, accessible, and intelligent technology solutions, with a seamless interface across all clouds and edges, to help consumers build new business models, connect in new ways, and improve operating efficiency, based on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work.

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AST Announces Strategic Investment by Recognize

AST | January 25, 2022

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SGI CANADA Subscribes to Guidewire Cloud to Enable Digital Transformation

Guidewire | January 13, 2022

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Google Cloud | February 19, 2022

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Oracle | April 05, 2022

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