Hewlett Packard Enterprise executives discussed the company’s latest product and business advances this morning, March 22, 2022. Antonio Neri, President and CEO, added that the “as-a-Service” business continues to be accepted by customers with revenue growth above 130% last quarter.
Technology continues to blend for manufacturing and production enterprises as Edge-to-Cloud architectures mature. HPE moved aggressively to an as-a-Service business model. This announcement concerns adding Aruba networking customers to the GreenLake platform—120,000 in total—adding a new extension of Networking-as-a-Service. GreenLake also added 12 new cloud services and HPE expanded its online marketplace by adding ALSO Group, Arrow Electronics, Ingram Micro Inc., and TD Synnex.
HPE appears to be outpacing rivals with networking, compute, and data services available with the as-a-service flexibility.
From the news release:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced significant advancements to HPE GreenLake, the company’s flagship offering that enables organizations to modernize all their applications and data, from edge to cloud. Now, HPE’s market-leading hybrid cloud platform just got stronger, with a unified operating experience, new cloud services, and availability of HPE GreenLake in the online marketplaces of several leading distributors.
“HPE was among the first to deliver a cloud platform that enables customers to manage and extract insights from their data from edge to cloud, and our continued innovation is driving growth and furthering our market leadership,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO, HPE. “In the hybrid cloud market, HPE GreenLake is unique in its simplicity, unification, depth of cloud services, and partner network. Today, we are furthering our differentiation, boldly setting HPE GreenLake even further apart as the ideal platform for customers to drive data-first modernization.”
HPE GreenLake supports multi-cloud experiences everywhere – including clouds that live on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and in a public cloud – and continues to drive strong demand worldwide. In Q1 2022, HPE reported Annual Recurring Revenue of $798 million, and increased as-a-service orders 136 percent year-over-year.
Platform updates include converging Aruba Central, a cloud-native, AI-powered network management solution with the GreenLake platform. Further, a new, unified operational experience that provides a simplified view and access to all cloud services, spanning the entire HPE portfolio, with single sign-on access, security, compliance, elasticity, and data protection.
The HPE GreenLake platform provides the foundation for more than 50 cloud services, including electronic health records, ML Ops, payments, unified analytics, and SAP HANA, as well as a wide- array of cloud services from partners.
HPE also unveiled 12 new cloud services in networking, data services, high performance computing and compute operations management.
HPE GreenLake for Aruba networking. The eight new services simplify the process of procuring and deploying NaaS and allow customers to align network spend to usage needs, while ensuring that the network is always ready to support business objectives. The new services are also optimized for channel partners looking to satisfy growing customer demand for NaaS, to operate in a resale or managed service provider model.
New and enhanced services for block storage and data protection join the current HPE GreenLake data services.
HPE GreenLake for Block Storage is the industry’s first block storage as-a-Service to deliver 100% data availability guarantee built-in on a cloud operational model.
Enhanced HPE Backup and Recovery Service is backup as a service built for hybrid cloud. Customers can effortlessly protect their data for Virtual Machines, gain rapid recovery on-premises, and deliver a cost-effective approach to store long-term backups in the public cloud. HPE Backup and Recovery Service is now available for Virtual Machines deployed on heterogeneous infrastructure.
HPE is further enhancing its HPE GreenLake for High Performance Computing offerings, making it more accessible for any enterprise to adopt the technology, by adding new, purpose-built HPC capabilities. These also include lower entry points to HPC, with a smaller configuration of 10 nodes, to test workloads and scale as needed.
First introduced at HPE Discover 2021, the HPE GreenLake Compute Ops Management is a cloud-native management console to access, monitor, and manage servers. Compute Ops Management easily automates the compute lifecycle management and securely across a customer’s compute environment.
HPE continues to invest in co-development with key distribution partners. First announced in March 2021, HPE GreenLake is now directly available in the cloud marketplaces and ecommerce platforms of ALSO Group, Arrow Electronics, Ingram Micro and TD Synnex.
Finally, HPE announced today a new global agreement with Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud-and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. Digital Realty allows customers to run any HPE GreenLake service with colocation across Digital Realty’s more than 285 data centers on six continents, which includes sites in 50 major cities, to deliver a rich ecosystem of offerings and world-class business and cloud adjacency.