HPE Discover 2022
As was the case with rivals Dell and Pure Storage, HPE’s first in-person user conference in three years featured a strong focus on its as-a-service offerings. Unlike Dell and Pure, however, all the major news at HPE Discover was about services as HPE expanded its GreenLake program and devoted little time to anything else.
HPE CEO Antonio Neri opened Discover by reminding the audience about his pledge in 2019 at the most recent in-person Discover that HPE would make everything in its portfolio available as a service by the end of 2022. He said HPE had reached that goal, although it is clear that HPE and other infrastructure vendors are still expanding and tweaking their as-a-service programs. The ultimate goal is to serve up cloud-like acquisition and management experiences for all IT resources.
Outside of previewing Arm-based HPE ProLiant servers, HPE delivered no new products at Discover. It launched GreenLake for Private Cloud –focused on deploying applications on bare metal, virtual machines or containers — and eight other new GreenLake services.
The new GreenLake services include backup and recovery, disaster recovery, block storage, hyperconverged infrastructure, data fabric, compute operations management, and industry-vertical cloud services for customer engagement and payments. These follow a new unified GreenLake Cloud portal rolled out in March that provides a single-stop management and configuration site for all IT assets.
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