Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces Breakthrough HPE GreenLake Cloud Platform Innovations Spanning Silicon, Software and Security to Power Edge-to-Cloud Era

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced at HPE Discover that it is extending its leadership in hybrid cloud with a comprehensive set of innovations to  the HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform, the industry’s most robust and proven platform for cloud  services in the data center, in a colocation center and at the edge. Innovations span applications,  security, silicon and software with automated, cloud-native capabilities that can be performed in just  a few clicks and managed in a unified platform.  

These innovations enable customers to transform and modernize their workloads to a cloud  operating model, optimize and secure applications from edge to cloud, and achieve a future-ready  position capable of addressing and leveraging all forms of data, regardless of location. 

Additionally, HPE announced today new HPE GreenLake cloud services to support critical  applications across industries, such as for 5G, electronic medical records, financial services, data and  risk analytics, and high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Together, these innovations extend HPE’s market leadership in delivering cloud services anywhere:  in a customer’s data center, in a colocation center, or at the edge. HPE GreenLake cloud platform now has over 1,200 customers representing $4.8 B in total contract value and a 95% customer  renewal rate, and is actively sold by over 900 partners worldwide.  

Pioneering cloud services for on-premises with the HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform HPE was the first to market four years ago in delivering an as-a-service cloud experience on premises  and at the edge with the HPE GreenLake cloud platform, which provides cloud services for servers,  storage, networking and a robust catalogue of software and workload applications, including  container management and machine learning operations. Customers benefit from the agility and  simplicity of the cloud and the governance, compliance, and visibility that comes with on-premises. 

This winning combination is appealing to customers, and HPE continues to accelerate momentum in  cloud services. In HPE’s most recent quarter, HPE GreenLake grew annual recurring revenue 30  percent and grew orders 41 percent year-over-year.  

“Organizations today know that to succeed in their industries, they must pursue a cloud everywhere  mandate, which enables them to collect, analyze, and act on data, wherever it resides,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO at HPE. “The HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform empowers organizations  to harness the power of all their data, regardless of location, and today’s announcements further  extend HPE’s leadership in this hybrid cloud market. From silicon, software, and security, to  workloads that organizations rely on to run their businesses, HPE continues to extend the reach of  the HPE GreenLake cloud platform, to help customers accelerate digital transformation and generate  tremendous business outcomes.”  

At HPE Discover today, HPE unveiled the following set of innovations to the HPE GreenLake cloud  platform:  

HPE GreenLake Lighthouse: Agile, cloud-native solution removes configuration complexity to  rapidly deliver multiple cloud services on-demand  

Customers today require agility and flexibility to rapidly configure and provision different workloads  based on dynamic business demands. To address these dynamic IT and business needs, HPE is  introducing HPE GreenLake Lighthouse, which provides a seamless, intelligent operational  experience to easily run and manage different workload-optimized solutions.  

HPE GreenLake Lighthouse is a secure, cloud-native platform that removes the entire process of  having to order and await for a new configuration by allowing customers to add new cloud services  in just a few clicks in HPE GreenLake Central and run them simultaneously in just minutes. Cloud native and intelligent, the platform is built on HPE Ezmeral software to autonomously optimize  different cloud services and workloads by composing resources to deliver the best performance,  lowest cost or a balance of both, depending on business priorities.  

Customers can use HPE GreenLake Lighthouse to run a variety of cloud services in any location,  whether it is in their data center, with a colocation provider of their choice, or at the edge. 

Project Aurora: A foundation for HPE GreenLake’s zero-trust architecture 

Securing edge-to-cloud is becoming more complex as organizations evolve their architectures to run  dynamically scaled applications spanning data centers to edge locations. In addition, attackers  increasingly employ advanced exploitation techniques, giving them long-term persistence within an  enterprise that enables them to inflict damage at will. 

HPE is addressing this challenge with Project Aurora to deliver a cloud-native, zero-trust security to  HPE’s edge-to-cloud architecture. Project Aurora will embed within the HPE GreenLake cloud  platform building blocks to automatically and continuously verify the integrity of the hardware,  firmware, operating systems, platforms, and workloads, including security workloads.  

In addition, Project Aurora’s continuous attestation capabilities can be used to automatically detect  advanced threats from silicon to cloud, in seconds compared to today’s average of 28 days. These  capabilities help enterprises potentially minimize data loss, unauthorized encryption, and valuable  data and intellectual property corruption. Project Aurora also complements existing security  investments to reduce downtime and protect productivity and revenue.

The new initiative builds upon HPE’s silicon root of trust technology that is recognized by cyber  insurers for reducing risk. When combined with open-source technologies like SPIFFE and SPIRE,  Project Aurora enables DevOps and SecDevOps engineering teams to deliver workload identities  rooted in continuously verified hardware. 

Project Aurora will be first embedded within HPE GreenLake Lighthouse. In the future, it will be  embedded within HPE GreenLake cloud services and HPE Ezmeral software to provide customers  with a platform-agnostic way to define, create, and deploy a zero-trust architecture straddling edge  to cloud. 

Silicon on-demand: Gaining processor core capacity in just a few clicks 

HPE is unveiling an innovative pay-per-use, consumption-based pricing model that will optimize at  the silicon level to offer a more granular cloud experience with better metering, reduced buffering  time and faster deployment. 

Available first through the HPE GreenLake cloud platform, HPE will offer flexible consumption  capabilities with Silicon on-Demand, a first-of-its-kind feature, developed in partnership with Intel,  to add new capacity at a processor core and persistent memory level using Intel® Optane™ technology. HPE is removing the need to order or install new processors by allowing customers to  instantly activate and pay for more capacity with just a click.  

“As the world becomes increasingly digital, harnessing insights from unprocessed data will depend on  technology solutions that take advantage of four key superpowers: cloud, connectivity, artificial  intelligence and the intelligent edge. Together with HPE, we innovate from edge to cloud on  technology solutions, including Silicon on-Demand, that drive the next wave of digital transformation  and improve the life of every human on the planet,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel 

Compute Cloud Console: Delivering intuitive automatic management for unified compute  operations as a service 

Many IT teams today still use the same approach to monitoring and managing their computing  assets as they did 20 years ago. Over time, as computing needs have increasingly scaled with servers  and systems now spanning outside the core data center and at the edge, this approach has become  complex and task-intensive, requiring more automated, unified tools.  

To help manage this complexity with simple and effortless control capabilities, HPE is introducing  unified compute operations as a service with the Compute Cloud Console, an intuitive, cloud-based  management service that automates compute operations across an organization’s entire fleet.  Based on the HPE GreenLake Cloud Platform, Compute Cloud Console simplifies the infrastructure  management experience with a seamless as-a-service experience no matter where workloads are  running, from edge to cloud. Additionally, it automates manual tasks such as provisioning and  lifecycle management, speeding up time-to-market and eliminating inconsistencies due to human  error. 

The new Compute Cloud Console builds on to HPE’s latest innovations for delivering centralized  consoles with cloud-native management capabilities. The console is built upon the same proven,  secure, AI-powered technology that supports Aruba Central, an engine that serves more than one  hundred thousand customers and more than a million networked devices. The Compute Cloud  Console builds on the recently announced Data Services Cloud Console which provides a cloud native, software-defined solution for data storage. Similar to the Compute Cloud Console, the Data  Services Cloud Console delivers a unified cloud operating model that provides data storage and data  services capabilities. 

Expanded HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to address large enterprise markets and critical  infrastructure requirements 

HPE also unveiled a catalog of new cloud services that customers can easily access with just a click  using the HPE GreenLake cloud platform. These include cloud services for 5G, electronic medical records, financial services, data and risk analytics, and high performance computing (HPC) and  artificial intelligence (AI). For additional details, please visit today’s news here. 

Availability 

HPE Lighthouse is generally available now within HPE GreenLake cloud services globally and available through HPE’s channel partners.  

Project Aurora will become available in HPE GreenLake Lighthouse, HPE GreenLake cloud services  and HPE Ezmeral software platforms later this year. 

Silicon on-Demand is available now on the HPE GreenLake cloud platform. 

The Compute Cloud Console is available today by invitation only to customers in the United States  on the HPE GreenLake cloud platform. It will be offered to customers in other regions later this year. 

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