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HPE CTO Sreekanti to Retire as Neri Announces new GreenLake Teams

Changes are afoot in the management ranks at HPE – starting with the departure of CTO and Head of Software Kumar Sreekanti, whom President/CEO Antonio Neri said in a blog has announced his retirement from the company. Sreekanti previously was co-founder and CEO of big data company BlueData, which HPE acquired in late 2018. He will remain with the company until a replacement is named.

Neri’s announcements mostly impact HPE’s GreenLake as-a-service platform, which includes HPC hybrid capabilities.  HPE last December announced pay-per-use GreenLake cloud services for HPC runs on-premises or in a colocation facility, designed to avoid the complexity and cost of traditional HPC deployments. The services are ordered through a self-service portal with point-and-click functions.

Neri said the following HPE organization and leadership changes “will drive our new edge-to-cloud business and delivery model.”

  • Creation of a new HPE GreenLake Platform Development team to deliver HPE’s unified GreenLake Cloud Platform where all of the company’s edge-to-cloud services will be delivered. The company said this team will report to the CTO’s office “to ensure it is delivering a holistic HPE as-a-service experience across all as-a-service businesses.”
  • Formation of a the HPE GreenLake Cloud Services Solutions group to be led by Vishal Lall (COO, HPE Aruba) reporting directly to Neri. The strategy is to centralize HPE’s software teams that are primarily focused on as-a-service into one business “to elevate our focus on delivering services that seamlessly integrate with our new unified HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform.”
  • Antonio Neri

    Creation of two teams, the Services Reliability Engineering (SRE) team and the Cloud Services Operations team, “which will be responsible for running the cloud platforms, services and security functions, and operations across our HPE as-a-service offerings.” The teams will report to Chief Operating Officer John Schultz.

“I am very excited for what’s to come for HPE and our customers and partners,” Neri said. “I believe we are still in the early stages of the growth of an entirely new cloud market, which HPE GreenLake pioneered, as the ‘cloud that comes to you.’ Stay tuned for the next chapter in innovation on this front from HPE, in September.”

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  1. There are two new company-wide teams the Services Reliability Engineering (SRE) team and the Cloud Services Operations team which will be responsible for running the cloud platforms, services and security functions, and operations across HPE’s as-a-service offerings.

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