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HPE Launches GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud Platform for Analytics and Data Protection Cloud Services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced new cloud services for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform that the company said signify HPE’s entry into two software markets – unified analytics and data protection. “Together, these innovations further accelerate HPE’s transition to a cloud services company and give customers greater choice and freedom for their business and IT strategy, with an open and modern platform that provides a cloud experience everywhere,” the company said in its announcement.

The new offerings include the following:

• HPE GreenLake for analytics – open and unified analytics cloud services to modernize data and applications – on-premises, at the edge, and in the cloud
• HPE GreenLake for data protection – disaster recovery and backup cloud services to help combat ransomware and secure data from edge-to-cloud
• HPE Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Framework and automation tools – a set of methodologies and automation tools to accelerate and de-risk the cloud experience

“The $100 billion unified analytics and data market is ripe for disruption, as customers seek a hybrid solution for enterprise datasets on-premises and at the edge,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO, HPE. “Data is at the heart of every modernization initiative in every industry, and yet organizations have been forced to settle for legacy analytics platforms that lack cloud-native capabilities, or force complex migrations to the public cloud that require customers to adapt new processes and risk vendor lock-in. The new HPE GreenLake cloud services for analytics empower customers to overcome these trade-offs and gives them one platform to unify and modernize data everywhere. Together with the new HPE GreenLake cloud services for data protection, HPE provides customers with an unparalleled platform to protect, secure, and capitalize on the full value of their data, from edge to cloud.”

HPE said the GreenLake platform now has more than 1,200 customers and $5.2 billion in total contract value. In its most recent quarter, Q3 2021, HPE said its annualized revenue run rate was up 33 percent YoY and as-a-service orders up 46 percent YoY. Most recently, HPE announced HPE GreenLake platform wins with Woolworths Group, Australia and New Zealand’s largest retailer, and the United States National Security Agency.

GreenLake for unified analytics enables accelerated modernization initiatives for all data, from edge to cloud, HPE said. Available on the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform the cloud services are built to be cloud-native and avoid complex data migrations to the public cloud by
providing an elastic, unified analytics platform for data and applications on-premises, at the edge and in public clouds.  Now analytics and data science teams can leverage the industry’s first cloud-native solution on-premises, scale-up Apache Spark lakehouses and speed up AI and ML workflows, according to the company.

GreenLake cloud services includes:

• HPE Ezmeral Unified Analytics: Industry’s first unified, modern analytics and data lakehouse platform optimized for on-premises deployment and spans edge to cloud.
• HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric Object Store: Industry-first Kubernetes-native object store optimized for analytics performance, providing access to data sets edge to cloud.
• Expanding HPE Ezmeral Partner Ecosystem: The HPE Ezmeral Marketplace delivers a rapidly growing set of validated full-stack solutions from ISV partners that enable customers to build their analytics engines. This includes new support from NVIDIA, PepperData and Confluent, and open-source projects such as Apache Spark. HPE has added 37 ISV partners to the HPE Ezmeral Marketplace since it was first introduced in May 2021, delivering additional ecosystem stack support of core use cases and workloads for customers, including big data and AI/ML use cases.

HPE also has entered the data protection-as-a-service market with new HPE GreenLake cloud services designed to modernize data protection from edge to cloud, overcome ransomware attacks, and deliver data recovery.

• HPE GreenLake for Backup and Recovery: Provides policy-based orchestration and automation to backup and protect customers’ virtual machines and eliminates the complexities of managing and operating backup hardware, software, or cloud infrastructure.
• HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery: Following the close of the Zerto acquisition, HPE plans to deliver Zerto’s industry-leading disaster recovery as a service through HPE GreenLake, to help customers recover in minutes from ransomware attacks. Zerto provides best-in-class restore times without impacting business operations for all recovery scenarios.

HPE also announced a set of methodologies and automation tools to enable a data-driven approach to achieve the optimal cloud operating model across all environments:

• In its Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Framework leverages HPE has identified the eight domains it says are critical to the strategy, design, execution, and measurement of a cloud operating model: Strategy and Governance, People, Operations, Innovation, Applications, DevOps, Data and Security.
• HPE said its offering is enhanced with the its AI Ops for infrastructure, called HPE InfoSight, that observes applications and workloads running on the GreenLake platform. The new capability, called HPE InfoSight App Insights, detects application anomalies, provides prescriptive recommendations, and keeps the application workloads running disruption free. In addition, HPE CloudPhysics delivers data-driven insights for smarter IT decisions across edge-to-cloud, designed to enable optimization of application workload placement, procure right-sized infrastructure services and lower costs.

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