HPE Storage Transformed into a Cloud-Native, Software-Defined Data Service

HPE Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has transformed its HPE Storage platform into a cloud-native, software-defined data services business. The new platform is designed to address the data explosion edge-to-cloud, collapse the silos and complexity that plague data environments, maximize agility and innovation, and reduce business risk.

It marks an important milestone in HPE’s vision to become an edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company. As part of this news, HPE has unveiled a data services platform that delivers on its Unified DataOps vision for a new data experience that brings a cloud operations model to wherever data lives and unifies data operations.

“Organizations face a complex web of fragmented hardware, software, and manual processes, making it difficult for them to compete and innovate in a constantly changing marketplace,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO of HPE. “HPE was the first to recognize the need to deliver a unified and consistent cloud experience, from edge to cloud, with HPE GreenLake. Today’s announcement builds on this strategy, by enabling our customers to break down silos and leverage data, wherever it resides, with unified data operations. As we enter the Age of Insight, HPE is providing the ideal platform for organizations seeking to apply distributed data to fuel AI initiatives, deliver new customer experiences, and drive digital transformation.”

The new data services platform, available through HPE GreenLake, consists of three new innovations that would simplify data operations from edge to cloud, including:

  • Data Services Cloud Console – a cloud console that delivers cloud operational agility and unified data operations as a service
  • Cloud Data Services – a suite of software subscription services that radically simplify and automate global infrastructure management at scale
  • HPE Alletra – a new portfolio of cloud-native data infrastructure that powers data edge-to-cloud

The introduction of this new data services platform delivers on HPE’s Unified DataOps vision with the Data Services Cloud Console, Cloud Data Services, and HPE Alletra – that together would bring cloud operational agility and streamline data management for users.

“It’s getting harder to manage the ever-increasing data flooding organizations,” said Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers, and Alliances, IDC. “HPE’s vision and strategy for Unified DataOps is promising as it takes an original approach to solving this burgeoning problem. As an industry leader, HPE is providing the market with answers for how to capitalize on information, wherever it resides, to transform their business with data.”

Unified DataOps: HPE’s Vision

Tom Black, SVP and GM, HPE Storage
“Bringing the cloud operational model to where data lives accelerates digital transformation, streamlines data management, and will help our customers innovate faster than ever before,” said Tom Black, SVP and GM, HPE Storage.

93% of IT decision makers see storage and data management complexity impeding digital transformation, according to a data management research survey of IT decision makers conducted by ESG for HPE. The study also revealed that 67% of surveyed organizations see fragmented data visibility across hybrid cloud creating business risk. So, organizations today are struggling with complexity.

Unified DataOps is HPE’s vision for a new data experience that integrates data-centric policies, cloud-native control, and AI-driven insights to eliminate the silos and complexity of data management and infrastructure, drive operational agility across edge-to-cloud, minimize business risk, and accelerate data-driven innovation.

HPE is changing the storage game by bringing a full cloud operational model to our customers’ on-premises environments,” said Tom Black, SVP and GM, HPE Storage. “Bringing the cloud operational model to where data lives accelerates digital transformation, streamlines data management, and will help our customers innovate faster than ever before.”