Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has been granted a $2 billion contract with the National Security Agency (NSA). HPE will deliver its high performance computing (HPC) technology as-a-service via the HPE GreenLake cloud platform over a ten-year term.
HPE Apollo systems and HPE ProLiant servers are used in the new service, which can ingest and analyze large amounts of data and enable deep learning and artificial intelligence. HPE will construct and operate the whole solution as part of the HPE GreenLake cloud service, which will be housed at a QTS data center. As part of the deal, QTS would provide secure, compliant data center infrastructure and sufficient connectivity to enable operations scalability.
The new services delivered by HPE will be available starting in 2022.
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The NSA would be enabled to harness rapidly growing AI and data needs more efficiently to create insights and other forecasting and analysis with optimal performance. The NSA would benefit from an agile, adaptable, and secure platform to address their expanding data management requirements by utilizing HPE’s HPC solutions via the HPE GreenLake platform, which delivers fully managed, secured cloud services on-premises.
“Implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics capabilities on massive sets of data increasingly requires High Performance Computing (HPC) systems,” said Justin Hotard, senior vice president and general manager, HPC and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) at HPE. “Customers are demanding HPC capabilities on their most data-intensive projects combined with easy, simple, and agile management. By using the HPE GreenLake cloud services platform, which delivers secure on-premises solutions as a service, the National Security Agency (NSA) is gaining industry-leading HPC solutions to tackle a range of complex data needs, but with a flexible, as a service experience.”