Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Profile

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Company Profile

Brady Hicks

Docid: 00021076

Publication Date: 2011

Report Type: VENDOR


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was established out of the November 2015
division of HP into two separate, publicly traded companies. Its "twin" in
this split was HP Inc, a company that focuses on personal computer systems and
printing. HPE’s current areas of coverage include Intelligent Edge, Compute, HPC
& MCS, Storage, Advisory & Professional Services, and Financial Services. In
2020, HPE also acquired Silver Peak, a SD-WAN (software-defined wide area
networking) firm for $925 million. This report
takes a detailed look at HPE’s business operations.

Report Contents:

Fast Facts

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Name: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
3000 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (800) 786-7967

Type of Vendor:
Systems, Servers, Storage, Networking, and Software
Service Areas:
Stock Symbol: HPE (NYSE)


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was born out of the November 2015 split of
Hewlett-Packard’s operations into HP Inc (Personal Systems and Printing) and HPE
(Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services, Software, and Financial Services) as a
pair of publicly-traded companies. In 2017, HPE underwent landmark restructuring, first merging its Enterprise
Services business with CSC’s operations to establish DXC Technology; then
completing the spinoff and merger of its Software business with Micro Focus

Figure 1 details HPE’s remaining key revenue generators.

Figure 1. HPE Segment Revenue (as of Q3)

Figure 1. HPE Segment Revenue (as of Q3)

Source: HPE

History & Milestone Events

Hewlett-Packard, as it was formerly known, was co-founded by William Hewlett and David Packard in 1939.
HP began in a garage in Palo Alto, California with $538. Hewlett considered himself
the idea man, while Packard assumed management responsibilities. The duo’s
initial offering was an electronic test instrument known as an audio oscillator.
From these modest beginnings sprang one of the largest computing companies in
the world. Anecdotally, the company’s name was decided by a coin toss. Packard
lost. In more recent years, HP was plagued by leadership
challenges. In 2010, CEO Mark Hurd was ousted from his post
for fudging his expenses. Hurd’s resignation
involved a
close personal relationship with a
contractor who helped with the company’s marketing. Hurd’s
Leo Apotheker, formerly of SAP, lasted less than a year on the job
before being
replaced by ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman in September 2011. Apotheker
trying to transform HP into more of a software and services company but
faulted for his poor execution, lack of communications skills, and
less-than-stellar company earnings. He also pre-announced HP’s
inclination to depart the PC business, a move that many analysts
damaged the brand.

In November 2015, HP was officially split into two companies and HPE, as
it is currently known, was formed. This organization would go on to focus on its
Enterprise Group and Financial Services segments following the
divestiture of its Enterprise Services operations, as part of DXC Technology; as
well as the spinoff and merger of its Software business with Micro Focus.

HPE has 61,600 employees

Significant highlights from HP / HPE’s past include:

  • 1937 – Is founded as Hewlett-Packard.
  • 1957 – Goes public, later expanding its reach beyond the US and into
    Switzerland and Germany, where HP established marketing and manufacturing plants.
  • 1961 – Enters the medical arena with its acquisition of Sanborn.
  • 1971 – Develops the handheld scientific calculator, and from it, desktop
    PCs, the first desktop mainframe, and the LaserJet printer.
  • 1989 – Acquires Apollo Computers, and with it, technology that would lend itself to
    the development of workstation products.
  • 1992 – Buys Texas Instruments’ UNIX-based computer suite.
  • 1997 – Purchases VeriFone.
  • 1999 – Names Carleton “Carly” S. Fiorina as president and
    CEO … Spins off 15% of its test and measurement equipment, medical electronics businesses, and other
    non-computer operations under the name Agilent Technologies.
  • 2000 – Disperses the remaining 85% of Agilent Technologies to its
  • 2002 – Acquires Compaq.
  • 2004 – Forms the Technology Solutions Group.
  • 2005 – Names Mark Hurd as president and CEO, replacing Carly
    Fiorina … Announces plans to cut 10% of its workforce.
  • 2006 – Sees former chair Patricia Dunn and several other executives brought before the
    California Attorney General on charges of illegal solicitation methods in an internal boardroom
  • 2007 – Exchanges patent infringement suits with PC competitor Acer in
    the US.
  • 2008 – Acquires EDS, and integrates the company as part of its reformed
    Technology Solutions Group.
  • 2009 – Is one of seven technology companies to announce a collaboration to facilitate the timely
    creation and operation of a white spaces database to govern use
    of the vacant television broadband spectrum, commonly known as
    TV white spaces.
  • 2010 – Acquires Palm, 3Com, and 3PAR … Dismisses CEO Mark Hurd over
    the alleged misuse of corporate funds … Hires Leo Apotheker as new CEO.
  • 2011 – Announces that it would acquire Autonomy for $10.3
    billion … Removes CEO Apotheker and names Meg
    Whitman as his replacement … Reveals that
    the WebOS mobile operating platform will be shared with the open-source community. 
  • 2012 – Announces a major restructuring plan to combine its PC
    and printing divisions into one unit.
  • 2014 – Announces a number of changes to its board of directors, including the naming of
    president and CEO Whitman as chair.
    Whitman replaces the departing Ralph Whitworth.
  • 2015 – Officially splits into two publicly traded companies:
    HP Inc, under the direction of CEO Dion Weisler, and Hewlett-Packard
    Enterprise, under CEO Whitman … Enters into a $100 million settlement
    agreement related to securities claims associated with Autonomy, which it
    acquired in 2011.
  • 2016 – Acquires compute, data analytics, and data
    management firm SGI … Enters into an IoT (Internet of Things)
    collaboration agreement with Nokia … Partners with Samsung to provide
    NFV (network functions virtualization) infrastructure and VNF (virtual
    network functions) technology.
  • 2017 – Completes the separation of its Enterprise Services
    business, merging it with CSC to form DXC Technology … Spins off and
    merges its Software business with Micro Focus International … Promotes
    Antonio Neri to President (June) and as next CEO (November), the latter
    effective February 1, 2018 … Acquires
    Nimble Storage for $1 billion … Announces plans to move its corporate
    headquarters to Santa Clara, California by the end of 2018.
  • 2018 – Invests $4 billion toward the development of
    "Intelligent Edge" technology … Issues an update to its InfoSight
    AI-management tool … Hires former Sprint executive Tarek Robbiati as
    CFO … Reveals plans to acquire Plexxi … Purchases RedPixie … Signs an agreement to purchase BlueData.
  • 2019 – Closes its acquisition
    of supercomputing firm Cray for $1.4 billion … Outlines plans
    to transition to an "As a Service" Company by 2022 … Enters into a MoU
    with Ingram Micro to collaborate on AI (artificial intelligence) …
    Provides the Aitken supercomputer for NASA … Announces a $500 million
    investment in India … Teams with AT&T to explore a "go-to-market
    program" for accelerating the adoption of edge connections and computing
    … Collaborates with Samsung to develop technology to "accelerate 5G

  • 2020

    – Establishes integration deal with WiPro … Contracted
    to deploy supercomputers in Finland, Australia, Czech Republic, and the
    US … Acquires SD-WAN company Silver Peak for $925 million … Launches
    GreenLake Cloud Services … Unveils the open-source Open Distributed
    Infrastructure Management initiative … Appoints Archana Deskus as CIO.


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As an edge-to-cloud PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) company, HPE’s strategy is
to help organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from data,
everywhere. HPE – built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to
advance "the way we live and work" – delivers unique, open, and intelligent
technology with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping
develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational
performance. Other strategies include:

  • Through Pointnext Services, assessing, designing, implementing,
    optimizing, and managing digital transformation
  • Helping accelerate business through automation, AI (artificial
    intelligence), security, or predictive analytics
  • Offering an "as-a-Service" consumption model to improve flexibility and
    optimize IT investments
  • Through Financial Services, helping manage and monetize assets, freeing
    up capital for innovation

Particular segment strategies include:

  • Hybrid IT – Providing a broad portfolio of services-led and
    middleware-enabled infrastructure and solutions, including secure,
    software-defined servers, storage, data center networking, and HPE Pointnext
  • Intelligent Edge – Offering enterprise networking and security
    solutions (businesses of any size) and secure connectivity (campus and
    branch environments)
  • Financial Services – Enabling flexible IT consumption models,
    financial architectures, and customizable investment solutions
  • Corporate Investments – Focusing on HP Labs and certain business
    incubation projects

HPE also, in the face of plummeting Q2 losses, introduced its new Cost
Optimization and Prioritization Plan. This plan prioritizes HPE investments and
serves to "realign resources to areas of growth through fiscal 2022.


HPE functions as a leading provider of
cutting-edge technology for helping customers optimize traditional IT, and has a
large customer base that ranges from SMBs to very large global enterprises. Its
traditional strengths, many of which inherited from HP’s past dominance, include:

  • Deep technology expertise, especially in complex,
    multi-country/vendor/language environments
  • Differentiated intellectual property
  • Track record of collaboration with clients and partners


Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in particular, remains
vulnerable to competitive pressure, dependence on third-party
suppliers, and a potential inability to manage issues associated with its
three core
businesses. Other risk factors include unforeseen circumstances
such as:

  • Changes in competitive conditions
  • Delays in obtaining tax opinions or rulings
  • Financial market uncertainty
  • Other factors that could cause the separation to be
    different or less favorable than expected


According to President and CEO, Antonio Neri, HPE has found that "navigating
through the pandemic and planning for a post-COVID world" has "increased
customers’ needs for as-a-service offerings, secure connectivity, remote work
capabilities and analytics. We see a tremendous opportunity to help our
customers drive digital transformations as they continue to adapt to operate in
a new world.”

HPE projects per-share earnings of $0.32-$0.36.

Product Lines

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Table 1 offers a look at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s collection of products and services.

1. HPE Products and Services
Product/Service Type Description
Cloud Services Greenlake cloud services to move data and refactor apps. Includes
pay-per-use, scale-up and -down, and managed service options.
Software Exmeral software for running, managing, controlling, and securing apps,
data, and IT to run one’s business from edge to cloud.
IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure and Edge-to-Cloud (including Aruba-branded asset) options to power one’s edge-to-cloud
platform with workload-optimized IT infrastructure products and services.

IT Infrastructure includes:

  • Compute
  • HPC
  • Data Storage
  • Networking
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Networking Management

Edge-to-Cloud includes:

  • AI
  • IoT
  • Deep Learning
  • Containers
  • HPC
  • Security
  • Composable Infrastructure
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Virtualization
  • Business Continuity
  • Server Management
Technology Services Offerings to bridge the gap between digital vision and reality, accelerate
digital transformation, and operate from edge to cloud. Includes:

  • Pointnext services
  • Advisory and Professional services
  • Operational services
  • Educational services
  • Financial and IT Asset Lifecycle services

Major Competitors

HPE’s top competitors by business segment include IBM, Dell, Cisco, Oracle,
Fujitsu, VMware, Google, NetApp, Lenovo, Juniper, Brocade, and Huawei, among
other firms.


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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has closed the acquisition of Silver Peak, a SD-WAN
(Software-Defined Wide Area Network) company. This $925 million
transaction will see Silver Peak become a part of HPE’s Aruba, and strengthen
the subsidiary’s Edge Services Platform by helping to advance
enterprise cloud transformation with edge-to-cloud networking


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has entered into a definitive $925
million agreement to acquire Silver Peak. It was noted
that the SD-WAN company will be added to HPE’s Aruba business unit in
order to provide access to advanced SD-WAN technology,
complement and strengthen the Aruba Edge Service Platform, and
extend technology presence for intelligent edge products. The
transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of FY2020,
and subject to “regulatory approvals” and other “customary
closing conditions.”


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) released the 5G Core
Stack. This open, cloud-native 5G core network solution includes pre-integrated
hardware and software – alongside the GreenLake IaaS
(Infrastructure-as-a-Service) offering – to help deploy a 5G core
network with features for integrating previous-gen networks,
future-proofing for 5G developments, and cutting down on risk and
investment. HPE 5G Core Stack specifically offers a turnkey 5G
core network software stack for slicing, interworking with prior
network technology, and automating from end to end.


Products and Services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new GreenLake cloud-based services for VDI
(Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). The releases are designed to
support remote workforces while providing improved business
continuity. HPE’s GreenLake for VDI cloud services provide
technology to streamline management, productivity, security, and
control, and leverage technology from Citrix Systems, Nutanix, NVIDIA, and VMWare.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was awarded
a $160 million contract by the European HPC Joint
Undertaking to build a massive supercomputer in Finland. The
“LUMI” system will help researchers and organizations
“significantly advance R&D” while also working to “drive
innovation in areas such as healthcare, weather forecasting, and
AI-enabled products.” The “pre-exascale” system that will have a
theoretical peak performance of more than 550 petaflops, or the
equivalent of 1.5 million laptops, combined.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was awarded a AUD48 million ($34
million) contract to build a new supercomputer for the Pawsey
Supercomputing Center in Western Australia. The 50-petabyte
system will target complex modeling and simulation for
accelerating research in areas such as astronomy, plant
pathology, and drug discovery.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was selected by the Czech Republic’s IT4Innovations
National Supercomputing Center to construct the country’s “most
powerful supercomputer.” The agreement – which is part of the
EuroHPC Joint Undertaking initiative – will see the development
of a system with theoretical peak performance of 15 petaflops,
the equivalent of 15 quadrillion floating-point operations per
second. HPE’s Apollo 6500 system, which includes 500 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core
GPUs and network technology, will power the infrastructure, with
HPE also integrating the Cray ClusterStor E1000 storage system.
The supercomputer will expand R&D resources to enable AI
(artificial intelligence) techniques for speeding up simulations
of complex scientific data. IT4Innovations’ EuroHPC petascale
system will be shipped and installed in 2021.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was awarded a $105 million contract to
build a new supercomputer system to support the US Department
of Energy (DOE)’s National Nuclear Security Administration missions.
This “Crossroads” system – which will feature “quadrupled
performance” – features an HPE Cray EX supercomputer with future
Intel Xeon processors. The
infrastructure will be used to support critical modeling and
simulations of nuclear weapons at 3D resolution to ensure
reliability and security of the nuclear stockpile. The deployment
will become available in the Spring of 2022, will be hosted at
Los Alamos National Laboratory, and will be used by the Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
and Sandia National Laboratories through 2026.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced the MSA Gen
6. This next-gen Modular Smart Array offers an entry-level
hybrid-flash storage solution. Details and specifications are available via the HPE Web


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a series of
“significant” updates to its GreenLake family of edge-to-cloud
PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) collection. The refresh includes new
offerings such as GreenLake Cloud Services for Distributed
Environments; the Ezmeral software portfolio for migrating
applications, data, and operations from edge to cloud; and
Greenlake Cloud Services for Containers, ML Operations, VMs,
Data Protection, and Intelligent Edge. Additional info is available via the
HPE Web site.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is rolling
five new “return-to-work” solutions for organizations
looking to resume operations following coronavirus. The
technology will be implemented and managed through HPE’s
Pointnext Technology Services, and includes Social distance
tracing and tracking; Touchless entry; Fever detection; Augmented
reality & visual remote guidance; and Workplace alerts &
information sharing.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) updated its Primera and
Nimble Storage products. The refreshes include an AI (artificial
intelligence)-driven, self-healing, and self-optimized system
that delivers real-time autonomous operations. The revamp is part
of a more comprehensive update to the Intelligent Data Platform.
New capabilities include elements to make the releases more
self-optimizing, offer metro-wide disaster recovery, extend
all-NVMe support (Primera), and offer improved on-demand storage
automation. Additional information is available via the HPE Web site.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)’s Aruba has introduced the Edge
Services Platform. This AI (artificial intelligence)-powered,
cloud-native platform is designed to predict and resolve
network-edge problems. The release, it was noted, is built on
AIOps, Zero Trust network security, and unified infrastructure
for campus, data center, branch, and remote worker locations, in
order to deliver an automated, all-in-one platform for analyzing
data across domains.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) deployed SimpliVity
hyperconverged infrastructure for South Korea’s CJ Logistics. The
firm will use this software-defined compute, storage, and
networking capacity to streamline its performance as it looks to
migrate to private cloud-based operations.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its updated
SimpliVity 325 Gen 10 HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure)
solution. This release features AMD 2nd Gen EPYC processing
to double the virtual desktops supported, per server.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) released Nimble Storage
dHCI (disaggregated HCI) platform for HPE GreenLake. The offering
provides access to VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and VM
(virtual machine) “as-a-Service” offerings, and also features
increased scale and support for expanded ProLiant server models
with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) officially
rolled out
GreenLake Central. The software platform provides
“consistent” cloud-based services via a customized online
operations console. GreenLake Central works to run, manage, and
optimize the “hybrid cloud estate,” supporting elements such as
data management, file storage, and enhanced colocation services.
The release is part of a number of updates to HPE’s
“as-a-Service” portfolio. Further
is available via the HPE Web site.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a powerful VDI
(virtual desktop infrastructure) portfolio of products and
advisory services for helping “rapidly design and tailor” VDI
rollouts to meet user needs, secure one’s network, and conserve
capital. The releases – which are built on ProLiant or Synergy
servers – include financial and asset lifecycle options;
“as-a-Service” offerings via HPE Greenlake; pre-configured
releases to support SME (small and medium-sized enterprise)
customers; and a “higher-performing” solution for remote workers.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced a series of
initiatives for supporting remote BC (business
continuity). Announcements include a pre-configured VDI (virtual
desktop infrastructure) solutions set to support SMB customers;
as well as Moonshot, a high-performance VDI solution for
supporting “power” users working remotely.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced the small-business-targeted ProLiant MicroServer
Gen10 Plus. This release – which measures roughly the size of a
“hardcover textbook” – is paired with a per-month subscription
service for automating, remotely managing, securing,
virtualizing, and offering database workload compute support for
protecting data, detecting issues, and recovering from firmware


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new
“as-a-service” portfolio for helping build and deploy an open 5G
network. The collection is designed to help deploy “dynamic,
personalized, and real-time” 5G services; leverage a cloud-native
software stack; access core and edge infrastructure blueprints;
and support Wi-Fi 6-enabled services. Further details are available via the HPE Web site.


HPE‘s Aruba
introduced a new roaming service – dubbed Aruba Air
Pass – for helping cell subscribers to securely, automatically
roam using a participating Aruba enterprise Wi-Fi network. Aruba
Air Pass is designed to
a seamless hand-off between cellular and Wi-Fi
networks, and can be used in conjunction with Aruba’s Air Slice
technology for improving radio performance to extend one’s 5G
footprint, Wi-Fi calling functions, and gigabit-class


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that the HPE
Container Platform is now generally available. The Container
Platform offers “enterprise-grade” container
software to support cloud-native and non-cloud-native
applications alike. The release uses a “100 percent open source”
version of Kubernetes that runs on bare-metal or VMs (virtual
machines), whether in the data center, as part of a public cloud,
or “at the edge.” The release, it was noted, will be accompanied
by new professional services and reference configurations for
“data-intensive” application workloads such as AI (artificial
intelligence), ML (machine learning), DL (deep learning), data
analytics, edge computing, and IoT (Internet of Things)


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) revealed plans to deliver an exascale-class
supercomputer – dubbed “El Capitan” – for the US Department of
Energy (DOE)’s National Nuclear Security Administration. This
“record-breaking,” two-exaflop (2,000-petaflop) system would
reportedly run at “10X faster than today’s most powerful
supercomputer,” and features next-gen AMD EPYC “Genoa” processors
with “Zen 4” processor core. The system will enable advanced 3D
simulation and modeling to support the US nuclear stockpile, in
addition to working to improve reliability and security for this
information. Delivery at the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory is scheduled for “early 2023.”


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and the Argonne
Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) – which falls under
the auspices of the US Department of Energy (DOE) – announced that ALCF will deploy the
new Cray ClusterStor E1000
parallel storage system ahead of the deployment of HPE and Intel‘s Aurora exascale
supercomputer. The “first-of-its-kind” system will gain a total
of 200PB of storage capacity, and, via the ClusterStor E1000, is
expected to help “more accurately align data flows with target
workloads.” Aurora and its supporting storage infrastructure will
specifically be used to support research into areas such as
seismic activity, aerospace turbulence, and physical genomics,
among other areas. Deployment is scheduled for 2021.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out GreenLake
Central. This “advanced” software platform is designed to provide
access to the company’s edge-to-cloud portfolio, “as-a-Service.”
HPE’s GreenLake Central provides a streamlined, unified digital
experience, across both public and private clouds, data centers,
and edge workloads. Particular areas of focus include the CIO,
developers, CFOs, and legal, compliance, and security aspects.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is collaborating with Specsavers, which plans
to deploy the HPE GreenLake platform to support 385 retail stores
across Australia and New Zealand. Specsavers is specifically
rolling out advanced 3D eye-scanning technology to assist with
various diagnoses.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the HPE Container Platform, a Kubernetes-based container
platform for cloud-native applications and monolithic
applications with persistent storage. This platform is designed
to accelerate application development for new and existing apps
running on bare-metal or virtualized infrastructure, both “on any
public cloud” and “at the edge.” The HPE Container Platform is
built on innovation that is based on HPE’s acquisitions of
BlueData and MapR, and will be available “in early 2020.”


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) plans to deliver a new HPC
(high-performance computing) and AI (artificial intelligence)
portfolio for use in exascale environments. Releases include an
“as-a-Service” offering for making HPC and AI “accessible”;
purpose-built data-management software; support for running HPC
and AI systems “like a cloud”; and extended support for HPE
Performance Cluster Management. Other announcements include
the addition of Cray
technology to the Apollo systems family; a Cray Slingshot
redefined HPC interconnect release; a new Cray ClusterStor E1000
storage solution for high-performance environments; Pointnext
consulting and technical services; and new HPE ProLiant DL385
and DL325 Gen10 Plus servers that are based on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor set.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced a series of
combined intelligence / composability offerings. These releases,
it was noted, integrate the Primera storage platform – which
includes AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning)
functionality – with HPE Synergy and Composable Rack
“composability.” This combination can be used to deliver
“intelligent” cloud platform services with the flexibility to
support “any application and service level agreement (SLA) with
cloud-like agility, extreme resiliency, and seamless
scalability.” Additional info is available via
the HPE Web site.


Alliances and Joint Ventures

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is partnering with Wipro to deliver its portfolio
of hybrid cloud and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service).
Specifically, Wipro will leverage HPE GreenLake across its
managed services portfolio to extend a subscription-based,
pay-per-use model for the service.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has selected
eight startups for its Digital Catalyst Program. This initiative
is designed to help partners “identify, support, co-innovate and
go to market” by gaining access to next-gen digital disruptors
and other resources. Participating startups – which are based out
of India – will include Tookitaki, techforce.ai, Qualitas
Technologies, picoNETS, Lucideus Technologies, InstaSafe,
IndiQus Technologies, Smart Software Testing Solutions. Available
tracks include Technology, Go-To-Market, and Investment.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was contracted by a pair
of Asian companies to deploy Greenlake technology to power their
respective “digital transformations.” Partnerships include Hong
Kong’s YF Life Insurance International and South Korea’s


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is collaborating with the CGIAR System
to focus on enabling food systems modeling. The
parties plan to apply HPE’s Memory-Driven Computing Sandbox to
CGIAR datasets to help accelerate solutions to global challenges.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Crown Commercial Service to “enhance the
cloud experience for public sector customers.” The contract –
which is part of the 2020 “One Government Cloud Strategy” –
includes secure access to hybrid cloud-based services, a
collaboration to “bring simplicity and efficiency to UK public
sector organizations,” and a renewed focus on accelerating new
services introduction and optimizing usage and spend.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced plans to partner
with SAP to deliver a customer edition of HANA Enterprise Cloud
that features HPE GreenLake, as a fully managed, at-the-edge
service. The offering features an optimized architecture with a
secure, high-performing infrastructure that includes compute,
storage, and networking technology that is certified and
pre-configured for SAP software. The GreenLake integration,
meanwhile, is expected to improve its support for end-to-end


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was contracted to power the Edinburgh International Data
Facility, a regional data innovation center housed at the
University of Edinburgh’s EPCC in Scotland, for $125 million. In
particular, HPE will deliver specialized end-to-end
infrastructure that includes HPC (high-performance computing) and
AI (artificial intelligence) technology, powered by Apollo
systems and Superdome flex servers; Ezmeral Container Platform
software; and the Cray
Shasta ClusterStor E1000 system. As a “hub for innovation, the
location will promote R&D into initiatives focused on food
production, climate change, space exploration, genetically
tailored healthcare, and other “global issues,” in addition to
improving insight by providing secure access to shared datasets
and analytics from public and private sources. The facility will
also gain access to 20 petabytes of storage capacity for the new
system, with installation planned to begin immediately and a
“single source” framework to be promoted through 2030. The EIDF
is expected to be operational in the Fall of 2020.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has teamed with Orange and Casa Systems to offer
a technical demonstration of automated 5G network slice
orchestration. This demo highlighted expanding use cases and
service agility to support 5G business applications, including
location-based telemetry, IoT (Internet of Things), edge
computing, and other efforts that require low-latency uplink and
downlink. In collaboration with HPE and Casa, Orange
demonstrated the ability for a cloud-native 5G core network to
recognize quality-of-service degradations on a common network


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched new GreenLake
cloud services, hosted by Interxion. The colocation
services provider will host the new service, which offers a
“managed cloud experience without the complexity of managing
data centers.” The offering leverages “cloud-like” experiences
with colocation and connectivity service, with the companies
initially offering GreenLake cloud-based services for private
cloud with containers, VMs (virtual machines), and data center
infrastructure. The offering leverages “cloud-like” experiences
with colocation and connectivity service, with the companies
initially offering GreenLake cloud-based services for private
cloud with containers, VMs (virtual machines), and data center
infrastructure. Standalone colocation solutions will also be
available via HPE and its channel partners.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Veeam are partnering to
announce a series of advancements to HPE’s data protection
offerings. These updates specifically include Veeam support for
Primera storage, as well as the new StoreOnce with Veeam v10.
The integration is expected to provide improved backup and data
protection for the mission-critical storage offerings.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was selected by software
developer Zenuity to
provide “crucial” AI (artificial intelligence) and HPC
(high-performance computing) infrastructure toward future
development of next-gen AD (autonomous driving) systems. Zenuity
– which is a joint venture between Volvo Cars (VCC) and Veoneer –
plans to deploy HPE core data-processing services to help its
applications to better gather, store, organize, and analyze the
data that it generates, worldwide, from its network of test
vehicles and software development centers. The end-to-end IT
infrastructure will be delivered “as-a-Service” via HPE
GreenLake. Deployment is scheduled to begin rollout in Summer
2020, initially in Sweden, with plans for global deployment to
follow “in the near future.”


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that – via a
strategic partnership with Atea – it
is providing the technology to allow Kartveket to digitally map the country of
Norway. The Norwegian mapping authority will install HPE 3PAR
storage systems and access related support services in order to
help “create a groundbreaking national geodetic frame” in order
to establish more accurate positioning services and data-driven
property registration. Kartverket is responsible for the ratified
framework on which mapping and measuring work in Norway is
based, with more than 1.5 million properties and legal
foundations registered through the organization each year.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) entered into an “AI Ops
R&D” collaboration with
the US Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Renewable
Energy Laboratory (NREL). In
particular, the parties will work to develop AI (artificial
intelligence) and ML (machine learning) technology to “automate
and improve operational efficiency” for data centers in the
“exascale era.” The three-year collaboration project will
introduce monitoring and predictive analytics – based on
“historical data” totaling over 16TB and collected from NREL
supercomputer sensors and its facility – to power and cooling
systems in NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility HPC Data


Personnel and Organizational

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated its Partner
Ready Program with new elements to help partners advance
services, capture growing market opportunities, and drive
increased sales growth. Updates include “Partner Experience” AI
(artificial intelligence)-powered proposals and RPA (robotic
process automation) elements; “FlexOffers” for creating
customized built-to-order product configurations at
bundled-discount pricing; enhanced sales certifications; extended
demo programs; dedicated as-a-Service enablement; competitive
compensation; margin and price protection; promotions and
rewards; and SMB and mid-market co-selling options.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched its new Trusted Supply Chain initiative.
This program will focus on expanding availability for and
securing HPE supply chain offerings. The Trusted Supply Chain
will support the federal, public, banking, financial services,
and healthcare sectors, offering “comprehensive, end-to-end data
protection” through a “pre-installed layer of hardened security
before the server is shipped.” The program’s first certified
product will be the ProLiant DL380T, with plans to expand
coverage to more of the company’s server portfolio in 2021.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched the HPE Digital Catalyst Program. This
initiative, which comes via a partnership with the LetsVenture
investing platform, is designed to identify, support,
co-innovate, and “go-to-market” next-gen digital disruptors in
the Indian startup ecosystem. The program will focus on
partnering with startups working in AI (artificial intelligence),
DevSecOps, cybersecurity, and the intelligent edge, offering HPE
will specifically provide cohorts with access to technology and
investment opportunities.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced the HPE 5G
Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado. This dedicated test and
development environment is designed to support
telecommunications companies, network equipment providers,
ISVs (independent software vendors), and other “partners” in
validating and integrating 5G network technology. The lab’s
initial focus will be innovation on the monolithic cellular
network core.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has deployed four COVID-19 Test Labs and OPD
(Outpatient Department) centers in India. These facilities were
created to provide additional authorized testing locations and
isolation beds to assist federal and state efforts to manage
increased demand caused by the pandemic.


HPE Financial Services
is allotting over $2 billion in financing to help customers with
“financial challenges” stemming from COVID-19. Initiatives
include a Payment Relief Program; to help “ensure business
continuity,” “adapt in the current environment,” address
“technology financing needs”, and “convert IT infrastructure into
new sources of capital.”


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced the Open
Distributed Infrastructure Management initiative. This
open-source program works to streamline infrastructure deployment across
large-scale, geographically distributed, physical environments,
and is based on the new Open Distributed Management Resource
Aggregator. The initiative is based on HPE open 5G technology and
focuses on accelerating “industry alignment” through open-source
development. The program is being launched in collaboration with
Intel, Red Hat, and other companies,
with HPE working in particular with Intel and “ecosystem
partners” to launch a Linux Foundation
project for automated, end-to-end network management. The
resource aggregator will be available worldwide during the second


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) created the Engage &
Grow global channel sales incentive partner program. This program
will streamline the process for APAC resellers to earn rewards
for “specializing in the HPE portfolio” and “creating solutions”
using HPE technology.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) nominated Charles Noski
as an Independent Director, pending his election at the company’s
2020 shareholders meeting on April 1st. Noski is expected to
replace Michael Angelakis, who will not stand for re-election.
Noski is the former CFO for Bank of America, Northrop Grumman, and AT&T, and has also served as an
Independent Director for Microsoft and other


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) opened a Customer
Experience Center (CEC) in Bengaluru, India. This facility –
which will offer “cutting-edge” IoT (Internet of Things)
technology to customers and partners – is part of a $500 million
company investment in the country. The 20,000 square-foot CEC
will be equipped with HPE Hybrid IT offerings, and is co-located
with the HPE Pointnext Services Global Center, which has more
than 3,000 engineers and delivers technical services to customers
in 55 countries. The location will initially focus on developing
solutions across industries such as agriculture, automotive,
healthcare, intelligent manufacturing, security, smart cities,
smart grid, and smart transportation, and will also work to
demonstrate proofs-of-concept related to AI (artificial
intelligence) and ML (machine-learning).


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is enhancing the HPE
Partner Ready Program as part of a bid to “optimize the partner
experience.” This refresh is based on partner feedback, and
specifically works to provide a more stable and predictable
framework, compensation model, and membership acceleration.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) named two new
executives. These appointments include Sonalee Parekh, as SVP,
Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Parekh – who is a
former Senior Leader with Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, and
Jefferies – will report to CFO, Tarek Robbiati, effective
immediately. The company also named SVP, Corporate
Development, Vishal Bhagwati, as CFO for the HPC & MCS unit
within HPE’s Hybrid IT business.



Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rebounded from year-ago
net losses to post positive earnings for the fiscal 2020 third
quarter ended July 31, 2020. Company profits were $9 million, or
$0.01 per share, compared to fiscal 2018 Q3 losses of $27
million, or $0.02 per share. At the same time, HPE’s revenues
totaled $6.8 billion, an amount that is down by 6 percent when
compared to FY19Q3 sales of $7.2 billion. In terms of revenue by
business segment, Intelligent Edge fell 12 percent to $684
million; Compute was a flat $3.4 billion; High Performance
Compute & Mission Critical Systems improved 3 percent to $649
million; Storage declined 10 percent to $1.1 billion; Advisory &
Professional Services dropped off 7 percent to $226 million; and
Financial Services was down 9 percent to $811 million.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) – in the face of plummeting
net losses for the fiscal 2020 second quarter ended April 30,
2020 – has instituted
a new Cost Optimization and Prioritization Plan to rebound
from the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative will specifically
“prioritize investments” and “realign resources to areas of
growth” through fiscal 2022, ultimately resulting in an expected
$1 billion in estimated gross savings. In all, the vendor posted
net losses of $821 million, or $0.64 per share, which is down a
staggering 296 percent when compared to fiscal 2019 Q2 profits of
$149 million, or $0.30 per share. The losses, it was noted,
reflected “non-cash write-down of legacy goodwill” in the amount
of $0.67 per share. At the same time, HPE’s revenues were $6
billion, which is down by 17 percent from FY19Q2 sales of $7.2
billion. In terms of revenue by segment, all areas of operation
experienced Y2Y decline, including Intelligent Edge (2 percent
year to $665 million), Compute (19 percent to $2.6 billion), High
Performance Compute & Mission Critical Systems (18 percent to
$589 million), Storage (16 percent to $1.1 billion), and Advisory
& Professional Services (8 percent to $237 million). Under HPE’s
Cost Optimization and Prioritization Plan, company executives
expect cash funding payments of $1-$1.3 billion, base salary
adjustments of 20-25 percent for select high-end executives, a 25
percent reduction in Director cash retainers, and other strategic
measures to simplify its product portfolio strategy, go-to-market
configurations, supply chain structure, digital customer support
model, marketing experiences, and real estate strategies.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) posted 88 percent
earnings growth for the fiscal 2020 first quarter ended January
31, 2020. Company profits totaled $333 million, or $0.25 per
share, compared to a fiscal 19Q1 net income of $177 million, or
$0.13 per share. The current amount, it was noted, includes
after-tax adjustments of $242 million related to “amortization of
intangible assets” and “transformation costs.” At the same time,
HPE’s revenues were $6.9 billion, which is down by 9 percent from
FY19Q1 sales of $7.6 billion. By segment, Compute revenue
improved 16 percent year to year to $3.01 billion; HPC & MCS
(High-Performance Compute & Mission Critical Systems) grew 6
percent to $823 million; and Storage revenue fell 7 percent to
$1.3 billion. Other areas of revenue generation included A & PS
(Advisory & Professional Services), which increased 1 percent to
$243 million; Intelligent Edge, which is up 2 percent to $720
million; Financial Services, which is down 7 percent to $859
million; and Corporate Investments, which grew 3 percent to $121


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) saw across-the-board,
year-on-year declines in profits and revenues for the fiscal 2019
full-year and fourth-quarter periods ended October 31, 2019.
12-month earnings totaled $1.04 billion, or $0.77 per share,
which is down by 46 percent when compared to a fiscal 2018 net
income of $1.91 billion, or $1.23 per share. Profits included
after-tax adjustments ($1.4 billion) related to “the impact of
acquisition, disposition and other related charges, tax reform,
tax indemnification adjustments and transformation costs.”
Revenues, meanwhile, were $29.1 billion, an amount that is down
by 6 percent from FY18 sales of $30.8 billion. By segment, Hybrid
IT revenue fell 7 percent year to year to $22.8 billion;
Intelligent Edge sales declined 3 percent to $2.8 billion; and
Financial Services revenue decreased 3 percent to $3.6 billion.
At the same time, revenue from Corporate Investments fell 7
percent year to year to $507 million. For the fourth quarter,
HPE’s earnings were $480 million, or $0.36 per share, compared to
year-ago net losses of $757 million, or $0.52 per share.
Revenues, meanwhile, were $7.2 billion, which is down by 9
percent from FY18Q4 sales of $7.9 billion. In terms of revenue by
segment, Hybrid IT fell 10 percent year to year to $5.7 billion;
Intelligent Edge decreased 6 percent to $723 million; Financial
Services dropped off 6 percent to $878 million; and Corporate
Investments fell 4 percent to $134 million.


About the Author

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Brady Hicks is an
editor with Faulkner Information Services. He writes about computer and
networking hardware, software, communications networks and equipment, and the

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