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HPE Unveils Pay-Per-Use GreenLake Solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled five packaged workload solutions that will be billed like cloud services but reside on-premises.

The pay-per-use offerings are called HPE GreenLake, and the initial set will include Big Data, backup, open database, SAP HANA and edge computing. HPE announced them Monday during its Discover conference in Madrid.

"HPE GreenLake offers an experience that is the best of both worlds -- a simple, pay-per-use technology model with the risk management of data that's under the customer's direct control," said Ana Pinczuk, senior vice president and general manager of HPE Pointnext, in a statement.

Pinczuk presented the solutions as the next step in consumption after GreenLake Flex Capacity, HPE's existing offering of on-premises infrastructure that is paid for on an as-used basis. The GreenLake Flex Capacity offering is also being expanded, according to the announcements Monday, to include more technology choices, including Microsoft Azure Stack, HPE SimpliVity or high-performance computing (HPC).

Still fluid are details on availability of the various packages and clear lines on which products will be sold to which categories of customers by the channel versus HPE direct.

Here is how HPE describes its five new outcome-based GreenLake solutions:

HPE GreenLake Big Data offers a Hadoop data lake, pre-integrated and tested on the latest HPE technology and Hortonworks or Cloudera software.  

HPE GreenLake Backup delivers on-premises backup capacity using Commvault software pre-integrated on the latest HPE technology with HPE metering technology and management services to run it.

HPE GreenLake Database with EDB Postgres delivered on-premises and built on open source technology to help simplify operations and substantially reduce total cost of ownership for a customer's entire database platform.

HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA offers an on-premises appliance operated by HPE with the right-sized, SAP-certified hardware, operating system, and services to meet workload performance and availability objectives.

HPE GreenLake Edge Compute offers an end-to-end lifecycle framework to accelerate a customer's Internet of Things (IoT) journey.

The HPE conference and GreenLake announcements come a week after HPE announced that CEO Meg Whitman will step down from the CEO role on Feb. 1, 2018, while retaining her seat on the HPE board of directors. Her replacement will be current HPE President Antonio Neri, who will become president and CEO and a member of the board.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 27, 2017


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