HPE Discover 2016 – Show Wrap Up and Thoughts
I had the opportunity this year to attend HPE Discover 2016 June 7-9 in Las Vegas. This is the first conference that we’ve heard from Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) as a new, standalone company.
One of the core messages delivered at the show was how HPE will focus on digital transformation this year, particularly as IoT and Big Data continue to emerge as issues with data center infrastructure. HPE intends to develop new products and grow partnerships to help its customers:
- Transform to a hybrid infrastructure: Reduce the time it takes to deliver tomorrow’s
breed of apps with the right mix of traditional IT, private, and public cloud computing solutions.
- Protect your digital enterprise: Make sure to secure, govern, and ensure resiliency of your infrastructure apps and data.
- Empower the data-driven organization: Increase your competitive advantage by putting
your data to work so you can identify and act fast on the opportunities at hand.
- Enable workplace productivity: Speed the delivery of seamless, personalized experiences that empower employees and delight customers.
HPE also discussed its new partnership with Docker, the world’s leading application container platform. Three years ago, containers were considered archaic, difficult to use, purely operation-centric, completely non-portable and inhibitive. Today, they’re being reconsidered for their agility and security:
- Development advantages of agility: Build once and run anywhere.
- Operational advantages of efficiency and control: Containers are so lightweight that people will see anywhere from 50 to 20 times better resources utilization, running the same applications on the same infrastructure.
This year, HPE servers will be shipped with Docker, which will work seamlessly with Oneview.
Overall, HPE continues to secure next generation software defined infrastructure that leverages a world-class portfolio including servers, storage, networking, converged infrastructure, hyperconverged, and Helion cloud computing solutions. It was a great show, and I was encouraged to see the great things coming from HPE.