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Edge to cloud with HPE Hybrid IT

April 12, 2022

Edge to cloud with HPE Hybrid IT
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We’re in the midst of an enormous digital transformation and data is at the center of it.
This transformation calls for a new approach: hybrid IT.
Shelby Skrhak speaks with Justin Enders, partner business manager at HPE, and Jon Busshart, BTC senior engineer at Ingram Micro, about:
  • The problem that hybrid IT solves
  • Technology solutions offered by HPE
  • What companies need from their infrastructure

Hybrid IT

In this new era, decisions need to be made quickly. Multigenerational infrastructure that is locked into older systems puts a drag on your ability to do that.
HPE used to approach this challenge from the lens of infrastructure-first modernization. Now, HPE has made the shift to digital-first modernization.
“At HPE, our solutions help partners across that transformation divide with a data-first approach,” Justin says.
Plus, HPE solutions can provide cloud your way and everything as a service.
“So with HPE, you control your own data, and with hybrid IT and HPE GreenLake, you can receive a cloud experience and pay for your usage as you go,” Justin says.

HPE solutions

We now live in a world where people want some applications to exist in the cloud and other applications to exist locally.
“By marrying those two worlds together, we can have the best of both worlds,” Jon says.
HPE furnishes a few solutions:
  • HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10+ - Gives people the ability to have options within their environment
  • HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen 10+ - Provides the economics of a single CPU system while yielding two-processor performance
  • HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 - Offers large amounts of storage
  • HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 - Supports heavy AI usage

Infrastructure needs

First and foremost, security needs to be easier for customers and it needs to be built into the foundation.
“We need to have a more fundamental approach to the way we do security,” Jon says, “and bake it into our systems.”
HPE leverages silicon root of trust. It’s protection built-in on the ground floor that protects the system as well as the firmware on a system.
And HPE is the only vendor that protects on an ongoing basis.
Plus, the company employs a zero-trust policy. As Justin puts it, “never trusting yet always verifying.” That’s done through HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) which ensures the integrity of firmware and key hardware components.
“That’s the unique digital fingerprint that’s anchored in the silicon to prevent any sort of tampering from the hardware, the firmware and the server configuration,” Justin says.
He likes to say that HPE does three things: protect, detect and restore.
And with the HP GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, HPE has modified solutions based on what partners need.
“It is truly partner-enabled and very partner-friendly,” Justin says.
Email gohybrid@ingrammicro.com or visit https://gohybridit.com/ for more information.
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