HPE: Full Speed Ahead On Hyper-Converged Infrastructure With SimpliVity
Antonio Neri, executive vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Enterprise Group, spoke with CRN about HPE's hyper-converged product road map in the wake of its just-completed $650 million acquisition of SimpliVity, the plans to end SimpliVity development on Cisco Systems and Lenovo platforms, and the VMware partnership.
The SimpliVity acquisition effectively reshapes the hyper-converged landscape, putting HPE in the heart of the market with an offering aimed at grabbing share from the likes of Cisco and market leader Nutanix.
HPE is using the SimpliVity software not only as part of a new family of HPE SimpliVity HC 380 hyper-converged offerings, but also as part of a broader set of enterprise software-defined storage fabric offerings.
The extensive HPE SimpliVity software-defined road map includes a full hybrid IT solution with SimpliVity becoming the software-defined storage layer, including tight integration with HPE's OneView management platform. HPE also plans to integrate the SimpliVity software with HPE Synergy and 3Par.