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HPE, VMware And SAIC Harness The Cloud To Advance Battlefield Capabilities

HPE’s Paul Miller discusses its co-innovations with VMware that make it easier to deliver the cloud at the edge as seen in a new solution developed by the systems integrator SAIC.

Positioned in the middle of HPE’s booth at VMworld 2019 stood a large industrial vehicle, usually reserved for the battlefield.

The solution is among the latest developments in the Internet of Battlefield Things (IOBT) that offers a “never-before-available” situational awareness at the frontlines. That’s according to the Virginia-based systems integrator Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), which developed the solution. It combines HPE’s EdgeLine series of edge processing servers with VMware’s vSphere and ESXI virtualization products, with a main goal of improving military readiness. It could also lead to future defense and non-defense applications, such as first responders, involving sensor integration; advanced analytics; low-power/high-compute architectures; and other current and emerging technology.

[Related: HPE Takes Aim At Dell With VMware Cloud Foundation On GreenLake]

“There’s nothing like this that shows some of the extreme use cases that can bring goodness to people with our technology,” said HPE’s Paul Miller as he stepped inside. Miller is the vice president of Global Marketing for HPE’s Software-Defined & Cloud Group.

It’s the type of innovation that HPE and VMware aim to continue with their new hybrid cloud as-a-service offering.

“As partners know, vCloud is growing fast,” said Miller.

The pay-per-use managed service integrates GreenLake and HPE’s Synergy composable infrastructure with VMware Cloud Foundation, ultimately making it easier to deliver a cloud experience in a customer’s data center.

[Related: VMware Launches ‘Evolutionary’ Hybrid Cloud Platform]

“It’s a huge opportunity to go into HPE’s install base, competitors install base, offer them 30 percent lower TCO, move resources to innovation 40 percent savings on resources and only pay for the exact VMs customers use – this is a huge differentiator in the marketplace,” said Miller.

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