CRN Exclusive: HPE CEO Whitman On HPE's New Hyper-Converged Product, Cisco's HyperFlex, Dell-EMC, And A Potential 'Recession' If Trump Is Elected President
Talk about the new HPE hyper-converged product and the impact it is going to have on the channel.
I think we are taking a very bold approach to the hyper-converged systems market. Unlike a lot of traditional OEMs that are offering third-party software on their hyper-converged machines or striking reseller agreements with competitors, we are investing in our own intellectual property to bring those innovations to market. We have a clear innovation road map for the future.
We are pretty excited about it. You have to think about this as not an end state but as a milestone on a journey. The market is crowded right now, but it is big and growing and a lot of customers and partners have said to us, "We need a hyper-converged offering from HPE on HPE servers." So we are excited about it. I have been deeply involved in this. We have a side-by-side comparison between our product and other companies' products. I think the channel is going to be super-pleased.