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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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman speaks with CRN about the company's soon-to-be-released hyper-converged product, the gains HPE is seeing from Dell-EMC uncertainty and the potential economic fallout if Donald Trump is elected president. Here is an excerpt from the interview.

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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.

 
 
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