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Neri On 'Removing Several Layers' From HPE, His 'Incredible' Partnership With Meg Whitman, And The Cloud Technology Partners Acquisition

Steven Burke

Neri On What's Next For HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise President Antonio Neri says the opportunity to "clean sheet" HPE with a sharp focus on making the company easier to do business with is going to pay big dividends for HPE and its partners.

"To me, it is about giving the channel partners the ability to make more money easier," said Neri of the HPE Next intiative. "We know that despite the fact the channel loves us, which is reflected in studies and everything we hear from partners and customers, there is a tremendous amount of opportunity going forward by removing the barriers that are unfortunately in the way because of the complexity in the business sometimes."

The discussion with Neri came after HPE delivered better-than-expected earnings results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 31. The company's core server sales were up 13 percent; it reported 200 percent growth in SimpliVity hyper-converged sales; 30 percent growth in all-flash sales driven by Nimble; and a whopping 30 percent growth in the Aruba wireless LAN business, with 70 new customers wins.

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