A ‘Huge” Opportunity For Partners To Modernize Applications
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new Kubernetes-based HPE Container Platform represents a “huge opportunity” for partners to help modernize legacy mission critical applications, said HPE Global Vice President of Marketing Paul Miller.
Miller said he sees the HPE Container Platform accelerating the digital transformation of customers that have up until now struggled to modernize the 70 percent of mission critical corporate applications that have yet to move to the cloud.
Case in point, said Miller, a financial services firm he recently met with that has 3,000 applications with only 50 it estimated it could bring to the cloud in a three-year time frame because of compliance and data gravity issues.
With the HPE Container Platform partners now have the tools to modernize all of those legacy applications from such a customer with a low cost, low complexity platform, said Miller.
“There is a huge opportunity for partners to come in and start having an app transformation conversation with consulting up front to move to a container first environment to accelerate digital transformation,” he said.”Partners need to get customers to understand the value of a 100 percent Kubernetes foundation.”
Miller said partners should begin to get educated on the HPE Container Platform and get ready to sell and support the product when it is released for general availability next March.