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HPE CEO Antonio Neri On Google Cloud Agreement, Broadcom VMware Deal, Dell And Cisco

Steven Burke

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri spoke with CRN about the company’s blockbuster HPE GreenLake distributed cloud agreement, the impact of Broadcom’s $61 billion acquisition of VMware, and how HPE’s second fiscal quarter results compare with rivals Dell Technologies and Cisco.

What went into the decision to shut down the Russia and Belarus business?

As you know, we suspended sales and shipments in Russia and Belarus [in February]. We decided to wait 90 days to see if there was some sort of resolution to the conflict. We totally condemned the Russia invasion. Unfortunately, there is no resolution in sight, and it is no longer tenable for us to maintain our operations there.

So we have decided to announce the exit and manage it in an orderly fashion over the next several months.

We are going to treat people with respect, as we normally do.

 
Steven Burke

Steve Burke has been reporting on the technology industry and sales channel for over 30 years. He is passionate about the role of partners using technology to solve business problems and has spoken at conferences on channel sales issues. He can be reached at sburke@thechannelcompany.com.

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