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HPE CEO Antonio Neri On GreenLake Growth, A ‘New Beginning’ And The Decision To Halt Shipments To Russia

Steven Burke

HPE CEO Antonio Neri sounds off on the channel’s 115 percent GreenLake sales growth, a new era of edge to cloud innovation and the decision to halt shipments to Russia.

What is the impact on the business side?

First of all, in Ukraine we don’t go direct. We don’t have a legal entity. We work through distribution and partners. So we are working with the partners and figuring out how we can support customers. Right now they are in crisis mode.

Regarding Russia, on the other hand, we stopped all shipments into Russia 48 hours ago.

It is very heartbreaking. We are doing what we need to do. I was reflecting in the last four years how many crises we have had to manage. Of course you think about cybersecurity, supply chain disruption and all the regions impacted. You need to think about Russia employees. We cannot pay them now because the whole banking system has been halted.

It is a disaster. But you have to step up and do what you need to do. More than ever we need to stand united as humanity against these things. We can’t go backwards here. We can only go forward. What is happening there is simply unacceptable and we need to take a stance.

 
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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