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CRN Exclusive: Whitman On Her Vision For HPE, Private Equity's Impact, And How Long She Will Stay On Board

Steven Burke

What is the vision for HPE for the next five years?

I think it really is about creating a company that is focused on really three major areas.The first is the data center. We still love the data center. There is a lot of business in the traditional data center that we should get with our partners.

Then there is the software-defined data center. What is the next-generation data center? What is the new stack that we can help our partners bring to their customers?

The next complementary focus is going to be around campus, branch and edge and IoT. And we and the partners have, I think, a right to win on compute at the edge. We are the company that should win compute at the edge.

Think about autonomous driving vehicles, sensors in hospital beds, sensors in jet engines, we can see compute moving to the edge. We and our partners have earned the right to win there.

With wireless LAN and Aruba and ClearPass, that is another really important part of campus, branch and edge.

The data center in all its glory. Campus, branch and edge and IoT. And then, of course, our software portfolio. [Editor's Note: HPE inked a deal last week to spin off and merge its non-core software assets with Micro Focus.]

 
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