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HPE recently debuted the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect EC200a Managed Hybrid Server, the first product in the HPE Easy Connect family. The EC200a Managed Hybrid Server changes the way small to midsized businesses (SMBs) solve their IT needs by taking end-to-end ownership of deployment, monitoring, and pro-active maintenance. The solution is delivered as a fully managed on-site server that is preconfigured, simple to install, and ready in a matter of minutes. In addition, management and monitoring is done through remote management, reducing the need for expensive on-site IT staff. 

Watch our latest Coffee Coaching session by Blaine Raddon, WW Director of Partner Enablement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise focusing on SMBs, to learn more about the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect EC200a Managed Hybrid Server, and then read on for SMB customer and HPE Reseller Partner benefits.



Designed with SMBs in mind

Designed for organizations with 5 to 50 users per office, the EC200a supports a complete range of Hybrid IT scenarios, delivering core IT functions out of the box while providing a secure, reliable platform for line-of-business applications and behind-the-firewall data. Offered as a service for a predictable subscription price, the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect EC200a makes enterprise grade IT affordable for even the smallest office and delivers all the IT an SMB needs in one simple unique design. The EC200a uses Zynstra's Hybrid IT platform to provide a cloud managed solution with out of the box integration to Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure and enables small businesses to scale on demand, delivering advanced capabilities without complexity. 


SMB Benefits

  • Cloud managed IT: Remotely monitored and maintained by experts dedicated to helping the SMB
  • Keep current: Patched, updated and upgraded- no manual patching or system management of core server services required, reducing the SMB's server administration effort by 90%
  • Pay per month: IT as a Service with monthly payments means predictable IT costs
  • Low cost of ownership: Realize up to 60% lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional on-premises server, software, and network solutions
  • Enterprise-graded security: Integrated user, network, and internet security are always kept up-to-date
  • Reliable: A resilient appliance with data backup and next business day hardware repair services. Plus, the option of cloud back-up service support your IT business continuity strategy
  • Quick to deploy, quick to restore: Pre-staged by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and self-configuring once installed, your IT can be up-and-running in minutes, not days. If ever required, software and data can be restored rapidly from local backup or cloud backup, minimizing the risk of downtime.


HPE Reseller Partner Benefits

SMBs are depending more and more on their partners to provide IT services. At the same time, SMBs also require affordable IT solutions that just work! For partners who are putting together a managed server solution, Easy Connect is a simple and complete turnkey solution. Partners’ revenue streams can benefit from the predictable managed services model which leads to higher profitability and lower cost of service. If partners are interested in delivering the Easy Connect solution as a service, please contact your distributor. 

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