HPE Discover 2017 Las Vegas Highlights


Hewlett Packard Enterprise has wrapped up another great event! Last week, industry-leading IT executives, architects, engineers, partners, and thought-leaders from around the world came together for HPE Discover 2017 Las Vegas. The week was full of exciting sessions, product updates, and announcements. Read on to see some of our favorite parts of HPE Discover 2017 Las Vegas. 

HPE Discover 2016 Las Vegas Event Highlights



HPE Discover 2017 Las Vegas General Session
At Tuesday's General Session, Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and Chief Executive Officer, Meg Whitman, as well as Senior Executives, took the stage to demonstrate how the right mix of innovations from the core to the cloud to the edge combined with the right experience from service expertise, financial consumption models, and partner ecosystem can accelerate the right outcomes for any enterprise.

HPE Discover 2017 Las Vegas General Session (Highlights)

HPE Discover 2017 General Session (Full General Session)


HPE Discover 2017 Transformation Zone
479312-pic-2000y2000.jpgNeedless to say, there was a lot happening on the HPE Discover show floor. In the Transformation Zone attendees explored the newest innovations and technologies from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and partners—having a little fun, all while learning how to innovate at the Intelligent Edge, accelerate digital transformation, and simplify Hybrid IT. Microsoft, one of our leading partners, was sure to get in on the Discover fun as well! With in-booth experts on hand, they showed how Azure Stack and Windows Server are working together with a broad range of HPE technologies.  

Discover 2017 Las Vegas Show Floor Tour


HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers

“The world's most secure industry standard servers. We do not take this statement lightly." -Susan Blocher, Global Vice President, HPE DCIG

One of the biggest announcements at HPE Discover was the HPE ProLiant Gen10 Server announcement—a product portfolio that is touted as the world's most secure industry standard server1. With weekly (sometimes daily) reports of ransomware attacks, it feels like no IT is secure. Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) research reveals2 that more than 50% of cyber security professionals reported at least one incident of malware infected firmware in 2016. HPE is the first company to respond by developing the “silicon root of trust”—a unique link between the custom HPE silicon and the HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) firmware to ensure servers do not execute compromised firmware code.  Building this firmware security directly into the HPE silicon provides the ultimate protection against firmware attacks, as well as the ability to recover the essential server firmware automatically.

Learn more about HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers: HPE Unveils the World’s Most Secure Industry Standard Servers.

BONUS: Pairing the world’s most secure industry standard servers with Microsoft Windows Server combines technologies to help businesses of all sizes reach their full potential and operate with increased agility, extra layers of security, and higher resiliency. Running Windows Server 2016 on ProLiant Servers gives customers robust security with layers of redundancy. Want to know more about Microsoft Windows Server 2016’s security features? Check out our blog, “Safeguard IT with Microsoft Windows Server 2016”.

 Meg Whitman, HPE President and Chief Executive Officer, and Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Microsoft General ManagerMeg Whitman, HPE President and Chief Executive Officer, and Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Microsoft General Manager

HPE + Microsoft's award winning partnership 
Right before Discover kicked off, HPE took a moment to celebrate their partners that excel in their HPE partnerships and growing mutual business opportunities at the HPE Global Partner Summit. We are very excited to announce that Microsoft was awarded three 2017 HPE Partner of the Year awards: Global Technology Alliance Partner of the Year, APJ Alliance Technology Partner of the Year, and Latin America Alliance Partner of the Year. Please join us in congratulating Microsoft for these great achievements!


Want to see more from HPE Discover 2017 Las Vegas?! Good news! You can watch sessions and interviews on demand. Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite part of Discover was.


1. Based on new silicon root of trust technology and other comprehensive security features, verified by InfusionPoints. 
2. ISACA Study on Firmware Security Risks and Mitigation: Enterprise Practices and Challenges, 2016.

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