HPE at Microsoft Ignite: Real people. Very impressive expertise.

Of course we’re bringing our most impressive technology solutions to Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando. But even more important, we’re bringing the people who created the solutions and ensure that each one of them delivers the results you expect and need. And we’re making those experts available to you in a variety of forums so you can ask questions, get answers, discuss challenges, share plans. After all, technology does not exist in a vacuum. It should exist and work for people like you, With HPE, it does.



 Here are some of the experts you’ll be able to meet at the event:aftab.jpg

 Aftab Alam is a product manager for SimpliVity – HPE’s Hyperconverged solution, with a focus on Microsoft technologies.



 Dinara.jpgDinara Alieva is the WW Solutions Product Manager at HPE, Inc. She has insight into a broad range of Microsoft and HPE technologies and solutions product management expertise for enterprise and entry storage platforms. Dina’s expertise includes MS SQL Server, OLTP, DW/Business Intelligence, Microsoft Office, SCOM and storage integration, Benchmark and Performance, solutions product management and solutions marketing.

 bacchus.jpg Jeff Bachus is part of the Aruba strategic alliances team with focus on Microsoft solutions. He leads efforts to optimize Aruba networking for Microsoft workloads, including Azure, Office 365 and Skype for Business where quality real time communications and flawless performance are key to the best possible user experience


 Brady evens.jpgBrady Evans is a master technologist working on HPE's OneView for Microsoft System Center. He has been building systems for over 25 years mostly in the area of Microsoft technologies. Brady has worked on all parts of the Microsoft stack, from the kernel all the way up to Azure based solutions. Currently, he is building solutions that integrate HPE hybrid IT infrastructure into both System Center as well as Operations Management Suite. Brady graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Computer Engineering.


 Stacey Gilmore.jpg Prior to her current role, Stacey Gilmore served as an AWS and Azure cloud solutions marketer for various Fortune 100 companies and startups, and as a DevOps engineer for HPE in 2000. Now that HPE has purchased Nimble Storage, she is excited to be serving in a new capacity - back where she started.


 medium_amjjarman0176.jpg John Jarman serves as Microsoft Partner Manager, HPE Servers, Datacenter Infrastructure Group. He has more than twenty years of experience in Microsoft solutions development and implementation and is the expert to call on when you want someone to lead complex projects. John has been working at Hewlett Packard since 1996. In that time, he has supported all of the Microsoft Windows Server Operating System releases, as well as a number of Microsoft business critical application releases and programs, partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise teams to ensure programs and updates meet the needs of our mutual customers. He is now focused on Microsoft Windows Server Software Defined solutions on the industry leading most secure industry standard HPE ProLiant Servers.

 chris lynch.jpg Chris Lynch is a member of the Software Defined Cloud Group Product Management team, responsible for core and lifecycle software experience with HPE OneView and HPE Synergy.  He has over 15 years of IT experience, specializing in Microsoft back office (Windows, IIS, Exchange, Active Directory), virtualization (Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, KVM) and automation technologies (PowerShell, Python, HP Software Operations Orchestration, HP Insight Control Server Provisioning/Rapid Deployment Pack).  He began his carreer as a help desk technologist, working his way through infrastructure administration and architecture, Pre-Sales architect, and into product management for one of HPE’s premier products.

 bharath edited.jpgBharath Ram Ramanathan is a Storage Solutions SME and a member of the Worldwide Technical Marketing organization in HPE storage. He is responsible for bringing Oracle, MS SQL and Backup Software’s application context into HPE Storage’s portfolio spanning the 3PAR, Nimble, RMC, StoreOnce and HPE Cloud Bank products. Bharath works closely with Presales, Sales and Channel Partners to ensure the success of HPE Storage products through training delivery, tek-talks, best practice sharing, whitepaper and collateral creation, direct deal support, Industry event presence etc. He has been with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for over 8 years,

 Schulte.jpg Eric Schulte serves as an expert technologist in the HPE Data Center Infrastructure Group business development and technical enablement team.  Eric has over 20 years of experience in the information systems industry and has been with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for 17 years serving in various roles within services, pre-sales and engineering.



Spurlock.jpgAaron Spurlock has worked in a number of product development roles during his time at HPE.  He currently leads HPE’s product management efforts related to Microsoft Azure Stack.




 Venkata Maruthi Tumuluri is a Master Architect in the Hybrid IT Center of Excellence (COE) Worldwide, part of HPE Pointnext. He has a unique blend of experience Engineering Multiple Cloud Platforms (including Microsoft Azure) and building Cloud Enabled Solutions for large Enterprises and CSPs. His interests include Distributed Computing (Cloud, Edge and anything in between), IoT, and Machine Learning.


 Mani.jpgKannan Mani is the WW Sr. Principal Product Manager/Architect, Enterprise Data Platforms at HPE, Inc. He is the domain expert in Microsoft and Oracle technologies on various platforms (Compute, Network & Storage) includes private, public, Hybrid cloud environment and published numerous customer facing technical documents on Oracle technologies. His expertise includes MS SQL Server, OLTP, OLAP, Oracle RAC, ASM, Clustering, CRM, ERP, DW/Business Intelligence, Performance and Scalable Enterprise Application Architecture, Benchmark and Performance, Technical solutions marketing and management, Virtualization and Cloud solutions.

  medium_amddewerd3195.jpgDoug de Werd is the worldwide Product Manager for HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center. Doug has been with HPE for over 30 years, with previous roles including technical marketing for Windows virtualization, high performance computing, high availability clustering, international engineering support, and technical training. Doug graduated from the University of Notre Dame and previously was a high school science teacher. He has also worked as a system analyst and programmer.


rambo wang.jpg Rambo Wang - Technical Marketing Engineering, HPE Storage. Since joining Hewlett Packard at 2004, Rambo had worked in different roles within HPE as field presales, solution architect and system engineer, working on various products in HPE Storage. This unique experience is invaluable to HPE Converge IT offerings. In his most recent assignment as solution lead for Storage Solutions in Virtualized and Software-Defined environment, Rambo works closely with various HPE team including field presales/SA, Business Unit, RnD, marketing and Technical Services to make sure the best TCE of HPE Storage delivered to our customers.

 Making the connection

HPE Booth 701 will be home base for the HPE experts. By visiting the booth early in the event and often, you’ll be able to connect with them on the topics and solutions that are most important to you. You can also see HPE experts in action by attending:

  • The live and video demos of over 25 HPE/Microsoft solutions
  • The 37+ theater sessions addressing specific technologies and their applications.

 Visit the HPE Microsoft Ignite site for complete information about the event. More information about all of the impressive HPE – Microsoft joint solutions is available on our Strategic Alliance site,

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