HPE’s new edge-to-cloud solutions operate unmodified Microsoft Enterprise Applications at the Edge

HPE Discover is known for its introduction of new, blockbuster solutions. This year’s event is no exception.  

w with cell and coffee outside.jpgHPE just announced a family of edge-to-cloud solutions enabled by HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems designed to help organizations simplify their hybrid IT environment.  By running the same enterprise applications at the edge, in data centers and in the cloud, the solutions allow organizations to more efficiently capitalize on the vast amounts of data created in remote and distributed locations like factories, oil rigs or energy grids. 

This is great news for environments with Microsoft SQL Server and Azure technologies. There’s even better news since HPE provides tested and validated solution architectures for the implementation and operation of these stacks on HPE Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 Converged Edge Systems. 

By running these applications with enterprise-class performance, manageability, and security from edge to cloud, the new HPE solutions enable customers to: 

  • Drive business innovation with real-time processes at the edge – The new edge-to-cloud solutions enable customers to leverage advanced analytics, AI and IoT capabilities in remote locations such as oil rigs, factories and wind farms to minimize equipment downtime, increase automation and create new business models.
  • Expedite action and controls across the enterprise and supply chain – Using the same application stacks at the edge, in data centers, and in the cloud, simplifies the sharing of critical data and insights from the edge across locations to enable data correlation, deep learning and process coordination.
  • Simplify hybrid IT – HPE’s edge-to-cloud solutions reduce complexity and administration cost as the edge platforms can now be managed with the same HPE and partner management tools and processes as in the data center.  

phpWkyelh_59b2e776be77f_59b2efacc16bd.jpgHPE also announced the HPE Edgeline Extended Storage Adapter option kit, adding up to 48 terabytes of software-defined storage to HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems. This enhancement enables storage-intensive use cases like artificial intelligence (AI), video analytics or databases at the edge, while leveraging industry-standard storage management tools such as Microsoft Storage Spaces. 

More information on the new HPE edge-to-cloud solutions is available in this launch Press Release

Look for additional information on the HPE – Microsoft Strategic Alliance site and the HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems sites. 

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About the Author


Urs Renggli is the Global Marketing Lead for the Microsoft and SAP Alliances, directing all aspects of HPE's global alliance marketing strategy and partner marketing. He is responsible for developing and implementing end-to-end sales and marketing Initiatives and programs. Urs has spent a number of years at both HPE and Microsoft and understands both the power and importance of this strategic alliance in terms of the solutions it delivers to customers.