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Optimizing SMB Operations with a Hybrid IT Environment



Hybrid IT, with its combination of infrastructure, applications, and services, is perfect for growing businesses. It gives businesses the ability to create a mix of on-premises IT with public and private cloud so their IT environment is tailored to fit their individual needs. For small and midsize businesses (SMBs) who need fast, reliable, and cost-effective IT solutions, this customization is especially important. In fact, Hybrid IT gives SMBs the ability to generate real-time insight from data, more easily connect to customers, and more rapidly deliver applications and services while constantly maintaining security.


Source: HPE 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)’s approach to Hybrid IT utilizes on-premises solutions like HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, which give businesses a secure and affordable foundation for all their IT needs. With the world’s most secure industry standard servers, businesses can modernize their infrastructure to gain the performance and power needed to accelerate their transformation to a hybrid environment.

The new ProLiant Gen10 servers are key to infrastructure modernization, accelerating business insights across a hybrid world of on-premises IT, public and private cloud. Businesses who invest in ProLiant Gen10 servers stand to gain the following:

  • Right-sized balance of performance and price. These servers have Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which optimize interconnectivity with a focus on speed without compromising data security, giving these servers up to a 71 percent performance boost over the previous generation.
  • Industry leading security. ProLiant Gen10 servers, the world’s most secure industry standard servers, are equipped with Silicon Root of Trust, a direct link between custom HPE silicon and the firmware designed that prevents compromised firmware code from executing and recovers proper code automatically. Combined with Secure Recovery with firmware rollback, these servers offer enhanced security solutions to reduce business’s risk of cyber or physical attacks.
  • Simplified management and support. ProLiant Gen10 servers use HPE OneView, an infrastructure automation engine that eliminates manual processes, and Integrated Lights Out (iLO) 5, a server management engine that configures, monitors, and fast maintenance updates. With these innovations, Gen10 servers provide businesses intelligent problem resolution and integrated remote support, creating a simple support experience.

HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10 servers are high performance 1P tower with enterprise-class features such as redundancy, reliability, and manageability, making it the perfect fit for growing SMBs. These systems are compact, with less than a 19-inch depth, and it supports Optional Redundant Fan and Redundant Power Supply to prevent data loss and downtime, making the server more reliable. They also come preloaded with ClearOS Software, an operating system that offers a simple, intuitive interface that allows businesses to download and deploy the necessary applications for their core business processes. With ClearOS, businesses pay only for what they use so there are no unnecessary applications and services costing additional money.

While HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10 servers are ideal for growing SMBs looking for enterprise-class features, HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 servers are also a good choice because they are powerful and versatile 2P towers that deliver ideal performance and scalability for changing business needs. These servers offer two Intel Xeon Platinum processors, increased expandability capacity without compromise, and the ability to mix and match storage within the same chassis, all while providing the same enhanced security innovations as ProLiant ML110 Gen10 servers.

Businesses who invest in Hybrid IT using the new ProLiant Gen10 servers as a foundation will gain the ability to be hyperconnected to customers, deploy services and data rapidly, and learn from data with real-time insights.

To learn more about how HPE ProLiant ML110 and ML350 Gen10 servers can help create a Hybrid IT environment to optimize operations in your SMB, follow us on Twitter at @HPE_SMB.  

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VP/GM for HPE ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers and SMB Solutions. Previously VP/GM for HPE Server Software and Enterprise Solutions. Prior to HPE, Tim founded and partnered in technology management to provide strategic and operational expertise to both established and emerging companies. Seventeen years at Dell with scope of responsibility broad and inclusive for managing the company’s single largest P/L of the core product portfolio. Established successful start-up businesses in new product segments. Worked in Asia to consolidate and scale global development and operations while engaging new business partners to create a forward-thinking organization responsible for the long-term horizon in business investments, technology planning and solution development.