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The New Way to Manage IT: ClearOS and HPE


I welcome Michael Proper, ClearCenter CEO, to our blogging community and am excited to have him tell the HPE and ClearOS IT management story. Here's his blog:

 Blog_ClearOS_6_6 (1).jpgIf you’ve ever been on the hook to manage IT for a small business, you know it’s nearly impossible to deploy a total solution that is simple, affordable and secure.

Why has that been acceptable in the past? Should small businesses really have to sacrifice enterprise-grade security or overpay for complicated solutions from multiple vendors—all managed from separate consoles?

Everything about the old way of managing IT now changes thanks to a new partnership between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and ClearCenter.

Today most small IT shops buy and maintain a rack full of several hardware and software solutions from multiple vendors. On-premises, you’ll find hardware deployments consisting of firewalls, switches, routers, NAS/SAN storage and servers. There’s also the need to buy and/or pay yearly maintenance agreements for software like server Operating Systems, virtualization, domains, directories and firewall updates.

But did you know all of the above can be replaced with an HPE server, a switch and ClearOS?

What is ClearOS?

It’s a rock-solid Linux server OS created by IT industry veterans that allows you to quickly and securely manage all of your organization’s IT needs. ClearOS built-in features combined with easily accessible ClearOS Marketplace apps completely replace all of the old piecemeal hardware, software and management components in your current rack.

Enterprise-grade security, firewall, content filtering, intrusion prevention/detection, dynamic VPN, reporting, bandwidth control, directories, domains, databases, backups, email, on-premises/cloud storage and more—all can now be deployed and managed centrally. ClearOS also features flexible deployment methods providing hybrid on-premises and cloud options unmatched by any other IT management platform.

Since ClearOS is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, you can rest assured knowing your new IT management platform comes from a solid foundation that is tested and secured by thousands of open source software developers.

When you get ClearOS through HPE, you’ll find ClearOS is imaged to install and run on HPE ProLiant servers within minutes and without hassle.

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 Blog by Michael Proper, ClearCenter CEO

Over the past 20 years, Michael has helped start and grow numerous companies in the IT industry and helped to create what is now known as the Managed Service Provider (MSP) sector.




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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.

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