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How did HPE OEM help Harmonic acquire high-performance live video streaming solutions worldwide?

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The media & entertainment industry has gone through disruptive transformations over the last 20 years. Millennials, nowadays, spend more time streaming content than watching it on television, while more than 20 percent of them prefer viewing shows on their mobile devices. If you enjoy streaming video, whether on your TV or smartphone, there is a good chance you need to thank Harmonic- the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services. That’s because, behind that content streaming on your device, there is a sophisticated digital compression, media processing, and delivery technology pioneered by Harmonic, built on reliable, high-performance HPE ProLiant servers. As an OEM partner, Harmonic gains the advantage of global product distribution and warranty support, along with the HPE brand to solidify its leading position in the industry.

Harmonic acquires HPE ProLiant DL360, DL380, and DL20 Gen10 servers with extended service life to power its video streaming appliances and controllers. The OEM program also provides Harmonic with global distribution and warranty support to serve customers responsively and efficiently. According to Stephan Cloirec, Vice-President of Video Appliance Product Management, Harmonic, “There is no doubt in the mind of our customers that we are using the right brand of servers. The HPE brand gives our customers greater confidence in Harmonic that we are maintaining our premium, tier-one standards of excellence".

Harmonic was looking for a vendor that provided the same high standards of product quality and stability as Harmonic. They eventually opted for HPE as it met all the technical requirements, and also provided support on a worldwide basis. As HPE also provides global cost alignment, Harmonic can now offer consistent pricing to their customers regardless of their location, ensuring more predictable profitability. As an HPE OEM partner, Cloirec points out that the HPE OEM program provides them with early access to new generations of HPE technology, enabling Harmonic to continually evolve its solutions to compete effectively. “We want to stay on the leading edge, not be six months behind the market. By keeping up with the latest generation of processors and memory to get the highest performance, we can stay ahead of the competition”, he stated.

This rising demand for providing good content & streaming from multiple devices at any time and place is putting pressure on OEMs to innovate. While streaming media continues to challenge traditional content creation and distribution models, HPE OEM helps in accelerating how the communications and media industries make global connections. Partnering with HPE OEM helps content delivery providers streamline production, content creation, and workflow, thereby ensuring satisfactory customer experience. This is because HPE OEM has the resources, experience, and expertise to design and construct the infrastructure you need to evolve, succeed, and profit in the rapidly evolving media business. To learn more about HPE OEM offerings, click here.


Paul Santilli
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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