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Find the right office-in-a-box sizing to fit your business

Give your customers and employees more of what they want with HPE Small Business Solutions for Small Office Deployment. A range of configuration sizes makes it easy for you to get what you want, too.

As you’re planning for re-opening your small or midsize business and bringing employees back to the office, you’re probably rethinking your business operations. Things like being more prepared for business continuity, staying better in touch with your customers, going digital, and enabling employees to do essential office tasks from home.

Small Business IT Solutions 400.jpgBy leveraging HPE Small Business Solutions for Small Office Deployment, together with Microsoft Windows Server Remote Desktop Service (RDS,) you can accomplish a lot of these goals. This solution includes a server and storage, as well as wired and wireless networking—all tested and validated together for a bulletproof solution. This will enable you to connect more effectively with today’s tech-savvy customers. These customers want to use their phones and tablets for everything—and they expect your employees and providers to be able to do the same.

HPE Small Business Solutions for Small Office Deployment enable you to provide:

  • Fast, free Wi-Fi access that customers can use while waiting or shopping
  • App-enabled services like checking in, ordering, paying, and account details—right from their phone
  • Account or inventory information for sales associates at the point of sale
  • For medical providers, access to patients’ latest records, securely, via a tablet or smartphone in the exam room.

Plus, you need to plan for letting employees work from anywhere, sometimes without much notice. If you’ve recently had to move to a work-from-home (WFH) model, you may have noticed productivity suffering as a result. There’s not a lot employees can do if they can’t access resources and tools at the main office. Moving forward, you want to make sure your employees have what they need to keep the business thriving—no matter where they do their work. RDS enables remote users to access a Microsoft Windows Server instance and its associated applications and data running in the main office. All the processing still takes place on your on-premises server—not on local user machines—and all instances run simultaneously on the on-premises secured server.

RDS is a great fit for simple desktop applications—like Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook—especially when most users access the same applications and use roughly the same amount of resources. For example, if you have a server at the office that runs batch jobs and your employees need to pull information from that server to do their work, RDS is a good option.

Choose from 3 configurations

We’ve recently updated and expanded our HPE Small Business Solutions for Small Office Deployment. These are validated solution bundles that include everything you need for supporting remote workers as well as on-site Wi-Fi. They bring together the performance, management, reliability, and security of HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers—all powered by Intel Xeon E-2200 series processors with “easy as 1-2-3” Aruba wireless access points (WAPs)—and the peace of mind of HPE Foundation Care. In addition, HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers feature HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), which enables industry-leading security as well as remote management capabilities.

You can now choose from three configurations, depending on how many users and devices you need to support:

The small configuration is based on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus that was just announced in March. It’s ideal for a very small office, up to 10 users with about 20 different devices. We’re currently working on investigating the number of remote users this solution can support with RDS.

  • HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus, powered by Intel® Xeon®, with Aruba Instant On AP11 WAP and optional HPE OfficeConnect 1820 Switch
  • Optional HPE RDX Removable Disk Backup for reliable disk-based backup with fast disaster recovery.

Scroll down to the end of this post to see short videos about this configuration and why it’s a perfect fit for SMB applications ranging from home offices to retail stores to small healthcare organizations.

The medium configuration is ideal for a more midsize office, up to 25 concurrent users (10 session-based RDS and 15 onsite) with about 50 different devices. This configuration is the ultimate in simplicity and speed for single sites:

  • HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen10 Server, powered by Intel Xeon processors, with HPE OfficeConnect 1920s switch and 2 x Aruba Instant On AP12 WAP
  • Optional HPE RDX Removable Disk Backup for reliable disk-based backup with fast disaster recovery.

The large configuration, for up to 100 concurrent users (20 session-based RDS and 80 onsite) and 2 devices per user, provides greater flexibility and features for one or more sites, with expanded storage to help you protect valuable digital assets:

  • HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Server, powered by Intel Xeon processors, with 2 x Aruba 2530 switches, 1 x Aruba Instant On AP15 WAP, and 4 x Aruba Instant On AP12 WAP
  • HPE StoreEasy 1460 for file sharing and backup
  • Optional HPE RDX Removable Disk Backup for backup and disaster recovery.

All three choices are hybrid cloud ready, giving you the option to back up data on- or off-premises with cloud services from Microsoft Azure or a managed service provider.

Learn more about HPE Small Business Solutions for Small Office Deployment and how they help you provide more of what customers want.

Flexible ways to pay

HPE can also help you enable business continuity with flexible financing. HPE Financial Services is committed to helping alleviate some of the strain from conducting business in the new reality. Protect your budget while ensuring business continuity with HPEFS Payment Deferral and 2020 Payment Relief programs. Learn more about HPE financing solutions to address economic challenges.

Get ready to boost productivity for remote workers and win over customers with fast, secure, and reliable Wi-Fi. Contact your HPE sales rep or authorized Channel Partner to find out more, or visit hpe.com/info/smb.

Watch the video below to learn more about the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus packaged in a Small Office Deployment, and why it’s a perfect fit for small retail stores, hospitality organizations, or home offices.

 

 

And check out these videos to learn about this configuration for secure small office or healthcare deployments and for affordable file and backup.

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I am a Solutions Marketing Manager for the Small and Midsized Segment at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I blog on topics of interest for Servers and Solutions.