Hybrid cloud has become a do-or-die strategy for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., as the company stakes the farm on its HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform.
So far the bet is paying off, with HPE GreenLake boasting 65,000 customers, over 70 services, and showing a triple-digit growth in orders for the third consecutive quarter.
“Everyone’s going to a hybrid, multicloud environment,” said Keith White (pictured), executive vice president and general manager of GreenLake Cloud Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. “Data is the new currency. And, obviously, everyone’s trying to push out to the edge, and GreenLake is that edge-to-cloud platform.”
White spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Dave Vellante and Lisa Martin at HPE Discover, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed the momentum of HPE GreenLake. (* Disclosure below.)
Hybrid cloud, multicloud, supercloud … it’s all good for HPE GreenLake
HPE GreenLake’s impressive stats don’t stop with growth; the platform has over a 96% retention rate, according to White.
“Once a customer’s on [HPE] GreenLake, they stay on it because they’re seeing the value,” he said.
One of HPE’s customers is global financial services company Barclays PLC, which has rebuilt its private cloud structure with HPE and is running over a hundred thousand workloads on HPE GreenLake. Then there is Australian container terminal operator Patrick Terminals, which runs its supply chain logistics on HPE GreenLake. There is also autonomous vehicle software company Zenseact, which is running “massive parallel computing capabilities [and] pulling in hundreds of petabytes of data to make driving safer,” White said.
With the announcement of HPE GreenLake private cloud services, HPE has expanded into offering a framework for financial services companies, such as Barclay’s, which are delivering cloud services and solutions for use within their global organization, essentially becoming cloud service providers for their internal business units. This is fantastic for HPE’s ecosystem growth but also enables customers to leverage the functionality of HPE GreenLake for their own internal IT work, White pointed out.
Many large enterprises use HPE GreenLake as part of a hybrid, multicloud strategy. Abstracting the complexity of this is important for business users who don’t need to know what services are running on which public cloud provider or if they’re on-premises or at the edge. This matches Wikibon’s concept of supercloud as an abstraction layer that goes across clouds, hiding the underlying complexities while adding value.
“It has to be part of the strategy,” stated White, who is “super excited” about supercloud because it meets the goal that HPE’s customers are trying to accomplish. “Which is that it’s not about the cloud, it’s about the solution and the business outcome,” he concluded.
Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the HPE Discover event:
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for HPE Discover. Neither Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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