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Software-Defined & Cloud

Happy New Year!! As I did last year I wanted to highlight a couple of product successes we received in 2018 before moving to the new year. The first is around HPE OneView which continues to lead the industry as the best infrastructure management application. It was great to see CRN validating this claim and naming HPE OneView 4.1 as Enterprise Software 2018 Product of the Year! Second was in the hyperconverged Infrastructure category, where HPE SimpliVity was placed as a leader in both the Forrester Wave and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for HCI. These were both great recognition results to achieve and I am really excited to see where we will be with both these products at the end of 2019.

And talking about 2019, continue to keep your ears open for a lot more news around Composable Infrastructure. During HPE Discover Madrid there were a couple of new exciting solutions announced. Firstly, HPE Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL - an open, hybrid cloud platform enabled by composability that allows enterprises to deliver cloud speed, scale, and economics to innovate faster. And second, the industry’s first Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution with Composable Fabric;  which make HPE SimpliVity a fully comprehensive hyperconverged offering specifically designed to provide end-to-end software-defined automation for compute, storage and networking—all managed via a familiar single user interface. The solution brings cloud agility, scalability and simplicity to the enterprise data center—in a single building block. All exciting stuff which I will continue to highlight through 2019


Chris Purcell has 29+ years of experience working with technology within the datacenter. Currently focused on integrated systems (server, storage, networking and cloud which come wrapped with a complete set of integration consulting and integration services.)

You can find Chris on Twitter as @Chrispman01 and @HPE_ConvergedDI and his contribution to the HPE CI blog at www.hpe.com/info/ciblog