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HPE ramps up cloud portfolio in unified analytics, data protection space

HPE ramps up cloud portfolio in unified analytics, data protection space
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Texas-based global IT solutions provider Hewlett Packard Enterprise has ramped up its portfolio for the cloud in the areas of unified analytics and data protection.  

The newer solutions, which are available as part as the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, will focus on the two areas, especially in terms of cloud environments.

HPE GreenLake is the company’s broader cloud services wing.  

GreenLake for analytics will focus on open and unified analytics cloud services, while the GreenLake data protection services will help with disaster recovery and backup offerings in the cloud.  

Unified analytics can be defined as a concept which brings together the areas of data science and data engineering, with a special focus on AI solutions. Similarly, open analytics refers to the integration of an open data access layer into business applications such as ERP, CRM, which can be directly incorporated into external analytics tools and programming languages while coding.  

“The big data and analytics software market, which IDC predicts will reach $110 billion by 20231, is ripe for disruption, as customers seek a hybrid solution for enterprise datasets on-premises and at the edge,” Antonio Neri, president and CEO, HPE, said.

In terms of unified analytics, HPE Ezmeral is the new solution that is focused on on-premise deployment of a data lakehouse platform, while the HPE Ezmeral ‘Data Fabric Object Store’ will help developers with Kubernetes native solutions.  

In terms of data protection, HPE launched a backup as-a-service offering for the hybrid cloud, along with a Disaster Recovery solution deployment through its latest acquisition of Zerto.

Zerto will provide disaster recovery as-a-service through GreenLake.  

In addition to disaster recovery and analytics solutions, HPE also said it has released a set of acceleration tools to speed up edge-to-cloud adoption.  

HPE’s GreenLake platform has roped in more than 1,200 customers, at close to $5.2 billion in contract value.

In its third quarter earnings call for 2021 HPE saw it’s as-a-service orders increase by 46% year-over-year.