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Hewlett Packard Enterprise | November 03, 2022
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a next generation compute portfolio that delivers a cloud operating experience designed to power hybrid environments and digital transformation. The new HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers provide organizations with intuitive, trusted, and optimized compute resources, ideally suited for a range of modern workloads, including AI, analytics, cloud-native applications, graphic-intensive applications, machine learning, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and virtualization.
“The foundation of any hybrid strategy is compute, HPE Compute brings businesses closer to the edge, where data is created, where new cloud experiences are delivered, and where security is integral. The new HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers are engineered for the hybrid world to deliver an intuitive cloud operating experience, trusted security by design, and optimized performance for workloads.”
Neil MacDonald, executive vice president and general manager, Compute, at HPE
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Intuitive cloud operating experience
On HPE ProLiant servers, an HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management subscription provides a cloud-native management console. This increases operational efficiency by securely automating the process to access, monitor, and manage servers, no matter where the compute environment lives.
The console provides simple, unified, and automated capabilities to allow customers to control their compute with global visibility and insight. Customers can also easily onboard thousands of distributed devices and benefit from faster server firmware updates to focus efforts on business operations, and not on managing complex IT infrastructure.
HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management also includes carbon footprint reporting for customers to view emission metrics, from individual servers to full compute environments, to monitor energy usage.
Trusted security by design
HPE continues to lead and deliver secure infrastructure, from edge to cloud, starting at the silicon level with the HPE Silicon Root of Trust, an industry-exclusive security capability that protects millions of lines of firmware code, from malware and ransomware, with a digital fingerprint that is unique to the server. Today, the HPE Silicon Root of Trust secures millions of HPE servers around the world.
The next-generation HPE ProLiant servers build on this security innovation with the following new features to protect data and systems:
Ensure verification and authentication for device components with the new version of the HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), with iLO6. ILO is a remote server management software that enables customers to securely configure, monitor, and update HPE servers seamlessly. The latest version features new authentication using the Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM), a key security capability in servers for authenticating and securely monitoring devices in an open standards-based approach.
Prevent alterations to unique server identity access with the inclusion of platform certifications and Secure Device Identity (iDevID) by default.
Gain an additional layer of authentication by monitoring a secure boot and system state through the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
Adopt the highest level of security through the HPE Trusted Supply Chain. The HPE Trusted Supply Chain advances end-to-end security with certified servers that feature hardened data protection during the manufacturing process. Recently, HPE extended options for certified servers, from US-based factories, to produce and ship worldwide.1
Optimized performance for any workload
As organizations run more demanding workloads, including AI, machine learning, and rendering projects, they require optimal compute and accelerated compute performance. The next-generation HPE ProLiant servers are optimized to deliver high performance on an organization’s most data-intensive workloads and support a diverse set of architectures, including 4th Generation AMD EPYC™ processors, 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, and Ampere® Altra® and Ampere® Altra® Max Cloud Native Processors.
Compared to the previous generation, the new HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers support twice as much I/O bandwidth for the most demanding applications, 50% more cores per CPU for improved workload consolidation, and 33% more high-performance GPU density per server to support AI and graphic-intensive workloads.
Service providers, and enterprises that are embracing cloud-native workloads, require dedicated, cloud-native compute to deliver agile and extensible capabilities to drive innovation. In June 2022, HPE announced that it was the first tier-one server provider to offer compute with optimized cloud-native silicon, using Ampere® Altra® and Ampere® Altra® Max Cloud Native Processors in the new HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server.
Delivering a pay-as-you-go consumption model with HPE GreenLake
Organizations looking to transition from one generation to the next, can adopt HPE’s next-generation compute through a traditional infrastructure purchase or through a pay-as-you-go model with HPE GreenLake. HPE GreenLake is an as-a-service platform that enables customers to accelerate data-first modernization and provides over 70 cloud services that can run on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and in the public cloud.
Additionally, through HPE Financial Services (HPEFS), customers can convert existing technology assets into capital to purchase new or upgraded technology.
Expanding the customer experience with new services
Through HPE Pointnext Services, an award-winning team of over 15,000 experts, customers adopting the HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers can leverage in-depth global expertise to deploy next-generation HPE ProLiant servers and create new experiences, gain real-time insights from their data, and modernize IT to unlock value.
Today, HPE unveiled enhancements to its customer experience, supporting HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers, including:
HPE Pointnext Complete Care Secure Locations offers customers assigned experts to deliver support to locations where access, connectivity as well as electronic and verbal communications, are subject to specific security measures.
HPE Expert on Demand provides customers with access to services professionals with dedicated expertise related to HPE’s next-generation compute offerings.
HPE Support Center, which provides online services and a support platform, has been enhanced to include greater collaboration, case management, enhanced virtual agent troubleshooting and a new digital insights dashboard.
Support for HPE’s next-generation compute has been extended from three to five years, to up to seven years.
HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers featuring 4th Generation AMD EPYC™ processors will be available to order worldwide starting on November 10, and available through the HPE GreenLake cloud platform.
The HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server using Ampere processors is available to order worldwide today.
All HPE ProLiant servers can be purchased through HPE and HPE’s channel partners.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com
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HPE ProLiant servers – Customer Quote Sheet
Fernando Hortal, CTO, Pleiades
“At Pleiades, our mission is to assist companies in adopting new technologies and solutions through our technology services, which include architecting labs for proof-of-concepts, and training. Having high-performing, reliable, secure and efficient compute is key to optimizing our business. The new HPE ProLiant Gen11 server is already more powerful that anything we have experienced in the data center, and through the new HPE iLO6, we have gained more control and security of our devices to guarantee the integrity of our compute environment. We look forward to using these powerful capabilities to continue innovating and enabling new workloads.”
Christian Sack, Lead System Architect, Canon
“At Canon, our customers expect the highest level of reliability, performance and security due to their mission critical workload. That is why we are delighted to partner with HPE to adopt next-generation HPE ProLiant servers. This new generation will deliver all the capabilities we rely on from HPE, but with unprecedented levels of performance, simplified management and enhanced security.”
Vasco Portugal, CEO and Co-Founder of Sensei
“At Sensei, we are committed to transforming retail to deliver a seamless shopping experience for customers while also optimizing operations with automated, cashier-less stores. In partnership Through our global OEM partnership with HPE, and using its HPE ProLiant servers that delivers high-performance and versatility to support a range of workloads, we have successfully driven deployed our proprietary AI-enabled applications software and hardware platform that turns physical stores autonomous and cashierless, while digitizing store operations and boosted inventory efficiencies. We look forward to the new HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers, that will provide even greater performance and flexibility to innovate with AI and machine learning.”
Craig Sinasac, Vice-President Development & Technology at Velocix
"We provide class-leading, carrier-grade streaming technology that our customers use to deliver video services to millions of people around the globe. Our software runs on HPE ProLiant servers to maximise performance, minimise power consumption, and achieve the rock-solid reliability required to stream high-quality video content with the lowest possible latency. We look forward to adding the upcoming HPE ProLiant Gen 11 servers to our portfolio to further extend our performance and flexibility advantage.”
Nate Engum, Information Systems, Kimley-Horn
“Our greatest difficulty was transferring huge data files to our branch offices for updates, and HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management solved this problem with a novel approach. Instead of pulling down the entire file, we could schedule updates and the system would download only the necessary data for that specific update. Overnight, the server update process went from about four hours to 45 minutes. That is a considerable improvement in terms of the operational impact of downtime.”
Roger Hilton, Technical Advisor of Global Deployment, Infrastructure, & Integration, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
“We partnered with HPE and worked closely with their engineering team to help bring HPE GreenLake for Compute Ops Management to life. It allows me to rest easy as an IT professional because I no longer have to worry about a component failing or a firmware update breaking our infrastructure. Imagine being on vacation and pushing out firmware without interrupting your holiday. That’s what you get.”
Michael Taylor, IT Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
“We don’t have the luxury of time to relay data back to the factory to process and send results back to the track. We need the ability to process data and make those decisions faster, at the edge, and that is why the team deployed a mobile data center, based on HPE ProLiant servers, to provide our engineering team with the processing power required to compute and visualize data at-scale. There is no doubt that next-generation HPE ProLiant servers will provide the same level of reliability with even greater performance and capabilities to process data-intensive workloads at the edge to unlock insights in real-time.”
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SoftwareReviews | October 21, 2022
SoftwareReviews, a leading source for insights on the software provider landscape, has published its 2022 Desktop as a Service Data Quadrant, naming two providers as Gold Medalists.
Desktop as a service (DaaS) software delivers a desktop environment through a hosted service provided through virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Software features include desktop management, device support, desktop environment, and secure connectivity.
With remote and hybrid work here to stay, organizations are seeking cost-effective ways to make remote work more convenient for and accessible to their employees. By adopting DaaS, organizations can benefit from lower IT costs while efficiently permitting employees to work remotely without the need to provide company-owned laptops.
To support organizations considering which DaaS software to invest in this year, SoftwareReviews has identified the top two providers. These insights are based on verified survey data collected from 143 end-user reviews. The leading providers have received high scores on SoftwareReviews' Data Quadrant.
Providers are ranked by a composite satisfaction score, called a Composite Score (CS), that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend.
The 2022 Desktop as a Service Software Gold Medalists are as follows:
VMware Horizon Cloud, 8.5 CS, ranked high for secure connectivity.
Amazon WorkSpaces, 8.5 CS, ranked high for ease of implementation.
SoftwareReviews' comprehensive software reviews provide the most accurate and detailed view of a complicated and ever-changing market. The data comes from users who use the software day in and day out and IT professionals who have worked with it intimately through procurement, implementation, and maintenance.
SoftwareReviews is the most in-depth source of buyer data and insights for the enterprise software market. By collecting customer experience data from business and IT professionals, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software.
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Quest | October 07, 2022
Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, today announced enhancements to NetVault® Plus – a cloud-ready enterprise data protection solution that enables protection and recovery of all systems, applications and data across a complex IT environment. NetVault Plus 13.1 users can now gain instant restore of systems, applications and data, reduce the risk of data loss through continuous data protection and significantly lower backup storage costs using deduplicated storage, both on-premises and in the cloud.
The shift from the traditional office to a more hybrid workplace has upped the ante when it comes to data protection and backup and recovery efforts. A recent trends report found that 67% of organizations now use cloud services as part of their data protection strategies, and 42% of IT leaders consider hybrid‑cloud workload protection the most important aspect of enterprise backup. In the same report, 20% of IT implementers say improving recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) will drive changing their backup solution in 2022.
NetVault Plus 13.1 provides a new continuous data protection workflow. Featuring incremental forever backups and synthetic full creation at the storage layer. Users can also leverage the new workflow with VMware virtual machines and their Microsoft 365 data including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Teams, OneDrive and Azure Active Directory. This enhancement allows users to run backups more frequently to reduce the risk of data loss and damage and address demanding RPOs.
This innovative protection technology also enables NetVault Plus 13.1 to offer instant restoration for VMware virtual environments. It allows users to either instantly recover a virtual machine back to production or simply boot for testing, from any incremental point directly from immutable deduplicated storage. This reduces costs by decreasing time to recovery and removing the need for special hardware appliances, non-deduplicated landing zones or staging areas.
“As market demands and challenges grow, Quest’s award-winning NetVault Plus data protection solution continues to advance to help organizations meet demanding RTO and RPO parameters and attain their business continuity and disaster recovery goals, With its broad system, application, virtualization and cloud support, NetVault Plus 13.1 delivers a powerful yet easy to use data protection solution that is used globally to protect data centers, remote office and cloud resources.”
Heath Thompson, President and GM, ISM at Quest
NetVault Plus 13.1 adds:
Continuous data protection and instant of VMware virtual machines.
Continuous data protection for Microsoft Office 365 data to deduplicated immutable storage.
Instant restore of VMware virtual machines direct from deduplicated, immutable storage.
Backup direct to object storage provides simplified SaaS application protection leveraging native cloud storage.
Immutable backup storage helps organizations protect business-critical systems, applications and data, reducing risks of successful ransomware or cyber-attack.
Enterprise class data protection for hybrid, cloud environments ensuring business resilience through disaster recovery readiness.
NetVault Plus 13.1 also provides the ability to backup directly to S3 compatible object storage in public cloud, private cloud and on-premises object storage arrays, allowing adoption of cloud workflows and simple storage mechanisms.
About Quest Software
Quest creates software solutions that make the benefits of new technology real in an increasingly complex IT landscape. Quest helps customers solve their next IT challenge, from maximizing the value of their data to Active Directory and Office 365 management, and cybersecurity resilience. Around the globe, more than 130,000 companies and 95% of the Fortune 500 count on Quest to become data empowered, deliver proactive management and monitoring for the next enterprise initiative, find the next solution for complex Microsoft challenges, and stay ahead of the next threat. Quest Software. Where next meets now.