Hewlett Packard Enterprise Delivers Innovations to Drive the Next Wave of Intelligent Edge Adoption

New IoT and edge offerings, and partner program, accelerate
deployment of personalized digital experiences and smart operations

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced new edge
solutions, research labs, and programs to simplify and accelerate
Intelligent Edge adoption, enabling customers to create unique digital
experiences and leverage analytics and machine learning to adapt to
changes in real-time. The new offerings and programs include:

  • Major enhancements to Aruba Central, the only cloud-based platform
    that unifies network management, AI-powered analytics, user-centric
    service assurance and security for wired, wireless and WAN at the edge.
  • Integrations and new turnkey edge-to-cloud solutions, delivered with
    ABB, Microsoft and PTC, enabling real-time intelligence and control in
    industrial environments.
  • The Intelligent Edge and IoT Center of Excellence (CoE) and Labs, part
    of Hewlett Packard Labs, to develop and commercialize new capabilities
    and technologies that accelerate customers’ and partners’ Intelligent
    Edge journey.

Research suggests that over the next decade, the Internet of Things
(IoT) and related data growth has an economic potential of up to $11
trillion per year.1 To capture this potential, organizations
need to implement an Intelligent
Edge
, an architecture that is fully connected, secured, distributed
and autonomous. However, to scale the Intelligent Edge across the value
chain, organizations need solutions that secure and simplify deployment
and management, converge operational technology (OT) with IT and address
the lack of skills and funding.

“The edge has emerged as the new center of the digital universe,
opening up opportunities for organizations to create new digital
experiences and gain competitive advantages,” said Keerti Melkote,
founder and president, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
“Today, we announce innovations that will enable our customers to
capitalize on these experiences and opportunities by dramatically
simplifying, securing and accelerating the deployment of the Intelligent
Edge.”

Unified cloud-based platform dramatically simplifies edge
infrastructure security and management for the mobile, cloud and IoT era

Siloed network management solutions are creating complexity and
increasing time to remediation. To accelerate IT operations and allow IT
professionals time to focus on innovation, Aruba is making significant
enhancements to Aruba Central. With these enhancements, customers will
benefit from AI-powered network analytics, improved security and
user-centric assurance for wired, wireless and WAN edge infrastructures
from a single point of control. Significant advancements include:

  • Advanced AI-powered analytics
    and assurance
    capabilities based on Aruba NetInsight
    and User
    Experience Insight
    allow IT professionals to resolve
    infrastructure problems quickly before they impact the organization.
    Now integrated into the Aruba Central cloud-based platform, Aruba’s
    Analytics and Assurance capabilities deliver IT professionals a way to
    quickly remediate intermittent network issues while also proactively
    identifying how to optimize customers’ infrastructures to ensure
    optimal experiences.
  • Software-defined branch (SD-Branch) and SD-WAN, managed on
    Aruba Central, is now enhanced with improved branch management and
    orchestration capabilities to centrally define business-intent
    policies to meet the hybrid cloud connectivity needs for distributed
    enterprises and reduce operational costs. The new SD-WAN
    Orchestrator
    in Aruba Central makes it easier for IT professionals
    to deploy flexible and secure overlay topologies in a large-scale edge
    infrastructure, connecting thousands of branch locations with multiple
    data centers. Aruba Virtual Gateways now available for AWS and Azure,
    combined with orchestration, cost-effectively extends network and
    security policies to workloads running in the public cloud. The new SaaS
    prioritization
    feature not only enhances the performance of SaaS
    applications but also provides visibility about the end-user
    experience for business-critical applications, such as Microsoft
    Office 365 and Salesforce.
  • Integrated in Aruba Central, Aruba ClearPass Device Insight
    provides IoT visibility and security via a single pane of glass,
    employing automated device discovery, and machine learning-based
    fingerprinting and identification. Used in conjunction with Aruba
    ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba’s dynamic
    segmentation
    security capabilities, networking and security teams
    can automate unique policy enforcement down to each device and user.
  • New network management workflow enhancements are
    integrated into Aruba Central to accelerate device provisioning with
    an automated mobile app to deliver network health views and
    troubleshooting across all locations allowing IT to focus on
    delivering the needs of the business.

To provide organizations more flexibility and choice in how they obtain
and support their edge infrastructure, Aruba solutions are also
available via HPE GreenLake for Aruba a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)
subscription-based offering.

Turnkey edge-to-cloud solutions enable real-time intelligence at the
industrial edge

In industrial environments, the Intelligent Edge requires an intricate
interplay between sensors, actuators, networks, applications and
infrastructures from edge to cloud. It also involves unique challenges
including harsh environmental conditions, intermittent network
connectivity and lack of qualified on-site staff. Consequently, such
deployments are often costly, slow and vulnerable to security and
reliability problems. To simplify, accelerate and secure deployments,
HPE is launching pre-integrated turnkey edge-to-cloud solutions in
collaboration with key industry partners:

  • The integration of ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor technology with Aruba
    access points
    is designed to deliver a scalable, high-performance
    wireless connectivity solution for operational technology (OT)
    equipment such as motors, mounted bearings and pumps. This allows
    industrial companies to capture valuable data and insights from their
    equipment to proactively monitor their condition and performance, and
    plan maintenance in advance in order to avoid costly and disruptive
    downtime.
  • Jointly developed by ABB, HPE, Microsoft and Rittal, the Secure
    Edge Data Center for Microsoft Azure Stack
    is the industry’s first
    enterprise-grade edge appliance for Microsoft
    Azure Stack
    , enabling real-time intelligence and action in harsh
    industrial environments, while providing seamless integration with
    Microsoft Azure. The appliance provides
    IP55-rated environmental protection, cooling, redundant power supply
    and distribution and automated management
    – allowing customers to
    run pre-configured, high-end enterprise applications in locations such
    as factories or oil rigs.
  • HPE Edgeline IoT Quick Connect dramatically simplifies the
    convergence of OT and IT, enabling customers to monitor and control OT
    equipment such as machines or motors in real time. Jointly delivered
    with Microsoft, HPE Edgeline IoT Quick Connect is based on the HPE
    Edgeline OT Link Platform
    , which connects OT devices, the HPE
    Edgeline EL300 Converged Edge System
    and Microsoft
    Azure IoT
    , a collection of cloud services to connect, monitor and
    control IoT assets.
  • Fast Start Condition Monitoring enables customers to set up
    condition monitoring within 90 days to deliver performance and
    availability of their OT equipment. An end-to-end solution implemented
    by HPE
    Pointnext Services
    , Fast
    Start Condition Monitoring
    is designed for customers who want to
    get started quickly with condition monitoring, but lack the skills to
    do so. HPE Pointnext Services help define use cases, OT data sources
    and workflows, and implement pilots for proof of value, based on HPE
    Edgeline Converged Edge Systems, the HPE Edgeline OT Link Platform and
    PTC’s ThingWorx®
    Industrial IoT platform.

Investing in partner ecosystem and future technologies to accelerate
Intelligent Edge adoption

The newly established Intelligent Edge and IoT CoE & Lab provides
critical capabilities and technologies to HPE’s partners and customers
to accelerate Intelligent Edge adoption. It will guide partner
activities, M&A and research in the following areas:

  • Knowledge transfer to HPE’s channel partners to accelerate market
    adoption of the Intelligent Edge
    with the Channel to Edge
    Institute (CEI), a program which helps HPE’s channel partners gain the
    required expertise to effectively recommend, sell, implement and
    manage Intelligent Edge solutions for their customers. The CEI
    provides training on Intelligent Edge use cases and business cases and
    will deploy joint go-to-market programs with HPE’s channel and
    ecosystem partners.
  • Research programs to drive rapid commercialization of Intelligent
    Edge technologies that simplify edge-to-cloud management and OT-IT
    convergence and enable new use cases
    – this includes, among
    others, a unified provisioning, policy and security management across
    wired networks, Wi-Fi and 5G; the next generation of HPE’s
    first-of-a-kind HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems and HPE Edgeline
    OT Link Platform; and real-time video analytics for quality, security
    and customer experience applications.

Availability

  • Initial enhancements for Aruba Central 2.5 are available starting in
    July 2019
  • The integration of ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor technology with Aruba
    access points will be available end of 2019
  • The Secure Edge Data Center for Microsoft Azure Stack is now available
    with IEC certification and will be available with UL certification in
    August 2019
  • HPE Edgeline IoT Quick Connect will be available in July 2019
  • Fast Start Condition Monitoring will be available in France and
    Netherlands in July 2019 and will be generally available by end of 2019

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global technology leader focused on
developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture,
analyze, and act upon data seamlessly from edge to cloud. HPE enables
customers to accelerate business outcomes by driving new business
models, creating new customer and employee experiences, and increasing
operational efficiency today and into the future.

1https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/consumer-packaged-goods/our-insights/digital-and-analytics-in-consumer/capabilities/getting-your-data-house-in-order

Contacts

Patrik Edlund, HPE
+49 7031 450 24 63
[email protected]

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