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Podcast #111: HPE GreenLake Deep Dive

by Harold Fritts

This week Brian takes us on an HPE GreenLake deep dive with Omer Asad. Omer is SVP & GM of the $1.4 Billion Data Storage, Data Services SaaS, and HyperConverged business at HPE Storage and is responsible for Engineering, Product Management, and Operations for all Data and SaaS services in Storage and Data Infrastructure platforms.

This week Brian takes us on an HPE GreenLake deep dive with Omer Asad. Omer is SVP & GM of the $1.4 Billion Data Storage, Data Services SaaS, and HyperConverged business at HPE Storage and is responsible for Engineering, Product Management, and Operations for all Data and SaaS services in Storage and Data Infrastructure platforms.

A key component of GreenLake is the Alletra product portfolio. HPE Alletra delivers agility and simplicity for every application from edge to cloud and can be provided as a service, or a fully managed turnkey offering, all with the right mix of subscription and usage-based services. Recently, we ran a piece on the Alletra 5000, the latest in the Alletra portfolio.

Prior to becoming a member of the HPE Storage team, Omer was SVP & GM at Nimble Storage, acquired by HPE in 2017. Omer has also led teams at Pure Storage and Riverbed Technology. To say he has a deep technical understanding of customer challenges would be an understatement. In addition to storage, Omer is well versed in cloud and edge solutions.

More on HPE GreenLake from the June launch.

00:00  Introduction

  • Recap around HPE Discover
  • GreenLake service introduction
  • HPE as-a-Service meaning
  • Differentiation

04:40  What is GreenLake?

  • Cloud consumption and operation model
  • What does a typical customer look like?
  • Move to Hyperscalers

10:00  Advantages and simplicity

  • Public cloud vs. as-a-Service
  • Rate card attributes
  • Keep the rates simple

17:00  GreenLake overprovisioning for growth

  • Determining how much hardware to deliver
  • Importance of Infosight
  • Sizing is performed through Infosight data simulation

25:00 Physical vs. the planning

  • The timeframe from planning and worksheets to delivery
  • Determined by the subscriptions
  • How the hardware gets delivered
  • Turning up the service

30:00   Provisioned before it gets there

  • Fleet service
  • Lifecycle environment
  • Maintenance
  • HPE maintains a state machine for every customer environment
  • IT can do important work when subscribing to GreenLake

36:00  Customer owns the consoles

  • Allowing HPE support to maintain and support
  • What is the size of GreenLake
  • Built for all customers
  • Affordability – Rate Cards are available on partner sites

40:00  How does GreenLake fit the retail market

  • Home Depot is a reference model
  • Retail is a perfect fit
  • Aruba is a crucial part of edge locations
  • A rack can be built for most environments

45:00  Unexpected benefits of GreenLake

  • Simplicity for operations and procurement
  • Innovations for GreenLake
  • Application frameworks

51:00  Wrap Technology – cloud and edge

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