HPE Lighthouse & Project Aurora-Forbes
HPE announced enhancements in its GreenLake edge to cloud platform at its HPE Discover event. This platform provides cloud services in the data center, in a colocation center and at the edge. HPE says that, “These innovations enable customers to transform and modernize their workloads to a cloud operating model, optimize and secure applications from edge to cloud, and achieve a future-ready position capable of addressing and leveraging all forms of data, regardless of location.”
The company also announced GreenLake cloud services to support applications such as 5G, electronic medical records, financial services, data and risk analytics, high performance computing and artificial intelligence. The company says that its GreenLake cloud platform has over 1,200 customers representing $4.8B in total contract value and a 95% customers renewal rate. HPE also said that it now has a pay-per-use, consumption-based pricing model that will optimize at the silicon level for a more granular cloud experience.
GreenLake provides cloud services for servers, storage, networking and a number of software and workload applications. The new GreenLake Lighthouse is meant to provide easy to use workload-optimized solutions. HPE’s Project Aurora is developed to provide cloud-native zero-trust access to the company’s edge-to-cloud GreenLake. The figure below provides some features for Project Aurora.
Project Aurora automatically and continuously verifies the integrity of the hardware, firmware, operating systems, platforms and workload, including security workloads. The company says that Aurora (building upon HPE’s silicon root of trust technology) can automatically detect advanced threats from silicon to cloud in seconds, compared to today’s average of 28 days. Project Aurora will be embedded in HPE GreenLake Lighthouse and later extended into other GreenLake services.
Also, at HPE Discover, Kioxia was showcasing its lineup of enterprise SSDs, optimized for HPE ProLiant servers. These products include a new series of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the first-ever 24G enterprise SAS SSDs, and a class of value SAS SSDs that will drive the transition away from SATA SSDs.
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