HPEDiscover

Discover 2015 London
Open CrowdChat for thought leaders and social conversations at HPE Discover @HPEDiscover & #theCUBE
   4 years ago
#HPEDiscover5 Cloud Questions for HPE Team5 Cloud questions from the crowd for HPE team of execs and influencers to answer.
John Furrier
CEO Meg Whitman disclosed Microsoft Azure will become a preferred public cloud partner" for HPE, which will be detailed next week. HPE will "serve as a preferred provider of Microsoft infrastructure & services for its hybrid cloud
John Furrier
thoughts from @bgracely @stu @dfloyer @dvellante on this topic. I see this as huge deal for HP; WinTel for the cloud is something HP is familiar with from old days
John Furrier
#HPE #Azure deal comes a month after HP announced it's shutting down its public cloud services ops, rather than compete head-on with well-established players such as Amazon, Azure, Google
Brian Gracely
good to see HP defining its new public cloud strategy after the announcements over the last few months. will be interesting to see if their focus is on-prem Azure on servers or moving applications to Azure public cloud.
John Furrier
@GeorgeO just commented that HP is surrendering not sure if he's referring to in general or just the public cloud game
John Furrier
@bgracely What does this mean for VMware HP relationship?
Brian Gracely
as you noted when talking with Dave Donatelli, if vendors don't own/operate your own public cloud, they'll end up being a reseller of other services. changes their business model.
John Furrier
. @bgracely yes partnering with Azure changes HP business model so they need to create value with software which isn't their core competency to add to the hardware business
Brian Gracely
HPE is still a huge distributor of VMware via their servers, even with the Helion/OpenStack offerings. will be interesting to hear the HPE Public vs. Private Cloud messaging next week.
John Furrier
I'll get the scoop in London next week
Brian Gracely
the WinTel analogy is convenient, but the world is moving to non-Windows OS (Linux, iOS, Android) on many more devices. it's a different world going forward.
Crowd Captain
Timothy Jones ‏@timbeejones commented
Timothy Jones "Critical for HP will be selling to new SaaS verticals, and not depending on telecom to pull through server revenue."
John Furrier
@bgracely WinTel is what they have installed in the base and familiar with the new world is cloud/mobile/data with both horizontal and vertical scaled opensource software models. Developer-led products is the new scale point for revenue
Dave Vellante
@bgracely @bgracely @furrier HP has always been comfortable re-selling and, like Dell, can generate profits doing so. But the really big $ will be made owning ur cloud. But it's very hard - to wit VMware
John Furrier
Rob Enderle wrote a scathing post on HP and Yahoo board http://www.itbusines...
Phil Dunn
And the question is how will HP's partnership with Azure be any different than Dell's? My guess its going to be down to who can survive on less margin http://www.enterpris...
John Furrier
@Phil_Dunn1 great point on the Dell Microsoft deal. HP is comfortable with Microsoft with years of experience partnering. Can HPE adjust its' business model to be cloud native in this new era or style of IT
Bert Latamore
@bgracely What does the Azure deal mean for Helion in hybrid deals? Will HP be using it or Microsoft cloud tools?
Bert Latamore
@bgracely Also, what about HP and AWS? last year it bought Eucalyptus & integrated it into Helion. But not much since re hybrid cloud with AWS.
Phil Dunn
I see a lot of challenges for HPE going forward. Once VMWare owned by Dell, how will HPE continue to be focused/sell a key competitors product?
Phil Dunn
@dvellante How will HPE make money once they’ve sold Azure Public cloud to their customers & migrated them? Game over? From the pot into frying pan?
Phil Dunn
@bgracely Problem is partnering with a competitor becomes a long term viability issue. Azure Public Cloud replaces HPE
Bert Latamore
@HPE Networking Global Product Line Management VP Dominic Wilde live now on #theCUBE http://bit.ly/1LIX7a...
Bert Latamore
Join the discussion, post questions at http://bit.ly/1Ss8vx...
Bert Latamore
As we integrate what was HP Networking with Aruba, creating an access lane. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
John Furrier
Policy driven access control is the big thing in wireless and wired networking says HP
Bert Latamore
You don't want 2 different operational models for wirelss & wired, particularly for IoT. It doesn't matter what the connection medium is. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
If something ided as a sensor starts asking for patient records, I know there's a problem there because the policy says it is a sensor. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
Job one is bringing that under the management layer, Clearpath security, & integrating wired & wireless. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
John Furrier
big data is a great opportunity for Aruba wireless and HP Networking to change the game on networking
Bert Latamore
The advent of multi Gbit wireless is the point where enterprise adopts wireless as a primary medium. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
To do that we had to bring all the wireless software IP together with the wired was a big job. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
John Furrier
HPE Networking with Aruba eliminates the overlay issues with wireless to bring in unified networking policy
Bert Latamore
We're executing on that quickly. Product roadmap is defined. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
We were a great alternative to Cisco. What we want to be is a leader & we are in innovation. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
ITOs finding the LOB is defining what they need to do & they are partners. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
Everybody has a different idea of what SDN is. My idea is it is a different way of looking at the network. It defines the network as a system. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
It's about automation & making things dynamic. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
SDN lets you make the network dynamic & agile. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
The network already holds a lot of context info. Bringing that out in software makes management much easier. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
Within IoT the #1 thing is understanding what you want to do. People tend to jump the gun and go direct to implementation. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
At the 49er stadium I can tell every customer where the nearest bathroom is, where the shortest line is. That's 1.0 of mobile engagement. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
We recognized to do that you need an Aruba infrastructure. But lots of companies can't just rip & replace. We now have sensors that can communicate with any 3rd party wireless network. Expanded the partner program. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
Edge of the network is whatever you make it. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
You want to be able to manage the sensors, have visibility. The network facilitates all of that. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
You want to reduce the ops complexity of managing the sensors. U need a single umbrella of management, security. That's what we bring. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
People believe IoT is a new thing. It isn't. Global real estate has done this for years. But there are old stds, etc., that may not be able to connect throu IT. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
As we bring the new infrastructure in, you want to aggregate those sensors and integrate them because you don't want to rip the guts out of the buildings. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
We chose low energy sensors that run on batteries with lives of 1-2 yrs. Now we have analytics capability. I can monitor & alarm the batteries. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
The benefit U get, services U can enable, makes the cost of maintaining those batteries worthwhile. Things like dynamic, real-time meeting room booking. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
U can have a combination fo wired & wireless & have them under the same management layer. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
We're addicted to data. But deriving the value out of data is the challenge. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
Composable infrastructure will subsume everything that went before. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
Composable turns the operational model on its head. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Bert Latamore
That is revolutionary. Dominic Wilde on #theCUBE @HPE
Ronald Gruia
IMHO #SDN is about redefining the network architecture by decoupling the switch control & data plane.
Ronald Gruia
That architecture ties in nicely with the Aruba vision & the HPE composable infrastructure vision...