HPE: “The Future of AI is Also Hybrid”

The manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise shows at its HPE GreenLake Day event how AI is expanding from the hybrid cloud to the network perimeter.

Yesterday HPE held its HPE GreenLake Day event in Madrid, a meeting to present the capabilities of a platform that has become the flagship of the company.

The origin of HPE GreenLake coincides in time with the acquisition of Aruba Networks in 2015, a manufacturer that was standing out notably for its connectivity technology and communications networks. Since then HPE has maintained a strong strategy of organic growth and additional acquisitions to complete a solution offering that covers everything from hybrid cloud to edge networking, all from a unified dashboard and under a consumption-as-a-service model.

The latest major acquisition has been Juniper Networks, whose integration should be completed by the end of 2024, while just yesterday HPE announced new functionalities within this platform.

The next player to arrive on the platform, unsurprisingly, is artificial intelligence. It is a technology that has become a protagonist in all areas of ICT, as highlighted by Alfredo Yepez, president of HPE Spain, Latin America and Southern Europe, during the event.

According to the company, the future of AI is hybrid, in the same way as any other technological asset such as computing, storage or connectivity: “We have made a great effort to integrate all technologies to achieve secure connectivity with real-time data, a reduction in complexity, optimisation of resources and costs in the hybrid cloud and, finally, the implementation of AI throughout the business,” said Yepez. The result, he said, is a consistent cloud experience anywhere.

HPE GreenLake is characterised precisely by unifying everything in the same place, not only at the technical level (infrastructure components, services and software), but also in terms of operations (observability, automation, AIOps), the financial section (consumption analytics and control of resources to optimise spending) and sustainability management (energy consumed, carbon emissions and electricity costs).

The consumption-as-a-service model ensures vertical and horizontal scalability as organisations need more or less resources, allowing peak workloads to always be covered, he said.

Data and AI at the heart of any business

The era of artificial intelligence is converging with the era of data and it is no longer an option to treat these resources separately, but rather to combine them to extract the maximum value from the information.

In a world where speed of processing has become critical, AI makes it possible to do so with unprecedented efficiency.  Even more so when many organisations can lose the value of their data in days or even hours.

In this way, the HPE GreenLake architecture offers to connect and unify data, manage and protect it, and finally, analyse it and make decisions based on this entire lifecycle integrated into the platform.