Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced enhancements to the HPE Small Business Solutions that accelerate the digital transformation journey for small businesses looking to economically optimize their business, create differentiated customer experiences and overcome the challenges of limited IT resources.
Building on the original HPE Small Business Solutions, launched in October 2018, the new updates combine HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, HPE storage, Aruba networking, and Microsoft cloud capabilities to deliver a simplified deployment and management experience for small business customers.
Small businesses understand that they must embrace a digital strategy in order to compete effectively with their peers, as well as larger companies with more resources. However, with limited staff and minimal technology resources, setting the right technology foundation can quickly become a costly and time-consuming endeavor.
HPE addresses these challenges with HPE Small Business Solutions -- easy to choose, easy to use and easy to own solutions that combine servers, storage, software, networking and cloud capabilities into a turnkey experience. Today’s updates to the HPE Small Business Solutions further build on this experience, with enhancements designed to meet the unique requirements and priorities of small businesses. This includes providing optimally priced solutions that allow businesses to scale users and data as their needs expand, as well as proven tools that enable businesses to backup and protect data to efficiently comply with potentially burdensome regulatory requirements and reduce system downtime.
“To compete in today’s market, small businesses need to direct their energy and resources to creating new value and experiences for their customers,” said Tim Peters, vice president and general manager, Transactional SMB Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). “At HPE, we’re energized by our small business customers’ successes and are committed to advancing their efforts with solutions, guidance, support and flexible payment options that let them focus on their customers and growing their business.”
“Delivering reliable logistics and scheduling systems for truck drivers and operators is what we do. By using HPE Small Business Solutions, including HPE Pointnext services to secure customer data, we’re able to optimize and easily manage our IT operations so we can focus on delivering the best services to our customers and grow our business.” Carlos Fernandez, IT Manager at Allied Trucking of Florida.
Responding to small business customer needs with enhanced solutions
The HPE Small Business Solutions, available now through authorized HPE Partners, include the following new options and benefits:
As small businesses grow so do HPE solutions to support it
The highly successful small office deployment solution has been enhanced to support double the number of users and network capacity, up to 100 users and 200 simultaneously connected devices. Customers can now expand their office environment with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, newly added HPE StoreEasy 1660 storage and twice as many secure business-class Aruba network switches and Wi-Fi access points with simple point-and-click tools to accelerate set-up.
Scale storage simply and reliably to address growing data needs
Customers can run core business applications and deliver highly-available storage with the simplicity, efficiency, and cost-savings of software-defined storage. The new high-availability storage solution is based on HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 and now with a choice of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI or VMware vSAN software.
Quickly restore normal operations after planned or unplanned events
Small businesses gain file backup tailored to company size and budget with the HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 server and HPE MSA 1050 array (up to 150 users) and the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 server and HPE MSA 2052 hybrid array (up to 250 users).
Meet regulatory compliance requiring data retention
Customers can centralize, protect and recover valuable data with a choice of removable disk or tape backup solutions with virtually unlimited capacity. The HPE RDX Backup System delivers unmatched portability with removable cartridge capacities for up to 4TB to easily file essential data to take anywhere and offers data access in case of IT blackouts. For larger, archived data, the HPE StoreEver MSL 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader delivers up to 240TB of storage.
HPE Partners Play a Vital Role in Small Business Customer Success
HPE Partners have an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses and the expertise to recommend and deliver the solutions that power new digital opportunities. Augmented by HPE Pointnext Foundation Care and the pay-as-you-grow financing options of HPE Financial Services, HPE Partners are uniquely positioned to provide the insights and support needed on the digital transformation journey.
“We are committed to advancing technology services for the trucking and aviation industries, and by collaborating with HPE to use HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers to deliver secure, high-performing and versatile infrastructures in our colocation centers, we are optimizing operations for our customers while keeping their costs down.” Joaquin J. Ochoa, partner and SVP, Aviation Technology and Engineering at subIT.