Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new family of what they call "edge-to-cloud" that enable organizations to simplify hybrid IT environments by running the same applications both where data is created (at the edge) as well as in the cloud. They claim these solutions allow organizations to more efficiently capitalize on the massive amount of data generated in remote locations. Less than 10% of this data, according to a recent study by Gartner, is created or processed at the edge today, but is expected to climb to 75% by 2022.
Exploiting data in real-time allows for immediate action, which will be a competitive advantage to organazations that can process data outside the traditional data center or cloud environment - harnessing the value of edge-created data to unleash new efficiencies, create new customer experiences, and introduce new revenue streams.To enable this, HPE's new edge-to-cloud solutions operate unmodified enterprise software from a host of partners like Citrix, GE Digital, Microsoft, PTC, SAP, and SparkCognition, both on its Edgeline Converged Edge Systems, compact systems running at the edge, and on data center and cloud platforms.
"The edge is increasingly becoming a centerpiece of the digital enterprisewhere things and people generate and act on massive amounts of data. Our edge-to-cloud solutions help bring enterprise-class IT capabilities from the data center to the edge. This reduces software and IT administration costs, while accelerating insight and control across the organization and supply chain" - Dr. Tom Bradicich, Vice President and General Manager, IoT and Converged Edge Systems.
HPE provides tested and validated solution architectures for various software stacks on HPE Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 Converged Edge Systems, in combination with data center and cloud deployments: MS SQL Server, Azure, SAP HANA, PTC ThingWorx, GE Digital's Predix platform, SparkPredict, Citrix XenApp, etc.
HPE's Edgeline edge-to-cloud solutions are available worldwide. Pricing varies on size and complexity. The HPE Edgeline Extended Storage Adapter option is coming in September with a list price starting at $299.