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Business as usual, says Aruba veep after Meg exits daddy HPE

"No change to Aruba" was veep Morten Illum's public verdict on the news that Meg Whitman was stepping down from the top spot at Aruba's parent company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Aruba Networks was bought out for $3bn back in 2015, HP(E)'s biggest acquisition since the multibillion disaster that was Autonomy. As we revealed …
Gareth Corfield, 24 Nov 2017
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Under par: HPE 3PAR US sales are limping

Comment Did HPE shoot itself in the foot with US 3PAR push? Its fourth quarter results showed storage revenues grew slightly but with sales in the US of the tech limping in a quarter with sales organisation changes. Storage revenues were $871m, up 5 per cent from the $827m of a year ago. In the HPE earnings call, CFO Tim Stonesifer …
Chris Mellor, 22 Nov 2017

HPE CEO Meg Whitman QUITS, MAN! Neri to replace chief exec in Feb

Hewlett Packard Enterprise boss Meg Whitman is stepping down, and will be replaced on February 1 by company president Antonio Neri. Neri, a 50-year-old engineer turned executive who we described as a CEO-in-waiting, will take the chief exec throne while remaining HPE president. As of right now, the US tech goliath's stock is …

HPE straps AMD chip into 2P/2U server box with Epyc results

HPE has upgraded its Opteron-using DL385p server with AMD Epyc processors and used it to notch up a pair of record SPEC benchmarks. The ProLiant DL385 is a standard data centre, dual-processor, 2U rackmount, 24-drive bay, chassis, like the Xeon-using DL380. The existing Opteron-based DL385p was classed as a ProLiant Gen 9 box …
Chris Mellor, 21 Nov 2017
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Gulp. HPE's InfoSight self-repairs and makes 'proactive decisions'

HPE is updating its acquired Nimble Storage InfoSight array management system with a machine learning-driven recommendation engine, and adding InfoSight to 3PAR arrays. InfoSight collects data points from sensors (hardware and software) in all installed Nimble arrays and pumps them up to Nimble in the cloud for analysis, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Nov 2017
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HPE's Apollo 'Skylaked', will get ARM-wrestling little brother next year

Some of HPE's supercomputer Apollo servers are Skylaked and can now say hello to an ARM-powered infant sibling. HPE's Apollo-related announcements at SC'17 are: Apollo 2000 Gen 10 (G10) Apollo 70 with ARM CPUs Apollo 4510 Gen 10 for object storage LTO-8 tape format drives and library We should note that the Apollo 2000 …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2017
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Rackspace, HPE pitch pay-as-you-go private cloud

Rackspace says it will be teaming up with HPE to build a private cloud service that bills customers based on usage. Starting on November 28, the two will offer the OpenStack Private Cloud as either a pay-per-VM hour (or per Gb transferred) service with a billing structure similar to public clouds like Amazon AWS. Unlike …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Nov 2017
AI

Secret HPE AI chip, TensorFlow updates, neural networks writing themselves – and more

Roundup It's been an interesting fortnight, sorry, two weeks in AI. In addition to what we've already reported, we have news about HPE developing what looks like a neural network accelerator chip, TensorFlow updates, Google's effort to teach software to make software, and other bits and pieces. HPE’s ‘neural network processor’? The …
Katyanna Quach, 11 Nov 2017
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HPE gets carried array with HPC: Partners up with DDN

+Comment HPE and DataDirect Networks are partnering to integrate DDN storage and burst buffer products with HPE's Apollo servers and its DMF workflow manager. The result should be an integrated HPC server-storage product set that should benefit both suppliers. The DDN products involved are its IME flash cache/NVMe drive burst buffer, …
Chris Mellor, 10 Nov 2017
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Microsoft, Intel cook kit to secure firmware in servers and beyond

Microsoft's revealed its working with Intel on a “cryptographic microcontroller” to secure its cloud servers and the many firmware-using components within. Redmond's named this effort “Project Cerberus” and says it is “a NIST 800-193 compliant hardware root of trust specifically designed to provide robust security for all …
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One banana of backup, 2 container crabapples, a fig of flash: It's a storage smoothie

We've peeled the storage news fruit, cut off the rough edges, discarded the excess verbiage bits and blended them into a smoothie. Grab a napkin and tuck in, because a lot has happened over the past week. HPE HPE has released OneView 4.0, which it claims provides: Scope-based access control provides a very granular level of …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2017

HPE and WekaIO sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g

HPE is planning to beef up its supercomputing and HPC filer credentials by cuddling up to WekaIO, multiple sources have told The Register. Filer startup Qumulo is already working with HPE - its Core software runs on HPE's Apollo servers, with a focus on enterprise-style HPC applications. Witness this Dreamworks special effects …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2017
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HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

HPE's many rounds of redundancies and sell-offs have seen it decide the time is right to downsize its headquarters and move it away from its birthplace in Palo Alto. The company's version of events is that it has “transformed into a smaller, nimbler company, and now has the opportunity to consolidate its Silicon Valley real …
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A future of AI-generated fake news photos, hands off machine-learning boffins – and more

Good morning, or afternoon, wherever you are. Here's a roundup of recent AI developments on top of everything else we've reported over the past week or so. Real or fake? Researchers at Nvidia have developed and described a new way to train generative adversarial networks (GANs) in a more stable manner to generate a series of, …
Katyanna Quach, 30 Oct 2017

What's HPE Next? Now it's unemployment for 'thousands' of staff

HPE kicked off its much-dreaded layoffs globally on Monday as part of its Next overhaul campaign. The cuts were expected, but still cast a pall over the enterprise IT giant. In June, we revealed the existence of the HPE Next project: a radical three-year plan to overhaul HPE's processes and investments, and optimize its people …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Oct 2017

HPE quits cloud servers, two weeks after telling El Reg it wouldn't do that

HPE has quit the business of providing custom servers to big cloud operators. Which may come as a surprise to readers who recall our story from October 5th. In that piece, HPE's Carlo Giorgi told us the cloud server business “... is being re-engineered or engineered to be more fit for purpose. It will still be a tailored …
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HPE: Cloud Server WILL survive... we just need someone else to buy 'em

Canalys channels forum Hewlett Packard Enterprise is reworking the Cloud Server line jointly developed with Foxconn – a unit that was under threat – and plans to launch shiny new products in the not-too-distant future. The servers were aimed at tier-one service providers and formed HPE's answer to original design manufacturers in the Far East that …
Paul Kunert, 5 Oct 2017

HPE server firmware update permanently bricks network adapters

Here's a fantastic fail: HPE's July ServicePack for ProLiant servers bricked some network adapters so badly they “must be replaced.” An advisory issued late last week explained that the mess is triggered “when a driver upgrade is performed with … HPE QLogic NX2 1/10/20 GbE Multifunction Drivers for VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, and …

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