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Suresh Vasudevan

Datos IO gets nimbler vision at board level

Ex-Nimble president and CEO Suresh Vasudevan has joined Datos IO's board. HPE bought Nimble for $1.2bn in March this year, and effectively took away Vasudevan's job. Datos IO says Vasudevan will work closely with its cofounder and CEO Tarun Thakur, and "will play a critical role in helping Datos IO scale to meet the exploding …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jun 2017

Component makers have their server chums by the short and curlies

Pressure is set to intensify on server makers caught in the vice-like grip of rising components costs and stiff competition for new business. DRAMeXchange, a unit of researcher TrendForce, said the average contract price of server DRAM modules shot up in the first and second quarters of 2017 by 40 and 10 per cent respectively …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jun 2017

Stop trying to make The Machine happen, HPE. It's not going to happen

Comment HPE will use a research grant awarded today by the US Department of Energy to develop blueprints for a Machine-based exascale supercomputer. An exascale system is a beast that can hit at least one exaflops – a billion billion floating-point math operations per second. Uncle Sam is bent on getting at least one of these mega- …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jun 2017
Meg Whitman

HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last

Exclusive Hewlett Packard Enterprise has hatched a radical plan to overhaul processes, investments, people and overheads in a project that is “likely to determine” its “relevance in the years ahead.” HPE Next is an initiative which will sit under the control of Jon Faust – senior veep of finance, worldwide financial planning and …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jun 2017
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DXC Technology puts reluctant office movers on naughty step

DXC Technology staff who continue to ignore orders to haul their asses 4km (2.5 miles) across London to repopulate shiny offices in Kings Cross will soon be locked out of the building they're reluctant to exit. Top brass at DXC – a spin-merge (with a reputation for "fun-ishment") between CSC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s …
Paul Kunert, 12 Jun 2017
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HPE to staff: 'We are PERMANENTLY clipping your costs'

A six-month squeeze on staff travel expenses and meal allowances are among the measures Hewlett Packard Enterprise is using to lop up to $300m off its operating costs. Nick Gunn, senior veep of global corporate services, said in an internal memo that HPE needed to "drive efficiencies" in spending and was immediately " …
Paul Kunert, 8 Jun 2017
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HPE ignored SAN failure warnings at Australian Taxation Office, had no recovery plan

The HPE 3PAR SANs that twice failed at the Australian Taxation Office had warned of outages for months, but HPE decided the arrays were in no danger of major failure. Combined with decisions to place the SANs' recovery software was on the SANs themselves, and HPE's configuration of the SANs for speed, not resilience, the …
Meg Whitman

Axed from IBM for remote working? Don't go crying to HPE

HPE Discover Chalk up Hewlett Packard Enterprise as being among the crop of tech giants demanding workers clock in at an office every day. CEO Meg Whitman told El Reg on Wednesday that in order to right the ship at her newly severed enterprise company, employees need to be on premises and able to get together in meatspace. "When you're in …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Jun 2017
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Did someone say server sales are crappy? Yes, nearly everyone

Sales stats for the server market are out for the first three months of the year and they are bad – bad meaning bad, not bad meaning good. According to Gartner’s estimations for calendar Q1, vendors’ global revenues slipped 4.5 per cent to $12.5bn, and shipments were 4.2 per cent lower than the prior year period at 2,601,600 …
Paul Kunert, 7 Jun 2017
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HPE: You're rubbish at hybrid cloud – so we'll cook a NüStack to fix it

HPE Discover 2017 HPE is looking to win customers for its Gen10 suite of hybrid cloud enterprise IT platform by first offering them some tough love. The servers and storage half of the broken-up HP says most enterprises simply aren't doing hybrid cloud infrastructure right. "If you look at the state of most private clouds, they are just VM …
Shaun Nichols, 6 Jun 2017

HPE claims new gen-10 ProLiants have more mem persistence, more secure server firmware

HPE today announced its generation-10 ProLiant servers – claiming they have better security and more persistent memory and manageability – while, like Dell, saying nothing much about the coming Skylake server CPUs from Intel. Instead it’s majoring on a new security feature, terabyte levels of persistent memory, a pay-as-you-go …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jun 2017

HPE's cloud server wasting away on low calorie Microsoft sales

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's joint venture with Foxconn to build lower cost servers to order for the world's biggest service providers is under threat because of its over reliance on shrinking sales to its one major customer, reportedly Microsoft. The two-year-old tie-up between the pair was created to compete with Chinese …
Paul Kunert, 2 Jun 2017
Meg Whitman

HPE sales slide, profits evaporate... but think of the future, CEO urges

The long feted turnaround of Hewlett Packard Enterprise has yet to show up after the misfiring tech corp reported another set of quarterly declines, and it’ll surprise no one that cost cutting is going to feature heavily once again. Revenue from continuing operations dropped 13 per cent to $7.44bn, as all but the Financial …
Paul Kunert, 1 Jun 2017

DXC Technology warns staff of multiple office closures

DXC Technology is planning to shutter a bunch of sites as part of its mega savings plan, multiple company insiders have told El Reg. The business, which emerged from the spin-merge of HPE’s Enterprise Services arm and CSC, has forecast a reduction in overheads of $1.6bn in three years and will consolidate office space to help …
Paul Kunert, 30 May 2017
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Twice-crashed HPE SANs at Oz Tax Office built for speed, not strength, and turned off error reporting

Oz taxation commissioner Chris Jordan has revealed that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reached a commercial settlement with HPE over the two outages to its online services caused by 3PAR storage arrays. In remarks made to a Senate Committee today, Jordan said: "The turnkey service of data storage as per the 3PAR SAN …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2017
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Aruba bugs squashed in seven-vuln splatfest

In case you missed it: there's a bunch of bad bugs in HPE's Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager. The Bugtraq post landed here Friday afternoon US time, a followup to HPE's announcement of a collection of seven CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). HPE hasn't detailed the nature of the vulnerabilities, but they include an …
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Hyper-converged trashes all-flash: Nutanix out-grows Pure Storage

Nutanix is racing on to the billion dollar revenue mark for next year with a $100m net loss fuelled quarter of growth. Third fiscal 2017 quarter revenues were $191.8m, beating the year-ago’s $114.7m by 67 per cent. That’s faster year-on-year growth than Pure Storage, which yesterday reported a 31 per cent revenue increase to $ …
Chris Mellor, 26 May 2017

HPE's Nimble Secondary Flash Array uses... disk?

Analysis Having acquired Nimble Storage and its hybrid and all-flash arrays, HPE is positioning it as a kind of secondary storage. What does that mean? Its mainstream enterprise external storage product is the StoreServ 3PAR line of ASIC-accelerated hybrid and all-flash arrays, an XP7 array OEM'd from Hitachi. The Nimble arrays are …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2017

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