Hewlett Packard Enterprise Launches New Solutions to Give SMBs Competitive Edge
Published: Nov 11, 2015 7:45 a.m. ET
Compute Platforms, Integrated Hardware Solutions and the HPE Small Business Marketplace Help SMB Customers Win in the New Style of Business
PALO ALTO, CA, Nov 11, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced new end-to-end solutions to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) the tools they need to increase productivity, reduce costs and grow their businesses.
The new solutions are engineered specifically for SMBs, allowing for quick deployment and easy management at every stage of business growth, and are priced within reach of today's SMBs. They are available through the HPE Just Right IT Program and include:
-- ProLiant Tower and Rack Gen9 servers featuring Intel(R) Xeon(R)
E5-2600 v3 series and Xeon(R) E3-1200 v5 series
-- Pre-engineered and configured Flex Solutions
-- The Small Business Marketplace e-commerce platform
-- The HPE Subscription for Servers financing option
"Small and midsize businesses have to embrace major enterprise technology trends but with a fraction of the resources and budget," said Doug Oathout, Vice President of Channel Partner Alliances and OEM Marketing at HPE. "Hewlett Packard Enterprise is launching new tools that will allow our SMB customers to easily and affordably adapt to the changing technology landscape without comprising quality, efficiency and flexibility."
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Innovation Helps SMBs Jumpstart and Grow Their Business To address the multiple workloads of SMB customers, HPE is expanding its ProLiant 10 series Compute portfolio. The new servers are designed to provide small businesses on a budget with the right balance of memory, storage, performance and manageability to drive business growth. They include:
-- ProLiant DL20 Gen9: An entry-level compact rack server designed for
customers that need to manage their servers both onsite and remotely,
and require a scalable solution that can handle multiple applications
at once, all within an affordable price point.
-- ProLiant ML30 Gen9: An affordable, standalone unit for small
businesses and home offices featuring a compact design and a wide
range of storage expandability, making it the ideal platform for
growing businesses and service providers running IT infrastructure
workloads in space-constrained environments.
These two new servers are part of our purpose-built ProLiant 10 and 100 series family that address priority workloads to run small and mid-sized businesses.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Flex Solutions Enable Better Productivity for SMBs To address SMB needs to increase productivity, HPE is introducing new offerings that integrate server, storage, networking and services financial services and options, which helps enable workplace productivity. They include:
-- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Flex Solution for My First Server: Enables
employees to work from anywhere, anytime and with any device, while
protecting critical business data.
-- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Flex Solution for Secure Encryption:
Protects critical customer data at rest on any hard disk drive, solid
state drive or cache memory connected to the server.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Offers Better Online Buying Experience for SMBs Targeted to SMBs, HPE's Small Business Marketplace will pull direct feeds from participating partners' online inventory so that customers can easily compare pricing and availability at a glance. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will pilot the Marketplace in the U.S. starting this year and plans to roll it out to other regions in 2016. For more information on the HPE Small Business Marketplace, please visit www.hpe.com/marketplace.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Offers New Financing Options New to the HPE Financial Services portfolio, the HPE Subscription for Servers(1) program enables SMB customers to access a fully-supported IT solution with the flexibility to acquire, consume and pay on a monthly basis. Partners can custom-configure a bundle of hardware, software and support to help SMB customers meet unique business demands.
Pricing and Availability The ProLiant DL20 and ML30 Gen9 servers will be available on December 1, 2015 from HPE and worldwide channel partners. Initial configuration pricing is expected to start at approximately $660 for the ProLiant DL20 and $599 for the ProLiant ML30 Gen9.
Flex solutions and financing options, including Subscription Services, Technology Refresh, Consolidation Services, Payment Deferrals and Pre-Provisioning, are available through HPE Financial Services to provide authorized partners and customers with an easy and effective way to acquire ProLiant 10 series servers and refresh over time.