Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its IT solutions for small businesses and remote office locations to focus on driving growth during the coronavirus crisis.
The HPE Small Business Solutions include the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus, featuring automation, remote management, and security capabilities, and Intel Pentium and Intel Xeon E processors.
The HPE MicroServer is more economical compared to existing market offerings, costs as little as a streaming TV / movie subscription at less than $20 per month, and is as easy to setup as a smartphone.
HPE Financial Subscription Services, a program that delivers flexible payment services to customers to adopt HPE technologies at a predictable low monthly cost, will also support SMBs.
“The design of our latest HPE MicroServer and strategic pricing model was inspired by our SMB customers to meet their expectations for the most economical, secure and easy-to-manage solutions that supports their entire business operation,” Tim Peters, vice president and general manager, Global SMB & Mid-Market, at HPE, said.
The new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus weighs 10 pounds and is a third of the size of existing server market offerings like Dell EMC PowerEdge T40.
Customers can adopt it for less than $20 per month through a monthly subscription-based service.
HPE InfoSight for Servers, a cloud-based AI management tool, is offered to SMBs for the first time to monitor the health of their server and use predictive analytics to predict and prevent server issues before business is impacted.
HPE ProLiant MicroServer customers will benefit from remote management server capabilities with HPE Integrated Lights Out 5 (iLO5), a software server management tool that allows SMBs to configure, monitor, and update servers seamlessly, no matter where they are.
Partners and customers can select the new HPE MicroServer now as the entry point for the HPE Small Office Deployment solution, a small office-in-a-box solution, for complete small office technology foundation.
These include the Aruba Instant On family of indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points for small businesses, and the HPE RDX Removable Disk System that easily scales for local file and storage backup, and recovery support.
“SMBs are looking for easy-to-manage solutions that can scale as needed. Solutions, such as this one from HPE, address this demand with small businesses by delivering enterprise-grade technologies, which combine servers, software, networking and cloud capabilities,” Shari Lava, research director, Small Medium Business (SMB) Research Program, IDC, said.
Lunit develops AI software that is advancing the battle against cancer. The new HPE MicroServer has the power of Intel processors to run our applications; HPE iLO5 for critical server monitoring and management, even remotely; and the compact size that makes it small and light enough to move and place in tight spaces.
“The new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus can be a part of the Lunit AI inference solution that makes a sizable impact to the health and well-being of people all around the globe,” says Jaehoon Ahn, VP of solution engineer, Lunit Inc.
subIT, an IT service provider and consulting firm for aviation organizations, is using the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus.
“HPE MicroServer allows managed service providers like us to provide our SMB customers the option to expand and grow over the time. As an MSP, this process is quite simple: we are paid upfront by HPE and HPE interacts directly with the customer on the subscription details; leaving us to focus solely on our customer IT,” says JJ Ochoa, partner and senior vice president, subIT, an IT service provider and consulting firm for aviation organizations.
“As a Presales Consultant, I see this server in a small office deployment with less than 50 employees running file & print, email, active directory, and collaborative applications. There are changes like iLO 5 remote management for virtual KVM, inventory and alerts, and Smart Array 100i that can provide RAID 5 out of the box. RAID 5 is considered one of the most secure RAID configurations,” says Juan Antonio Ibañez Andres, Presales Consultor, Pleiades Tecnologia.
“With the introduction of the HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus, a smaller footprint with the Intel Xeon E processor, iLO 5 and the embedded Smart Array S100i, this server has the necessary specs to handle the SMB requirements for minimal applications,” Huy Tran, Business Technology Consultant, Logik 7, said.