HPE Realigns Its Technical Services Unit as Pointnext

HPE Pointnext will utilize the expertise of more than 25,000 specialists in 80 countries covering 30 languages and thousands of use cases.

HPE PointNext

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has redesigned its tech services division to focus specifically on that ubiquitous trend: digital transformation of enterprise IT shops.

As of March 2, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based IT giant is calling this team Pointnext. It will utilize the expertise of more than 25,000 specialists in 80 countries covering 30 languages and spanning a range of disciplines--from cloud consulting experts to operational services experts.

These teams collaborate with businesses worldwide to speed their adoption of emerging technologies, including cloud computing and hybrid IT, big data and analytics, the intelligent edge and internet of things (IoT).

HPE is modernizing its approach to new-gen IT. Beyond HPE's expertise working with established industry leaders such as SAP, Microsoft and others, the company is hooking up with a new generation of partners, such as the Docker container platform, Mesosphere's orchestration and data automation solution, and Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack for configuration management and IT automation.

HPE also will be able to draw upon such in-house assets as its Vertica big data analytics platform, among others.

'Digital Transformation Driving an Incredible Pace of Change'

"Digital transformation is driving an incredible pace of change for our industry and our customers' needs are evolving just as quickly," said HPE Executive Vice President and General Manager Antonio Neri. "Services are at the core of our ability to be that strategic partner to our clients and help them on their transformation journey. In fact, its role in our business has never been more critical."

In general, Pointnext aims to help HPE customers optimize their technology, no matter what they have in test/dev or production. The Pointnext team helps customers use hybrid IT, real-time data and analytics, and mobile solutions to enhance customer experiences; create and deliver new digital product and services; and improve core operations' speed and efficiency.

HPE Pointnext will provide three types of services: advisory and transformation, professional and operational, Neri said.

Three Types of Services

At the forefront of Pointnext is Advisory and Transformation Services, where HPE collaborates with companies to design their technology transformation and build a roadmap tuned to their unique challenges.

This team helps clients digitize their core operations, innovate offerings and realize better business outcomes by optimizing hybrid IT through the right mix of public and private cloud platforms; gain more insights from data and analytics; connect the intelligent edge devices; and modernize, migrate and develop forward-thinking applications.

Pointnext Professional Services experts collaborate closely with customers to get the most out of their IT investments, HPE said. Pointnext works with clients' preferred technologies and IT organizations to move strategic plans and functional designs through production and a series of tactical transitions, from technical design to implementation, build to migration, distribution and finally to operational consulting and service.

Redefining the Idea of Operational Efficiency

The HPE Pointnext Operational Services team provides ways of delivering IT by managing and optimizing workloads, resources and capacity, on-premises and in the cloud.

This includes products and services, such as HPE Flexible Capacity and HPE Datacenter Care, which simplify the IT experience and offer customers choices where to move workloads and what to self-manage or outsource.

For more information on how businesses are using on-premises scalable infrastructure with a flexible IT model, read "Best of Both Worlds: Can Enterprises Achieve Both Scalability and Control When it Comes to Cloud?"  

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