If there’s one simple phrase you can expect to hear often at HPE Discover 2019 — the company’s massive event for customers and partners, which runs Jun. 17-20 this year in Las Vegas — it’s this: the edge.
No technology company has spent more time and money developing solutions for edge computing than HPE. At last year’s Discover event, CEO Antonio Neri, who at the time had been on the job just a few weeks, vowed the company would invest $4 billion in edge computing R&D over the following four years.
Describing edge computing as a historic event in human development, Neri said last year: “We are living in one of the most exciting times in business history. The market is changing faster than ever. Digital transformation is happening everywhere, increasingly at the edge, and creating new opportunities in a hyperconnected world.”
The Edge Will Top the HPE Discover Agenda
Now in his second year, Neri can be expected to give attendees an update on HPE’s progress in continuing to develop servers, routers, switches and other networking technology during his keynote for this year’s conference June 18.
Other edge-related educational sessions include:
Orchestration from the Edge to the cloud in a 5G world: In this session, attendees will learn how to “coordinate services that are being delivered from the Edge back to your enterprise IT data center or cloud,” HPE says.
Networking from the edge to the data center: Attendees will discover the business implications of mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things on both IT departments and end users. HPE declares that “in addressing the many new complexities at the edge … users and things are being harmonized between wireless and wired networks, and the campus and the data center. We’ll talk about these and related trends, including new capabilities using analytics, AI and automation.”
Of course, when businesses process data at the edge, they must secure it. So, HPE Discover 2019 attendees will also learn how the company is helping them do that with “intelligent data storage” that makes security “so simple you rarely have to think about it.” And the company will offer guidance on how organizations can manage their data in a cloud-first world, noting that 81 percent of enterprises are now using multiple cloud platforms. “To operate multi-clouds successfully,” the company says, businesses have to get cloud adoption strategy right.
Attendees will also have some fun with a Star Wars-themed “virtual reality adventure” and a performance by The Chainsmokers.
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