HPE Next

Ambidexterity is defined as the ability of an organization to simultaneously pursue efficiency in its current operations, create disruptive new products or be adaptive to changes in the environment.

There are several ways to put this work in practice. Large companies can create structural separate units that will focus on exploring new approaches and will have their own cultures and processes. That’s exactly what we believe HPE is doing; breaking the old go-to market strategy from 3 big regions. For those who don’t know, HPE only had Americas, Europe, and Asian Pacific organizations and now is expanding to eleven new geographies with new leaders:

Geography Leader
France Gilles Thiebaut
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, AKA DACH Heiko Meyer
The United Kingdom, and Ireland Marc Waters
South Europe José María de la Torre
North Europe Luc Opdebeeck
Middle East, Africa, and East Europe Johannes Koch
North America Dan Belanger
Latin America Alfredo Yepez
Asia Pacific Narinder Kapoor
Japan Hitoshi Yoshida
India Som Satsangi

The technology giant is facing a new sales structure for all the global teams starting on November 1st, 2017. The new geographies will represent HPE in the markets where they have the biggest growth opportunities according to their new Sales Manager Phil David. HPE Next is an entire reinvention of the company enabling members of the team to be more successful. The principles of HPE Next are: customer first, focus and simplicity.

Meg Whitman is flattening the matrix structure this giant has. “The goal of HPE Next is to produce an organization that is precisely built to compete and win in the marketplace. “Through HPE Next we will clean-sheet our operating model and organizational structure to simplify and improve how we work,” said Whitman. The ultimate aim is to produce a “long-term operating and financial blueprint,” Whitman said. “It is a project on par in scope with any of the recent separations we’ve managed and is likely to determine HPE’s relevance in the years ahead.”

The HPE Storage Array Portfolio

Flexible. Simple. Affordable. Hyperconverged.

3PAR

3PAR

Most Flexible.
Unified Storage for the all-flash datacenter.
SimpliVity

SimpliVity

Hyperconverged.
Software defined infrastructure that makes hybrid IT simple.
Nimble

Nimble

Simplest. 
Predictive and cloud ready all-flash and hybrid-flash storage.
MSA

MSA

Most affordable.
Storage for the performance needs of small sites.

Caribbean Accelerating Next is the initiative that will help you become an expert in HPE top Incubation Solutions while you also earn additional Points.

Boost your knowledge with our dynamic trainings and maximize your earnings with the solutions that are waiting just for you.

 

  • Start Training

Complete the trainings that are available in HPE Engage&Grow:

Selling Synergy

Selling HPE SimpliVity 380

Selling Arista

  • Get Certified

    Achieve a score of 70% or more in the knowledge tests to obtain your certificate and win 50 Points.

  • Win

    Earn from 2_000 to 3_000 Points (equivalent to $300USD) with each sale of the Synergy, HPE SimpliVity or Arista solutions through your Distributor.

*You will only receive this bonus if you completed the previous 2 steps.

Terms and Conditions

  • Promotion valid from September 8th until April 18th, 2018 (end of Q2, FY18).
  • Promotion eligible only to Resellers in the Caribbean region that are registered in the HPE Engage&Grow program.
  • Only the Resellers who complete the trainings in HPE Engage&Grow and pass the exam with a 70% or higher score will receive their certificate and earn 50 Points at the end of each month.
  • Resellers who complete the training, pass the exam with a 70% or higher score and achieve sales of Synergy, HPE SimpliVity or Arista Solutions, will receive their certificate and a total 2,000 Points for each solution sold.
  • The sales that are reported until October 31st will receive 1,000 additional Points (50% more) = 3,000 Points total.
  • The sales that are reported until the end of Q1, 2018 (Nov, Dec, Jan) will receive 500 additional Points (25% more) = 2,500 Points.
  • The sales that are reported until the end of Q2, 2018 (Feb, Mar, Apr) will receive 2,000 Points.
  • The bonus of 2,000 Points will be given when the trainings are completed and the test is passed with a score of 70% or more.
  • The Points will be delivered through HPE Engage&Grow.
  • The Distributor is responsible for following up, approving the delivery of the incentive and providing the names and information of the winners of each.

Synergy, HPE SimpliVity and Arista incentive.

  • Subject to availability.
  • All other HPE Engage&Grow Terms and Conditions apply for this promotion.

HPE Engage&Grow reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions, as well as change, restructure or discontinue this promotion at any time without prior notice to the Resellers.

EDM Caribbean Accelerating Next ENG V2

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Celebrating 33 Years in the business

This October, Westham Trade Co is celebrating our 33 year anniversary.

We started distributing DIGITAL Equipment, followed by Compaq, followed by HP and now with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.  We have continually offered our customers a great experience and unwavering quality service.

Happy anniversary team WESTHAM!



Como puedo minimizar los riesgos de un Rebalanceo en mi infraestructura de Almacenamiento HPE 3PAR StoreServ ?

¿Quiere realizar una consolidación en un matriz flash de clase empresarial sin poner en juego el rendimiento, la escalabilidad, los servicios de datos ni la capacidad de recuperación  con  ?

La introducción de las cargas de trabajo de la virtualización, el Cloud y el IT as a Service (IaaS) en el centro de datos, aumenta la demanda impredecible sobre almacenamiento, comprometiendo la agilidad y eficiencia de cualquier organización. Además, adoptar un nuevo sistema de almacenamiento, a menudo requiere una planificación intensiva de recursos, cambios en la gestión y migración de datos.

 

El almacenamiento HPE 3PAR StoreServ, ofrece el precio inicial más bajo por el almacenamiento totalmente basado en memoria flash, ofrece las ventajas de rendimiento de una arquitectura diseñada y optimizada especialmente para flash, sin renunciar a la resiliencia, los servicios de datos y la movilidad de los datos.

 

Para entender bien que es el rebalanceo en un sistema de almacenamiento  necesitamos recordar que HPE 3PAR es un sistema de almacenamiento completamente virtualizado,  lo cual crea grandes ventajas competitivas contra los almacenamientos legacy, muchas de estas ventajas son especialmente importante para todos los administradores de HPE 3PAR, por ejemplo:

 

  • En un almacenamiento legacy siempre que se efectúa una arreglo de discos (RAID) se define cantidad y tipo de discos a la que se quiere efectuar el arreglo la limitante de este caso es que si uno de esos discos llega a fallar este debe ser remplazado de inmediato, ya que generara una afectación  en su funcionamiento y rendimiento,  las funcionalidades de cambio de arreglos   entre volúmenes dentro del mismo  almacenamiento tambien estan limitadas . El persistir con esta afectación grave afectaría al negocio obligando a una eminente migración de datos.

 

 

 

 

Es aquí donde la virtualización del Almacenamiento hace sentido, HPE 3PAR Storeserve es el almacenamiento ideal para contrarrestar la forma legacy en que era creado los volúmenes. HPE 3PAR funciona de una manera completamente diferente:

 

  • Cuando creamos un (RAID) en 3PAR a diferencia de almacenamientos legacy este arreglo no está definido para solamente un grupo de discos en el almacenamiento sino que el arreglo estará distribuido y virtualizado en todos los discos del  almacenamiento lo cual llamamos (wide stripping)  dándole un mejor desempeño y rendimiento ya que todos los discos están  a su disposición, de igual manera. En el caso de falla de un disco el  almacenamiento no compromete el desempeño del arreglo ya que contiene espacio de spare distribuido también a través de  todos los discos del almacenamiento y mejor aún nos permite poder hacer movimientos  de los volúmenes de un tipo de arreglo a otro en caliente sin necesidad de hacer migraciones de  datos generándo flexibilidad en el manejo de las cargas de trabajo

 

Como funciona esta virtualización?

 

Cada disco físico del almacenamiento esta virtualizado en pequeños chunklets de 1GB  luego estos chunklets forman  una colección de raidlets o arreglos de chunklets  ya sea (RAID  0,10, 50 y 60)  es a estos a los que posteriormente llamamos (LD) Logical Disk los cuales conformaran cada uno de los (VV) virtual Volumes asociados a cada uno de los (CPG) common provisioning groups distribuidos en todo el almacenamiento

 

 

 

 

 

Al entender el funcionamiento de la virtualización ahora debemos pensar en  que cada nodo de HPE STORESERVE 3PAR está  a cargo de un grupo de discos y  de un grupo de cajones en donde están distribuidos todos los  chunklets que posterior son VV  del almacenamiento.

 

Existen reglas de mejores prácticas la que consiste en no tener nodos con cantidad de discos limitados ya que estos son administrados por la controladora. Cuando se cuenta con una cantidad menor de discos, estos tendrán mayor carga de trabajo o mayor distribución de chunklets desbalanceando el trabajo unificado de las controladoras. Al momento de necesitar un nuevo Volumen Virtual si los discos han excedido su capacidad es posible que la controladora con más discos pueda hacer el trabajo pero de igual forma no será el trabajo más efectivo ni estarán los chunklets distribuidos en las dos controladoras

 

Por lo tanto en el momento que debamos crecer la capacidad en el almacenamiento se recomienda agregar Enclosure o  cajones con  la misma cantidad de discos físicos instalados,  no se debe instalar cajones con un número mínimo de discos o más discos  ya que esto creara un  balance negativo entre la controladoras, mermando la capacidad e incluso reduciendo la redundancia a nivel de cajones.

 

En este punto por más simple que parezca se debe contar con un sin número de actividades que aseguren que el riesgo a posibles problemas no  ocurra. Si estas en el momento de planificación o pensando efectuar un Rebalanceo de Almacenamiento 3PAR requieres un partner como WESTHAM TRADE que te asesore en los lineamientos correctos para efectuar esta actividad. El incorporar a WESTHAM y HPE Point Next contaras con los siguientes beneficios:

 

  • Permitiendo que los recursos de IT permanezcan enfocado en sus roles y prioridades de negocio.
  • Reducir los tiempos de implementación al igual que el impacto de riesgos al ambiente de almacenamiento.
  • Asegurar un rebalanceo exitoso proveyendo las herramientas de planificación y coordinación de Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
  • Permitir el correcto uso de los sistemas HPE 3PAR storage system

 

Además tendrás la seguridad de tener las diferentes etapas de planificación y ejecución resumidas en 4 etapas:

 

  • Servicio de Planificación y Coordinación.
  • Servicio de Ejecución.
  • Instalación, Verificación y pruebas.
  • Sesión de Orientación al cliente.

 

Necesita un partner que comprenda la tecnología y sepa hacia dónde se dirige. Necesita un partner experimentado, que ponga a trabajar para usted lo mejor del sector y que sea capaz de ayudarle a comprender hasta dónde puede llegar su empresa Póngase en contacto con uno de nuestros Gerente de Territorio.

Defeating Ransomware with HPE SimpliVity Hyper-Efficient Data Protection

Ransomware is a type of malicious software/malware that is designed to block access to computer systems until a sum of money/ransom is paid. This malicious software is used by cyber criminals to pose threats and attacks on victims related to their information. They threaten to expose or publish the information of the victims is their demands are not met. The cyber criminals first encrypt files making their access impossible.

Lately, there has been an alarming increase in cases related to ransomware and an increase in the amount of ransom demanded. Some examples of such cases include an attack that was made on a California Hospital, and they paid $17,000 in Bit coins to hackers. From the Europol report, over 200,000 victims and at least 150 countries have been under ransomware attacks. The estimated amount of ransom demanded ranges from $200-$10,000 and the cost of downtime is $7,900 per minute.  70% of businesses paid the ransom, and 20% of businesses paid more than $40,000.

The reason for increased ransomware cases is because of poor data protection in personal and organizational computer systems. The data protection challenges include sub-par disaster recovery strategy, too few point in time copies to prevent data loss, inadequate strategy, inability to backup within the allocated time, and inability to back up.  According to Gartner, there are three key challenges with ransomware; antivirus software cannot be relied upon to detect and stop ransomware, a single infected client can encrypt file share, and once encrypted, there are two choices either to restore backup or pay up. What if ransomware strikes? Are you prepared enough to handle the malicious software? There are different aspects that should be put in place to handle such attacks swiftly. Backups and disaster recovery solutions, length of time to manage backup policies, and recovery time objective should be on standby to promote swift solution and recovery.

HPE SimpliVity comes with several benefits. The outcomes are that it is automated and cost-effective, there is enhanced flexibility and improved overall performance; it is a seamless data-center-in-a box implementation, and it is a simple solution with simplified management without sacrificing performance or scalability. It also maximizes and prevents data loss. HPE restores databases within minutes.

HPE SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform

HPE SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform enables a single shared resource pool across multiple sites and provides highly efficient data storage and mobility. It consists of the HPE OmniStack Virtual Controller and the HPE OmniStack Accelerator Card, which enables accelerated data efficiency, global unified management, and built-in data protection. It comes with a built in resiliency, backup, and disaster recovery. The following are the benefits of HPE SimpliVity:

  • Hyper Efficient-it saves 90% capacity across storage and backup combined.
  • Hyper Protected-takes less than a minute to complete a local backup or local restore of a 1 TB VM.
  • Hyper Simple-three clicks to back up, restore, move, or clone a VM from a single console.
  • Hyper Manageable- it takes less than one minute to create or update backup policies for 1000s of VMs across dozens of sites.
  • Hyper Available Add or replace HPE SimpliVity systems with zero downtime for local or remote sites – Zero disruption to local or remote HPE SimpliVity backups, zero reconfiguration of HPE SimpliVity backup policies for local or remote sites, and zero re-entry of IP addresses in remote sites.

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Melillo Consulting on HPE SimpliVity

Melillo Consulting is a technology solution integrator that provides IT expertise to companies. They provide and specialize in infrastructure and data center solutions, IT business management automation, operations service management, project and portfolio management, operational intelligence, mobility, security solutions and the software defined data center. They also procure software and hardware.  Melillo Consulting added SimpliVity to their portfolio after the HPE acquisition, and expects the product will account for as much as 25 percent of our sales within a year. They partnered with HPE to provide Hunterdon Healthcare a next generation platform to host Hunterdon’s Acuo Technology PACS Archive System. They positioned HPE SimpliVity to deliver a two node SimpliVity start-up solution system.

This is a great opportunity to offer your customers a tried and true solution  against ransomware and cybercrimes. Here are some steps you can take.

  1. The first step is to launch SimpliVity campaign by downloading the Best SimpliVity Kit.
  2. Download the free Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies e-book.
  3. The next step is to build SimpliVity Opportunity pipeline.
  4. Lastly, extend your hyperconvergence competency through training.