The M-Series family OEMed from Mellanox, which provide 100 GbE Ethernet connectivity, but also scale down to an SMB price point, provide HPE with a strong channel offering that has a large price-performance differential over Fibre Channel.
While Extreme has always had a significant enterprise business to go along with their mid-market presence, their flurry of recent acquisitions, complemented by internal changes to optimize them, has created a much stronger enterprise focus.
The Tasktop Integration Hub, focused on software development, provides integration services between large numbers of lifecycle and dev/ops tools – but the company is planning to expand its capabilities.
The Hedvig software-defined technology collapses disparate tiers of storage and unifies block, file, and object interfaces in a single platform, providing HPE and its partners with a capability not otherwise available to them through HPE.
While many of the program’s components existed before, HPE is doubling down on promoting them as a bundle, looking to get greater numbers of them involved in an area where the vendor says many partners need to be doing more.