The capability of Aruba on the software side (like ClearPass) is a clear differentiator. We can go to large Cisco networks with ClearPass and NAC. One of India's largest banks has decided to put HPE NAC on top of Cisco networking infra. Another example is the mobile-app software platform Meridian from Aruba which takes location-based applications to another level. We have a different approach towards datacenters with server and storage combined as one unit and networking as a separate line of business.
What are the key technology trends driving business in India?
IoT will be way ahead with the explosion of smart city and sensors. We have a universal IoT platform as we have collaborated with Tata Communications and it will impact over 400 million citizens. Embedding our software and services on Tata Comm's Lora network will help us deploy IoT solutions in smart city and smart highway projects. Wi-Fi Offload is another huge opportunity with the state government passing a mandate to create zones, highways etc. Wi-Fi Offload has begun as none of the telcos can survive the rising spectrum cost in India.
Cloud will be there for sure, but it will be more of a hybrid model. Some of the large customers in India which were on public cloud have returned to on prem. We see HPE Synergy playing an important role here.
HPE Integrity Superdome X is great for critical business processing and decision support workloads. Then we have HPE Flexible Capacity which gives a true experience of the cloud and the customer is charged as per the consumption model. Moving forward, we feel solutions like Synergy and Flexible Capacity will be a great combination for infra of large enterprises.
Source: Computerworld India
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