Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated its small business solutions portfolio to better serve the needs of a market evolving through digital transformation.
The new updates are designed to enable small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to focus on what matters most to them, customers and growing revenue.
SMBs, in particular, face a plethora of unique challenges, from the availability of funding to a lack of resources, thus the need to streamline their business operations, and provide a set of differentiated customer experiences to grow their business.
“To compete in today’s market, small businesses need to direct their energy and resources to creating new value and experiences for their customers,” said Tim Peters, vice president and general manager of Transactional SMB Group at HPE.
“At HPE, we are energised by our small business customers’ successes and are committed to advancing their efforts with solutions, guidance, support and flexible payment options that let them focus on their customers and growing their business."
Originally launched in October 2018, the new updates to the HPE Small Business Solutions portfolio include HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, HPE storage, Aruba networking, and Microsoft cloud capabilities aimed at delivering a simplified deployment and management experience for small business customers.
Available through the channel, the new updates include optimally priced solutions allowing businesses to scale users and data as requirements expand, as well as tools that enable businesses to back-up and protect data to efficiently comply with potentially burdensome regulatory requirements and reduce system downtime.
For instance, to help businesses scale the small office deployment solution has been enhanced to support double the number of users and network capacity, up to 100 users and 200 simultaneously connected devices.
Furthermore, customers can now expand their office environment with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, newly added HPE StoreEasy 1660 storage and twice as many secure business-class Aruba network switches and wi-fi access points with simple point-and-click tools to accelerate set-up.
There is also greater flexibility in addressing the growing data needs of small businesses such as the ability to run core business applications and deliver highly-available storage with the simplicity, efficiency, and cost-savings of software-defined storage.
The new high-availability storage solution is based on HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 and now with a choice of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI or VMware vSAN software.
The ability to restore normal operations after planned or unplanned events has also been added, as well as the additional functionality needed to meet regulatory compliance requiring data retention such as the use of the HPE RDX Backup System for added portability with removable cartridge capacities for up to 4TB.