A Look at HPE’s Opportunities in Hybrid IT



HPE aims to simplify hybrid IT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is recognized as one of the leaders in the hybrid IT (information technology) service space. The company aims to develop software-defined solutions that will simplify hybrid IT. Market research company Gartner has named HPE as the leader in its Magic Quadrant for modular servers. Other companies in the leader quadrant include Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Dell.

Gartner has placed HPE as a leader among solid-state array players such as Dell-EMC, NetApp (NTAP), IBM (IBM), and Pure Storage (PSTG). HPE led the worldwide server market at the end of 2Q17 with revenue of $3.2 billion and a share of 23%. Other players in this space include Dell, IBM, Cisco, and Huawei, with a share of 19.9%, 6.9%, 6.2%, and 6.1%, respectively.

HPE values hybrid IT infrastructure market at $112 billion

As shown in the above presentation, HPE has valued the worldwide hybrid IT infrastructure market at $112 billion in 2017. The company expects this market to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4% between 2017 and 2020, to reach $127 billion. HPE expects all-flash array, hyperconverged, and high-performance computing, and hybrid cloud adoption to drive demand. According to an HPE survey, approximately 68% of customers will operate in a multi-cloud environment by 2019.

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