HPE takes aim at smart cities

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has partnered with du to deliver the digital infrastructure for its Dubai Smart City projects at GITEX Technology Week.

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HPE takes aim at smart cities Johnson says HPE is undergoing a transformation of its own.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has partnered with du to deliver the digital infrastructure for its Dubai Smart City projects, with the telecom provider exhibiting its plans at GITEX Technology Week.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise vice president enterprise group and Managing Director MENA Chris Johnson says: “We’re partnering with du to deliver all of the digital infrastructure to help them generate and create the services to support the Dubai Smart City platform, which is targeted at making Dubai the most technologically advanced city by 2020.

“We are bringing together all these pillars of infrastructure, security, mobility and big data in a single platform to create new services for tourists and citizens in Dubai and to support the emirate’s vision to have happy citizens by creating the most technologically advanced city in the world.”

Johnson also says the technology company is undergoing a transformation of its own, focusing on the four main pillars of digital transformation – big data analytics, security, mobility, and infrastructure.

Johnson explains: “We are going through our own digital disruption to become a company that’s very focused on data centre infrastructure, private and hybrid cloud solutions to support the digital world. We have several things at GITEX around those transformation areas – we have a showcase on our new infrastructure technology, which is called Synergy, and Synergy is a technology core composable infrastructure, which is basically a way of making traditional hardware infrastructure software-defined.”

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