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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it is expanding its GreenLake offering to expand the company’s as-a-Service business. GreenLake will be extended to the mid-market, with new services at the edge of the network and new and expanded partnerships with CyrusOne and Equinix.

HPE GreenLake is a managed IT-as-a-Service solution that provides customers with a consistent cloud experience to manage their workloads. The GreenLake portfolio includes multiple solutions from both HPE and its partners. These include mission-critical workloads and big data applications, virtualized tier-1 workloads such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft, and support for virtualized big data applications such as Splunk and Hadoop.

That portfolio is now being expanded with various new solutions, writes Storage Review. Several of these new products focus on the mid-market, where organizations may not have a data center or enough IT employees. The new offerings also include new collaborations with co-location providers Equinix and CyrusOne, and new tools and investments to simplify and accelerate the sales process of HPE channel partners.

New tools

In addition to all this, HPE also announced two new GreenLake tools. These are GreenLake Quick Quote and GreenLake Chatbot. GreenLake Quick Note is a user-driven, automated quotation tool that starts with customers’ workload requirements and then delivers quotations quickly, as well as transparent price lists. Partners can customize workloads for cost or performance requirements. According to HPE itself, Quick Quote reduces the time it takes to generate a proposal to just a few minutes.

There is also the GreenLake Chatbot, an artificial intelligence-driven, automated chatbot that quickly answers questions from partners about GreenLake. The chatbot eliminates the need for users to search for resources and provides faster answers. It also directs partners to sales support if the chatbot is unable to answer a question directly.

Finally, HPE announced that it is making GreenLake available to Aruba. This solution adds networking capabilities from Aruba – such as security, end-user analytics and the validation of end-user experiences – to GreenLake, to provide a cloud-based, centralized Aruba NMS with APIs to optimize management. According to the company, this solution has already been used by some customers and has been well received.

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