HPE aims to create more equity for cloud access with the newly announced HPE Diversity Startup Program. In partnership with Alpha3 Cloud, HPE launched the initiative that supports women and minorities. It is also expanding SMB(small/medium business) plans to include more partnerships with U.S. universities.
First, HPE wants to improve access to its GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform for women- and minority-owned startups. Cloud service vouchers will allow many more of these organisations to start using GreenLake.
HPE’s partner in this, then, is Alpha3 Cloud, which is part of Provdotnet. It provides hybrid cloud, IaaS and PaaS solutions for organizations of all sizes. Alexia Clements, VP worldwide GTM, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services, thinks the HPE Diversity Startup Program enables cloud providers to scale cloud platforms to meet customer needs.
CEO of Alpha3 Cloud Ron Sacks said: “Our research has shown that in the next decade, many new start-ups and high-growth businesses will be founded by minority and women-owned businesses and these companies face significant challenges accessing capital and services required for success. Our collaboration with HPE Greenlake enables us to support this emerging business community with just-right provisioning, efficient cost management, and the ability to integrate our own value-added services as needed.”
HPE has also extended its ongoing relationship with the University of Washington to other institutions. The new program also covers the University of Houston and Prairie View A&M University. These universities are located close to HPE . Over the winter, HPE will seek to recruit small and medium-sized companies. They should be able to better prepare students for business success.
The aim for the program is to recognize up-and-coming tech trends, how to communicate ideas to others and how to optimize the day-to-day operations of a company.