BMW Group adopts HPE GreenLake to improve data management

Automaker BMW Group has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Edge-to-Cloud GreenLake platform to implement its strategy to unify data management across its global sites and in the cloud.

HPE will provide a number of services to BMW, including big data, backup, recovery and compliant archiving, to enable the automaker to manage distributed data through a single platform for a consistent cloud experience across the board. global scale.

BMW plans to use HPE to help it analyze data collected from electric test cars around the world to speed time to market. According to HPE, data – such as battery temperature, power dissipation or vehicle speed – will be captured through the HPE Ezmeral data lakehouse platform and analytics.

HPE said its Ezmeral platform gives BMW Group data scientists and engineers universal, direct access to data regardless of location. It also provides a global catalog of analytical tools and data mining processes for analysis and simulation.

The technology will be provided as a service to the BMW Group via the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, based on HPE Apollo and HPE ProLiant servers in micro data centers distributed around the world, in combination with a virtual desktop infrastructure.

“As data becomes a key source of competitive advantage in the automotive industry, the complexity of data management is only increasing, driven by decentralization and increasing volume, variety and speed “, said Antonio Neri, CEO and President of HPE.

“We look forward to working with BMW Group to meet this challenge by delivering a unified cloud experience for managing all data anywhere, which provides a powerful foundation to unlock its value.”

BMW Group is one of many customer winners for HPE as it unveils a major enhancement to the GreenLake platform.

Platform enhancements include the convergence of Aruba Central, to provide cloud-native AI-based network management, and a unified operational experience that HPE says will provide simplified view and access to all cloud services, covering the entire HPE portfolio, with single sign-on access, security, compliance, elasticity and data protection.

Available in June, HPE GreenLake Compute Ops Management is a cloud-native management console for accessing, monitoring and managing servers. HPE claimed it could safely and easily automate compute lifecycle management in a customer’s compute environment.

HPE also signed a new global agreement with Digital Realty, a global provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnect services. Through this agreement, Digital Realty will allow customers to run any HPE GreenLake service with colocation in 285 Digital Reality data centers on six continents, which includes sites in 50 major cities.

According to HP, the agreement enables its customers to benefit from a seamless process with one agreement, one invoice and integrated service management to accelerate return on investment, sustainability goals and innovation.

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