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  • To enable the autonomous infrastructure of the future, HPE continues to expand our artificial intelligence capabilities
  • The acquisition of Cape Networks will help HPE improve network performance, reduce disruptions, and significantly simplify IT management for our customers
CEO Antonio Neri shares his perspective on the newest company to join the HPE family — Cape Networks

At HPE, we have a vision to deliver autonomous infrastructure driven by artificial intelligence (AI).  The current approach to managing and supporting IT systems is increasingly problematic in today’s complex and hyper-competitive market.  IT teams often only find out about problems after they occur and must spend tremendous effort troubleshooting those often-critical issues. 

We see a future where systems anticipate and prevent problems across an organization’s entire infrastructure. Systems that solve problems before they exist so IT professionals move away from manual and repetitive tasks and focus on innovating and delivering new services that drive business outcomes.

Over the past few years, we’ve taken steps towards realizing our vision for autonomous IT systems that improve performance, reduce disruptions, and significantly simplify IT management for our customers. 

For example, early last year we acquired Niara, which provides behavioral analytics software that automates the detection of network attacks and risky behaviors inside an organization and dramatically reduces the time and skill needed for security teams to investigate and respond to security events.  Then in March 2017, we acquired Nimble Storage and gained the AI-powered predictive analytics platform called Infosight, which we have since integrated across our 3Par storage portfolio and are currently working to pull across our server portfolio.   

And today, we are taking another step forward with the acquisition of Cape Networks.  Cape Networks expands Aruba’s AI-powered networking capabilities with a sensor-based network assurance solution that proactively tests the availability and performance of services and applications, alerting IT professionals of issues before they impact the user or the business.  It delivers a client-centric view with easy-to-use insights with a simple and intuitive dashboard that eliminates the guesswork for IT. When the deal closes in the coming days or weeks, Cape Networks’s highly complementary solutions will be integrated into Aruba’s existing market-leading portfolio. 

You can find more information about this acquisition here and here, and the rest of the news coming out of Atmosphere, Aruba’s annual partner conference this week, here.