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HPE partners with ClearCenter to simplify IT for SMBs

New partnership offers preloaded ClearOS on HPE ProLiant servers to make SMB IT simple, secure and affordable

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced an exclusive partnership with ClearCenter, a leading open source platform provider, to offer ClearOS, a Linux-based operating system on HPE ProLiant servers.  Tailored to fit the IT needs of small and medium businesses by consolidating server, gateway and networking functionality, HPE and ClearCenter deliver a powerful IT solution with a simple web-based user interface and a built-in application marketplace, making IT deployments for SMBs simple, secure and economical.

IT for SMBs is complex, with conflicting technology choices and trade-offs making it difficult for companies to identify the right solutions for their short- and long-term needs. HPE is joining forces with ClearCenter to help channel partners deliver cloudlike simplicity and on premise security in one affordable solution that will grow with the business.

In addition, HPE is announcing new servers for SMB customers, including the new ProLiant MicroServer, as part of its Gen 10 portfolio. Designed specifically for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), the ProLiant MicroServer includes the new ProLiant ML30 and ProLiant DL20 servers refreshed with new Kaby Lake processors from Intel.

The ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 boasts several upgrades including:

  • AMD graphics embedded in the chip, enabling high-resolution applications like media streaming.
  • Dual DisplayPort connectors, equipping two monitors with 4K experience.
  • Optional GPU support on a PCIe slot, which allows users to connect a total of five monitors to the MicroServer or a five screen extended display.

“At HPE, we are committed to providing our SMB customers with simple, secure and cost effective solutions that are easy to deploy,” said Vikram K, Senior Director, Data Center and Hybrid Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. “Through our exclusive partnership with ClearCenter to deliver ClearOS, we will enable customers to create a ready-to-use server at no additional cost with more than 100 applications to choose from so businesses can build the IT solution that is just right for them.”

Small and medium businesses need easy-to-use solutions that are secure and affordable. HPE will be offering ClearOS pre-loaded on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10, as well as ML110, ML30 and DL20. HPE ProLiant preloaded with ClearOS is ready to use out of the box, easy to customize and integrates into any IT environment.

ClearOS makes it easy for customers to choose the right solution for their needs through a simple application marketplace that offers a range of solutions with varying features and affordability. Individual apps run as cloud, server, network and gateway services on ClearOS that replace the need for complex hardware and software combinations from multiple vendors. Businesses can decide what applications to run now, and then pay as they grow.

“Through our partnership with HPE, we are providing small businesses with a cost-effective tool to obtain a simple, secure operating system,” said Michael Proper, CEO, ClearCenter. “ClearOS gives customers the freedom and flexibility to protect and manage their entire IT environment on one HPE ProLiant server, or select just the apps they need to fill gaps in their existing infrastructure.”

Through the HPE and ClearCenter partnership agreement, channel partners and customers will receive a single platform capable of providing server, network and gateway functionality, greatly simplifying customer IT environments and lowering infrastructure as well as management costs. HPE ProLiant with ClearOS makes IT simple, secure and affordable for the SMB.

As per the release, ClearOS can be downloaded today on HPE.com or the HPE partner site at ClearCenter.com. ClearOS will also be available for download and installation via Intelligent Provisioning for all HPE ProLiant 10, 100 and 300 series rack and tower servers.

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