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Pensando Introduces Distributed Services Platform Available through HPE GreenLake and HPE Infrastructure Solutions


Pensando Systems, the company pioneering the new edge services model of enterprise and cloud computing, today announced the availability of its flagship Distributed Services Platform (DSP) as a factory-supported option on Industry-leading Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) infrastructure solutions in addition to availability through HPE GreenLake, HPE’s market-leading as-a-service platform.

Delivered as an option for HPE ProLiant servers, HPE Apollo systems, and HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems, the Pensando Distributed Services Platform is designed to work in existing customer environments and can be utilized in combination with many common network virtualization, security and orchestration frameworks. It provides high-performance scalable networking, security and storage functions, always-on, end-to-end telemetry, guarantees security through centralized policy management and dramatically simplifies IT operations. The Pensando solution enables pervasive network visibility using its hardware bi-directional flow streaming and traffic mirroring capabilities offering an enhanced experience and delivering significant additional value to HPE customers.

“We’re very excited with the progress we’ve made in the last 6 months, in particular, what we’ve done with Hewlett Packard Enterprise,” said Prem Jain, CEO of Pensando. “As of today, our mutual customers can order truly integrated Distributed Services Platforms based on the industry-leading servers and backed by single-call HPE hardware and software support, all with a single purchase order. This vastly simplifies the purchasing process making it easier than ever for existing businesses to transform their current infrastructure into a cloud-like environment with unprecedented functionality, performance, cost-savings, scale, and observability.” 

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The Pensando Distributed Services Platform — Powering Cloud and Enterprise Computing

The explosion of data generated by applications inside and outside of the data center has enterprises of all sizes facing stark choices—scale up capacity with a traditional IT architecture or move more workloads to public clouds. Either approach means IT staff often end up spending more time managing complexity and infrastructure than they do innovate for the business. 

Pensando has created a third option that overcomes the constraints of the other two, with the first secure, programmable, edge-accelerated platform that directly addresses the generational shift occurring as data pushes to the edge of the cloud. The foundation of the Pensando platform is a custom, fully-programmable processor optimized to execute a software stack delivering cloud, compute, networking, storage and security services wherever data is located:

  • Powers software-defined services at every node with cloud performance 
  • Creates simple datacenter architectures that integrate with existing frameworks and feature always-on, end-to-end telemetry and centralized security policy management 
  • Guarantees security — inherited from existing infrastructure — and compliance for all traffic, scaling across every host, preventing unauthorized root access to computing infrastructure 
  • Hosting model agnostic empowering enterprises to rapidly deploy new services 
  • Available as a standard option on the world’s best-selling servers

Creating this third option has been validated by explosive growth in demand for Pensando’s platform, and the startup has sales at over 150% of the YTD goal despite the global pandemic and subsequent economic slowdown. Already, six Fortune 50 companies have proof-of-concept deployments using Pensando with HPE servers, in addition to multiple top-tier Public Cloud providers and SP’s.

“Pensando Systems was founded on the belief that there has to be a better way to address the complex issues facing IT today,” said Soni Jiandani, Pensando Chief Business Officer. “As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, we have seen unexpected demand from both our enterprise and public cloud customers as they build out new infrastructure to meet the demand for increased remote access and cloud capabilities. Thanks in part to our partnership with HPE, we have been able to scale our supply chain to meet that demand and are readily prepared for even further growth this year.”

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