Today, SGI becomes part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This combination is a great fit for SGI, and an important boost to HPE’s growth plans. HPE has been for decades a leader in IT solutions for the enterprise, and has leading share in the high performance computing (HPC) market. SGI has a long history as a leader in high performance computing, and has recently entered the enterprise space with differentiated technology targeted at real-time business analytics.
Real-time Enterprise is Mission Critical
The demand for real-time analytics is growing very rapidly. We are living in a digital world where transactions, behaviors, communications, and data of every kind are being captured and analyzed to improve the customer experience, bolster the efficiency of businesses processes, and accelerate business decisions. The ability to quickly interpret and draw conclusions from Big Data is now clearly a competitive advantage.
Agility for Competitive Advantage
As today’s organizations strive for agility and competitive advantage in this digital world, they require more powerful analytic tools. Supercomputing enables the data-driven enterprise with Big Data solutions that turn data into insights, and insights into action. With SGI’s technology, HPE will expand its leadership in providing mission-critical systems that power SAP HANA, SQL Server, and other large in-memory database deployments—crunching ever-increasing data sets while delivering the reliability and resiliency required by enterprise customers.
Broadens the HPC Footprint
SGI’s supercomputing technology also enables HPE to broaden its footprint across the growing HPC market. The appetite for understanding and solving the world’s most complex challenges—from climate change to security threats—will continue to drive the demand for larger, more powerful systems, a key historical focal point for SGI. With applications in financial services, oil and gas exploration, product design and manufacturing, and the burgeoning field of bioinformatics and personalized medicine, supercomputing is steadily expanding its reach into commercial markets.
It’s gratifying to see that the technologies SGI developed over the last several years are now becoming part of a broader portfolio with expansive global reach. And with SGI’s technology, HPE is even better positioned to enable data-driven organizations around the world, bolster the adoption of HPC in the commercial space, and further the advancement of critical research and discoveries.
And yes, it is immensely gratifying to see the hard work of so many talented individuals at SGI bearing fruit at a scale and reach that can only be attained by the brand, infrastructure, and global leadership of a company like HPE. I’m personally very excited to see our efforts rewarded as we join one of the world’s premiere technology companies. I know all of SGI’s employees are equally excited and proud.