SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
How HPE is Helping Our Community
Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging families, businesses, and communities. As a company whose purpose is to advance the way people live and work, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is responding with philanthropic initiatives to stabilize communities, support for customers tackling the challenges of this pandemic, and technology to help organizations adapt to this unpreceded situation.
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COMMUNITY BASED INITIATIVES
HPE is proud to be a force for good in even the most trying of times. Philanthropic and community-based initiatives we’ve launched include the following:
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HPE Gives Global Matching Campaign: A dollar-for-dollar matching campaign to provide HPE team members with the opportunity to make financial donations to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and UNICEF’s global efforts to provide continuous education, healthcare, sanitation, and community engagement.
HPE Gives Bay Area Matching Campaign: A dollar-for-dollar matching campaign for HPE team members to contribute to the regional response in the Bay Area. Funds support the COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Funds held at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which will help local low-income individuals and families, non-profit organizations, and small businesses whose employees are most at risk for diminished or lost wages.
Silicon Valley Strong: HPE Foundation donated funds to the Silicon Valley Strong fund, a community response to COVID-19 in our HQ’s hometown, and is additionally matching employee donations to the fund dollar-for-dollar through HPE Gives.
Supporting Hospitals in Italy: HPE team members in Italy have already raised approximately 70,000 Euros to buy needed equipment such as ventilators for local hospitals, with HPE Italy matching their donations.
HPE Aruba UXI In-kind Donations to California Hospitals: To help alleviate pressures on networks and streamline management, HPE Aruba is donating User Experience Insight (UXI) technology to Stanford Health, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and California Department of State Hospitals, so that they can remotely access and monitor overtaxed wireless networks and troubleshoot issues remotely.
NetHope COVID-19 Database: HPE Foundation has provided funding to our partner NetHope to support the development of a database for its member organizations, which includes some of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world, to collect COVID-19 related needs across membership and share best practices.
Distance Learning: HPE is working with our partner, Curated Pathways to Innovation, to provide its AI & machine-learning personalized learning platform to select schools to assist with distance learning. We will be making Cyber Squad, an interactive cybersecurity-learning game, available for public use. Tech nonprofits that we support through HPE Accelerating Impact are stepping up in the new learning environment, including:
- Learning Equality is providing resources for instances where uninterrupted online learning isn’t possible.
- CommonLit, a free online reading program, is adding resources and virtual learning webinars to help schools.
- CareerVillage, a crowdsourced career advice platform, is working with HPE employees to ramp up volunteer efforts to advise remote workers and students.
Virtual Volunteerism: Beyond CareerVillage, HPE has further provided team members with resources and suggestions of virtual volunteering opportunities in response to COVID-19. HPE provides team members with 60 hours of paid volunteer time off (VTO) per year.
HELPING TACKLE THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19
HPE technology and teams are being called in to help organizations tackle the challenges of COVID-19. Following are examples of ways HPE is delivering for customers and stakeholders in bold ways:
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Vancouver Clinic in Washington relies on HPE Aruba’s edge architecture to ensure its networks can support increased demand and critical care capabilities such as telemedicine. Aruba Remote Access Points have seen a double-digit increase in demand because it allows organizations to extend their network and corporate resources to workers at home with secure, seamless connectivity.
The HPE Financial Services asset recovery team, which manages the retirement of technology from servers to storage to PCs and printers, was able to provision nearly 50,000 laptops that were at the end of their lease and provide them to one of the largest banks in the United States to enable its teams to work remotely.
HPE is supporting important work at some of the world’s leading research centers, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Our high-performance computing solutions are enabling it to run simulations involving complex data and deep learning workloads to better understand the new COVID-19 strain and develop drug treatments.
We are proud to support critical COVID-19 research by partnering with the White House in a COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. We will join the U.S. Department of Energy and other industry and academic organizations to provide supercomputing software and applications expertise free of charge to help researchers port, run, and optimize essential applications to combat this pandemic.
HPE Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts are collaborating to support the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset. They are expecting to develop AI tools to mine data across thousands of scholarly articles related to COVID-19 and related coronaviruses to help the medical community develop answers to high-priority scientific questions.
Helping Our Customers
HPE solutions are helping customers with the challenges facing their operations as they adapt to this unprecedented situation:
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Enabling secure and productive operations in distributed and remote locations
Work from home solutions, including:
- Access to corporate resources through HPE Aruba solutions, including IAP-VPN for single client solutions or Remote Access Points (RAPs) for multiple clients. This can also be a solution for virtual call centers.
- A portfolio of solutions for remote access through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that can be implemented quickly and scaled rapidly.
Virtual learning offers anytime, anywhere eLearning on HPE technology, in addition to industry topics and personal development skills.
Solutions for SMB, such as ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus, a small office solution that includes Aruba Instant On Wi-Fi access points for wireless connectivity and HPE RDX removable disk system for storage, backup, and recovery.
Remote productivity expertise provided by HPE Pointnext Services, which offers advisory, professional and operational services to help organizations adapt their technology and workforce to new ways of working.
Accelerating research to understand, prevent and cure COVID-19
Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is a breakthrough technology with the power to shorten the time to drug discovery and development. It dramatically speeds the process of providing ever-sharper images of protein structures, in 3D, at near-atomic resolution.
HPE’s integrated HPE Apollo compute and storage systems remove bottlenecks when moving data from the microscope to analytics thanks to faster data transfer technologies, optimized storage, and better integration of compute, storage, and analysis functions within the system.
Managing cash flow and maintaining business operations and continuity
HPE GreenLake allows organizations to conserve capital, manage cash flow, and align their IT spending with business outcomes by delivering on-premises solutions as a service—enabling organizations to pay only for the IT they use.
HPE Financial Services can offer aid through:
- HPE Accelerated Migration to convert existing, owned IT assets into a usage payment model to provide incremental revenue resources;
- HPE Adaptable Use Model: Extended Deployment, which is a phased deployment program that allows companies to acquire compute and storage capacity now with the flexibility to configure, test and stand up systems before paying; HPE Certified Pre-Owned Technology; Payment deferral and short-term rentals.
Addressing unique, industry specific challenges
Healthcare and first responders: With HPE Pointnext Services and Aruba User Experience Insights, we help hospitals enable fast, continuous access and optimal user experience on their network. Aruba provides solutions for secure connectivity for remote physicians who need access to patient record systems.
Education: Aruba can address a majority of schools, pivot to hosting distance learning between teachers, professors, and their students, with seamless, secure access to student records, online educational tools, and school resources.