Salomon selects HPE GreenLake to drive business agility and increase data center sustainability

JUNE 23, 2021 • PRESS RELEASE

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  • HPE GreenLake is providing leading outdoor sports manufacturer Salomon with a next-generation IT environment using HPE Synergy and HPE Nimble Storage
  • HPE OneView will provide Salomon with the ability to scale up and down the compute and storage resources separately, and as-needed to respond to the different peaks and demands for IT capacity
  • The solution enabled Salomon to reduce the environmental impact of IT and will help the company meet its ambitious sustainability goal to achieve a 30% reduction of carbon emissions by 2025

HPE GreenLake transforms Salomon’s IT environment to enable more scalable service delivery while reducing carbon footprint with less equipment

PARIS, France– June 23, 2021 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Salomon, a leading outdoor sports equipment manufacturer, has selected HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform to provide a next-generation, on-premises cloud environment to increase IT resource deployment agility, reduce environmental footprint and accelerate software development for new applications and services. Salomon will use HPE Synergy, HPE’s highly secure, software-defined composable infrastructure and HPE Nimble Storage, an intelligent, self-managing storage solution, in an as-a-service model, to provide an easy-to-manage platform that responds to growing business demands and allows better cost management.

Part of the Amer Sports family, Salomon brings engineers, designers, and athletes together to create innovative outdoor equipment. Due to greater fluctuations in business demands that resulted from the impact of COVID-19, Salomon needed to scale up and down its technology environment to provide more resiliency, business flexibility, agility and cost efficiency.

Salomon turned to HPE and HPE’s partner, Cheops Technology to design and implement a modernized technology platform that would enable it to accelerate application development, drive operational efficiency, streamline capacity planning and scale readily to support business growth. HPE and Cheops Technology worked together to design a software-defined platform delivered as-a-service through HPE GreenLake that met Salomon’s increased demands for flexibility, resiliency and cost efficiency with pay-per-use billing. HPE GreenLake also provided Salomon with an agile platform for its developer community to use, in order to accelerate new software development in a DevOps mode.

HPE GreenLake also enabled Salomon to reduce the environmental impact of IT and will help the company meet its ambitious sustainability goal to achieve a 30% reduction of carbon emissions by 2025. More specifically, HPE GreenLake helped Salomon increase capacity utilization and reduce the resources required for power and cooling, while also ensuring additional capacity is still available to support increased business demand. HPE GreenLake also offered a disaster recovery solution to ensure resilience and business continuity in a more efficient and timely way.

“With HPE, we found a reliable partner that offers us all the elements we need to manage our capacity now, but also into the future – delivering scalability, cost efficiency, improved performance, and ease of management through a uniquely built as-a-service solution,”
said Eric Gauffre, IT Infrastructure and Services Director, Amer Sports Corporation. “We believe innovative technologies have a critical role to play to reduce companies carbon footprint. Better capacity planning helps us achieve greater long-term growth and allow us to adapt our business to the ever-changing environment. The new infrastructure allows us to transform our IT operations with a high-performing, sustainable technology environment that will bring even greater value to our customers through a more secured service level.”

Furthermore, HPE Pointnext Technology Services and Cheops Technology worked together to design and implement the HPE GreenLake as-a-service solution based on HPE Nimble Storage and HPE Synergy which supports all of Salomon’s virtualized workloads, including Oracle database workloads, and will also support the future adoption of containerized applications. This environment is automated and orchestrated by HPE OneView, with the ability to scale up and down the compute and storage resources separately, and as-needed to respond to the different peaks and demands for IT capacity. The operations and management are handled by HPE InfoSight, which is offered on HPE Nimble Storage to deliver cloud-based AI-driven operations to monitor, predict and prevent infrastructure problems before they occur.

“We are delighted to help Salomon respond to the changing business demands brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, through modernizing and streamlining its IT infrastructure and providing a more flexible environment for its developers,” said Nicholas Bohy, General Manager, HPE Pointnext Technology Services. “Our HPE GreenLake solution delivers increased scalability and financial flexibility together with a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, long-term solution.”

HPE long-time Platinum partner, Cheops Technology, brought its knowledge and experience to enable a seamless installation of the composable infrastructure and continues to work closely with Salomon and HPE.

“With the HPE Greenlake offer, Cheops Technology wanted Salomon to benefit from a new way of consuming IT in pay-per-use terms for on rremise infrastructures. This desire is fully in line with the cloud strategy proposed by Cheops Technology.” added Claude FOURNIER, Regional Director of Cheops Technology

Additional Resources

To learn more about HPE GreenLake, visit hpe.com/greenlake.
To learn more about HPE Ezmeral, visit hpe.com/ezmeral.
To learn more about Salomon, visit salomon.com.

Join us June 22-24 for HPE Discover 2021 spotlighting the future of edge to cloud digital transformation. Hear more about how HPE brings the speed, simplicity, and agility of the cloud to your data with HPE GreenLake during the dedicated Discover 2021 Spotlight Session.

The HPE GreenLake edge to cloud platform provides customers with a powerful foundation to drive digital transformation through an elastic as-a-service offering that can run on premises, at the edge, or in a colocation facility. The HPE GreenLake cloud platform combines simplicity and agility with the governance, compliance, and visibility that comes with hybrid IT. The HPE GreenLake cloud platform offers a range of cloud services that accelerate innovation, including cloud services for bare metal, compute, container management, core payment systems, data protection, electronic medical records, 5G, HCI, high performance compute, machine learning operations, networking, risk management, SAP HANA, storage, VDI, and VMs. The HPE GreenLake Cloud Services business is rapidly growing with over $4.8 billion USD in total contract value and more than 900 partners selling HPE GreenLake.  Today, the HPE GreenLake cloud platform has more than 1200 enterprise customers across 50 countries in all industry sectors and sizes including Fortune 500 companies, government and public sector organizations, and small and midmarket enterprises.  For more information on HPE GreenLake, please visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/greenlake.html.

About Salomon/Amer Sports

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon’s commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic skiing and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for snowboarding, adventure racing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, and many other sports.

Through performance driven design, Salomon delivers innovation and progression to mountain sports; converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility. Salomon’s heritage, culture, and commitment are tied together by one simple concept: the world’s leading mountain people creating the world’s leading mountain products. Salomon is headquartered in Annecy, France.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions delivered as a service – spanning Compute, Storage, Software, Intelligent Edge, High Performance Computing and Mission Critical Solutions – with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, designed to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

 

Editorial Contact:

Benjamin Lesueur

benjamin.lesueur@hpe.com

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