HPE Asset Upcycling Services selected by Astellas Pharma to support sustainability commitments and drive network standardization

MARCH 14, 2024 • PRESS RELEASE

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  • HPE announced that HPE Asset Upcycling Services have been selected by Astellas Pharma Inc. a global pharmaceutical company
  • Astellas also selected HPE Aruba Networking solutions to strengthen its backbone network

Pharmaceutical leader to embark on its first technology Asset Upcycling in Canada, followed by planned expansion in Japan, the U.S. and other countries

Tokyo, Japan – March 14, 2024Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that HPE Asset Upcycling Services have been selected by Astellas Pharma Inc. a global pharmaceutical company. Starting in Canada, these services provide the collection and processing of end-of-use network equipment as part of the company’s network standardization project and will contribute to Astellas’ efforts to achieve its sustainability goals.

A first collection of networking assets is taking place in Canada today, with other Astellas sites to follow, starting with the Japanese headquarters where hundreds of technology assets, including networking, servers, PCs, and smartphones will be decommissioned for secure refurbishment. Each year, Astellas teams will be receiving their own HPE Circular Economy Report, which details the reuse versus recycle rate by product family and the associated environmental impact savings. 

HPE Asset Upcycling Services is part of HPE’s full range of solutions to help customers modernize multi-generational IT estates, extend the life of legacy systems and associated software, and extract value from end-of-use technology. Astellas selected HPE Asset Upcycling Services for its consistent global quality of service in securely processing and refurbishing end-of-use hardware, including network assets, storage, servers, and workplace devices across multiple brands.

"While IT modernization is crucial in realizing the best experience for our colleagues at Astellas, we want to achieve a positive impact on the environment by promoting the reuse and recycling of IT assets." said Yasunori Yakabe, Director, Head of Cloud Products and Platforms Digital Architecture Solutions, Digital Analytics and Technology, Astellas. “We selected HPE Asset Upcycling Services for it to play an integral role in our corporate social responsibility efforts and contribute to the circular economy. We expect HPE’s solutions to not only strengthen our network and IT infrastructure but also accelerate our journey to carbon neutrality.”

Astellas also selected HPE Aruba Networking solutions to strengthen its backbone network. A secure, agile, and dynamic network is critical to support the research, discovery, development, and manufacturing of innovative new medicines. Astellas, with operations, R&D centers, and manufacturing sites in more than 70 countries worldwide, requires a scalable, resilient, and reliable infrastructure that eliminates network silos and can be managed centrally. HPE Aruba Networking Central, a cloud-based networking solution, will deliver AI-powered analytics, end-to-end automation and orchestration, and advanced security for unified management and enhanced IT productivity.

“We are honored to have been selected by Astellas for HPE Aruba Networking solutions and HPE Asset Upcycling Services,” said Hirokazu Mochizuki, senior vice president and managing director for HPE Japan. “HPE Aruba Networking Central helps overcome the challenges of legacy networking and delivers a compelling user experience. As we work together to advance sustainability, the HPE Circular Economy Report will play an important role in providing the reuse and recycling details for the products that are returned, allowing Astellas to track its progress on carbon emission avoidance.”

About HPE Asset Upcycling Services

HPE Asset Upcycling Services enables customers to recover value from any HPE or third-party workplace or data center technologies, in a secure, globally consistent, and environmentally responsible way. The HPE Circular Economy Report details the reuse vs. recycle rate by product family and the associated environmental impact savings. It’s available in 10 languages: English, Chinese traditional and simplified, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese. For more information on HPE Asset Upcycling Services, please visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/hpe-asset-upcycling-services.html

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 as a service.  With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com

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