HPE Banking on Ezmeral Software to Lure More Partners, Users to AI

“There's a value proposition across the partner continuum,” says HPE's Steve Shattuck.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

May 16, 2023

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As tools like ChatGPT, Google Bard and Amazon Bedrock hog the AI spotlight, HPE on Tuesday debuted the latest iteration of its Ezmeral Software.

First launched in 2020 as a hybrid cloud platform for data science and analytics workloads, the new Ezmeral software brings siloed functions into one place, adds HPE GreenLake capabilities and, most of all, simplifies analytics and AI/ML/big data insights.

That latter point is a big deal for smaller organizations and their channel partners seeking to take advantage of AI without having to invest in data experts and other expensive resources. Typically, HPE has targeted Fortune 50-500 firms, which are served by the likes of behemoth consultancies and integrators such as Accenture and Deloitte. But Ezmeral opens the door for more midmarket users and partners.

That’s the word from Steve Shattuck, vice president of worldwide sales, service and support for HPE Ezmeral software.

Ezmeral Software Opens Multicloud Opportunity


HPE’s Steve Shattuck

“We want to be a part of that entire hybrid multicloud environment,” Shattuck told Channel Futures. “And this software is going to give our channel partners an opportunity to have relevance in that space.”

Other updates to HPE Ezmeral include a new interface, more data sources and open-source tools. The portfolio also works across on-premises setups and Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Speaking of open source, HPE opted for that route for Ezmeral so it can add functionality as customers need — or let them customize their own additions. Finally, Ezmeral Software takes minutes, maybe a half-hour, to install, as compared to days or weeks.

Channel Futures spoke with Shattuck about what Ezmeral Software means for partners. See the slideshow above to read that conversation, which has been lightly edited for clarity.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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