HPE CEO Neri tests positive for COVID-19, talks hot topics for HPE's Discover event

HPE CEO Antonio Neri advances intelligent edge, AI/ML, and everything-as-a-service by 2022 as important subjects at the company's Discover event next week.

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The COVID-19 pandemic struck home for HPE CEO Antonio Neri this week as he told the world he tested positive for the disease on June 16. HPE says Neri is feeling well and plans to operate business as usual while he quarantines at home, including playing a key role in the vendor’s Discover 2020 virtual event next week. 

Indeed Neri was well enough to talk with Network World about the hot topics and trends the company will address at Discover.

The main discussion of course will be around continuing to develop the intelligent edge, a strategy Neri has driven for a couple years now.

“We see data growth in the cloud, on and off premises, and increasingly at the edge where we are uniquely positioned. The edge customers need persistent connectivity to bridge the digital and physical worlds,” Neri said during the company’s financial results call in May.

“HPE Aruba Central is at the core of our edge strategy. It is the only cloud-native simple-to-use and secure platform that unifies network management for wired, wireless and WAN networks, and soon 5G and edge computing. In Q2, the number of unique customers using Aruba Central increased to 65,000.”

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