HPE’s Unveils New Platform Promising Real-Time Processing at the Edge


The HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System is designed to help communication service providers (CSP) capitalize on data-intensive, low-latency services.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced the launch of the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System, a new platform designed to help telecommunication providers do real-time processing at the edge.

It enables them to take advantage of data-intensive, low-latency services for smart cities, media delivery, and connected mobility. The system allows them to process massive amounts of data at the edge using open standards to reduce costs and increase flexibility.

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“Communication service providers have come a long way in virtualizing their networks. As this continues, the distribution of converged communications and compute capacity throughout the network will accelerate lower costs and improve service,” said Dr. Tom Bradicich, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Servers, Edge and IoT Systems, HPE. “The HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System delivers the capabilities of closed proprietary systems and more, but on an open-standards platform, combined with proven data-center class IT.”

IDC forecasts that more than 150 billion devices will be connected across the globe by 2025, most of which will be creating data in real time. As a result, IDC predicts real-time data to represent nearly 30 percent of the Global Datasphere by 2025. Estimated to be 33 zettabytes in 2018, IDC forecasts the Global Datasphere to grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, the company said.

Key features of the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System include:

  • Compact and ruggedized design
  • Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
  • Can run rack mounted or stand-alone in any space
  • NVIDIA ® Tesla ® GPUs, FPGAs from Intel and Xilinx, NICs from Intel or Mellanox
  • Up to 1.5TB of memory and 16TB of storage
  • One-click provisioning and remote systems management

HPE also announced new partnerships with Samsung and Tech Mahindra. The companies will work together to accelerate 5G adoption using the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System to deploy virtual 5G applications.

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