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Defense Information Systems Agency selects HPE GreenLake for the Distributed Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Prototype to bring unified cloud experience to data centers

Successful development of the prototype on HPE GreenLake will lay the foundation for DISA to rapidly deliver secure hybrid, multi-cloud services to support the warfighter readiness

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), has awarded HPE with a prototype Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement to develop its Distributed Hybrid Multi-Cloud (DHMC) prototype as part of a phased-acquisition approach. HPE will develop the prototype on HPE GreenLake, and upon successful completion, it will enable DISA to simplify management of its disparate IT infrastructure and resources across public and private clouds through a unified hybrid, multi-cloud platform.

“We’re honored that DISA has selected HPE to develop this innovative prototype and with a successful completion, HPE GreenLake will have the opportunity to be the secure hybrid, multi-cloud platform where DISA can deliver innovative managed services to the agencies it supports,” said Fidelma Russo, executive vice president and general manager of hybrid cloud and chief technology officer, HPE. “With this visionary project, and the eventual potential to deliver a sovereign cloud for DISA, HPE continues to expand upon its hybrid cloud leadership and solutions with HPE GreenLake.”

The revitalization under the prototype OTA, if successful, will bring together isolated and independent infrastructure environments within DISA’s J9 Hosting and Compute into a modernized DHMC infrastructure and services offering. The eventual revitalization is expected to reduce DISA’s IT footprint, costs and management complexity. Until now, DISA’s J9 HaC has managed multiple hosting environments independent of, and isolated from one another with different management planes, processes and portals for DISA systems administrators.

HPE will develop a prototype that meets DISA’s key requirements of managing on-premises and commercial cloud services through a single hybrid cloud control plane capable of supporting multi-tenancy, virtual private clouds, and comprehensive data privacy and protection through a zero-trust architecture. With support from trusted partner Iron Bow Technologies, HPE will assist DISA in testing and validating the advanced capabilities from HPE GreenLake private cloud solutions through prototype deployments in DISA data centers in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and Ogden, Utah.

The successful implementation of the prototype and a secure private cloud on HPE GreenLake will enable DISA to scale and accelerate communications and application deployment, including the ability to effectively apply more artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics. This will help ensure mission-critical outcomes for warfighters at the speed required by real-time, global operations.

With a successful prototype, HPE GreenLake will bring the agility, scalability, and automation of the public cloud experience together with the performance and security provided by an on-premises private cloud. The HPE GreenLake platform will also provide full visibility to multiple commercial cloud service providers, with unified management through a single pane of glass that allows users to provision, manage, and monitor a variety of cloud services across private and public clouds.

DISA, headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland, provides, operates, and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities across a global enterprise information infrastructure. It provides direct support for joint warfighters, and the full spectrum of military operations for missions and coalition partners.

About HPE GreenLake

HPE GreenLake delivers a cloud experience wherever the applications and data live. Built for the most demanding enterprise workloads, HPE GreenLake simplifies hybrid cloud with a single platform-based control plane from which organizations can automate, orchestrate, and manage their workloads across hybrid environments. The HPE GreenLake platform delivers robust security, compliance, control, and API-based extensibility supporting a broad partner ecosystem – including channel partners, distributors, independent software vendors, public cloud providers, service providers, and system integrators. In its first fiscal quarter of 2024, HPE reported Annualized Revenue Run-Rate (ARR) of $1.4 billion, a growth of 41% in constant currency from the prior-year period. HPE GreenLake has more than 31,000 unique customer organizations and powers 3.8 million connected devices worldwide. For more information on HPE GreenLake, please visit:

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:


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