HOUSTON — BMW Group is engaging Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help manage its global data in the cloud.
BMW Group selected HPE’s GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to “streamline and unify” data management across its global locations and the cloud, according to HPE this month.
As part of the agreement, HPE will provide cloud services for big data, backup, recovery, and compliant archiving, enabling BMW Group to manage distributed data via a single platform, with a consistent cloud experience.
HPE GreenLake will facilitate the analysis of data collected from electric test cars across the globe to accelerate time to market. The data, such as battery temperature, power dissipation, or vehicle speed, will be captured via the analytics and data lakehouse platform HPE Ezmeral, giving BMW Group’s data scientists and engineers universal and direct access to the data.
HPE Ezmeral provides a global catalog of analytics tools and data operations processes for analysis and simulation. The product will be delivered as-a-service via the HPE GreenLake platform. It will be based on HPE Apollo and HPE ProLiant servers in globally distributed micro data centers, in combination with a virtual desktop infrastructure.
Through the HPE GreenLake platform, BMW Group will also globally use solutions from Veritas and Cohesity in combination with HPE Store Once for backup and recovery as well as solutions from iTernity based on HPE Primera for compliant archiving.
“While data is becoming a key source of competitive advantage in the automotive industry, the complexity of data management is only increasing, driven by decentralization and increasing volume, variety and velocity,” said Antonio Neri, president and CEO, HPE.
“We look forward to working with the BMW Group to master that challenge, by providing a unified cloud experience for the management of any data anywhere, which is a powerful foundation for unlocking its value.”