From ZDNet in March 2016:
HPE's cloud story remains complicated. While the company has left the public cloud behind, it will continue to offer its OpenStack-based Helion 3.0 as a private cloud.
HPE, HP Enterprise, closed down its public cloud because it just stank.
I'm confused. HPE's cloud story has more plotlines than Game of Thrones, but without anything like as much action.
Most recently, HPE closed down its Helion public cloud. HPE CEO Meg Whitman had reason. The Helion public cloud simply wasn't that good
Here's the DIA press release:
New Zealand government secures major agreement with HP Enterprise
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has secured a pan-government agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) New Zealand – a significant global ICT supplier to New Zealand’s government agencies. This builds on the previous pan-government agreements DIA has negotiated with global ICT suppliers.
Government Chief Technology Officer, Tim Occleshaw, is pleased to achieve this milestone. “This agreement aligns with our strategy of New Zealand Government acting as a single customer and will support government agencies in embracing the move to the cloud. This system-wide approach is key to government’s digital services transformation as part of the shift to a digital economy and society.”
The agreement, that allows eligible government agencies to buy new software licences, cloud services and appliances from HPE under standardised terms, will result in substantial savings across the public sector over its initial three-year term, as well as saving time and resources through a simplified procurement process.
It also means all public sector agencies are able to access pricing that reflects the purchasing power of NZ government, as well as products that are structured in a manner that aligns with how government wants to consume ICT services.
“More widely,” he says, “this agreement presents an exciting and important opportunity for New Zealand. It demonstrates the collaboration and collective strength that agency chief executives aspired to when we developed the Government ICT Strategy. Our vision is to create a single, coherent government ICT system that enables a radical transformation of public services. Our agreement with HPE is another step towards achieving this goal.”