Gartner Research

Gartner Invest Research Community Vision: The Challenges and Opportunities HPE Faces as It Prepares to Go It Alone

Published: 14 July 2015

ID: G00275092

Analyst(s): Adam Woodyer , Sandra Notardonato , Neil MacDonald , Frank Marsala , Andrew Neff


After HP splits into two parts, as of 1 November 2015, investors will initially hold positions in both companies. Gartner analysts assess the strengths and challenges facing Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which comprises the server, storage, networking, cloud, software and services businesses.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Starting Point
    • A Change in Strategy
  • Gartner's Analysis
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Consolidated Business
    • Overall Strengths
    • Overall Challenges
    • Overall Strategic Considerations
  • Industry-Standard Servers
  • Business-Critical Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Software
  • Services
  • Implications for Investors
    • What Investors Should Do

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.