HPE and Smart Africa Alliance Join Hands to Encourage Digital Inclusivity

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Smart Africa Alliance have announced a new partnership to help foster global digital inclusivity.

Furthering its commitment to closing the digital divide and promoting digital inclusivity throughout the world, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it has joined the Smart Africa Alliance.

To support the Smart Africa Alliance in providing affordable access to broadband services and information and communications technologies (ICT), HPE is engaging in several initiatives related to the development and deployment of national public clouds built-in each participating country’s data centers. 

“Digital inclusivity for all is only attainable by creating a digital infrastructure that supports all organizations and citizens, in every country of the world, by joining the Smart Africa Alliance, HPE is helping to establish controlled cloud infrastructures and other digital transformation projects necessary to stimulate trade and commerce throughout Africa.”

Xavier Poisson Global VP, Service Providers and Cloud28+, HPE

HPE will lead or participate in several forthcoming Smart Africa Alliance projects, including:
 

  • Sponsoring a proof of concept for the Cloud and Data Center Project
  • Co-authoring a white paper on cloud and data centers
  • Sponsoring Transform Africa Summit 2021, which is the leading forum on digital transformation in Africa
  • Delivering technical training through the Smart Africa Digital Academy

HPE is focused on leveraging its expertise to help make cloud, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and other advanced technologies available to more of the world’s citizens, regardless of geographic location. By creating innovative and accessible digital infrastructures, HPE and other organizations can lead the world into an equitable Age of Insight — an era of new discoveries — that can drive solutions to society’s toughest challenges.

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