Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman Tuesday used her Discover conference keynote address to shine the spotlight on a breakthrough deal that led Dropbox to move of some of its huge cloud storage services business from Amazon Web Services to a scalable HPE cloud solution.

HPE took the lead on the Dropbox move to a hybrid cloud model with an "open architecture approach and a custom server solution" with HPE ProLiant and Cloudline service provider systems -- all financed by HPE Financial Services, said Whitman.

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HPE, meanwhile, has become a Dropbox customer with more than 100,000 employees using the storage service even before the move to scale up the service within HPE. In addition, HPE is working with Dropbox to drive joint go-to-market plans on......


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