Hewlett Packard Enterprise will try to cut ground to its competitors, betting for solutions based on the chain of blocks (Blockchain)
Weeks after entering the Blockchain industry, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) customers say they are testing the company’s new block-based software.
Developed in collaboration with R3CEV, a company dedicated to distributed database technologies – a consortium of more than 70 institutions immersed in the world of research and development of the chain of blocks in the financial system -, the implementation combines the Corda firm-an open-source, financial-oriented platform-with HP’s NonStop infrastructure. In summary, while the paid version of Corda unveiled in May was conceived for companies that carry out large volumes of transactions, HPE’s work leverages its own distributed database and messaging systems, updating them with the capabilities of Corda.
However, proof of concept – an IT implementation of an idea that is not yet completed – officially announced last month is a major boost within HP that, if successful, could get the company to conquer the ground it Has lost against IBM and other competitors. The current proof of concept is being tested by customers who use platforms important to financial services, and there is more, much more to bring to consumers and partners.
In an interview with CoinDesk, HPE’s financial and insurance services provider Markus Ogurek said that once the testing is complete, Blockchain technology will play a role in any business application that the organization deems too important. In Ogurek’s words:
“We will use R3CEV and Corda as the hallmark of our partnership to handle payment cases, identity management and possibly other situations that banks are currently deepening.”
The key to advancing the initiative is the involvement of strategic partners, and according to Ogurek there is progress on the table: last year, HPE became a separate entity from HP, and Markus states that the startup’s work is Beginning to attract the attention of the renewed program of partners of the company. The HPE service provider put it this way:
“Right now we have several requests from customers who are willing to negotiate with us, interested in how they could benefit from the solution we are developing with Corda … They want the product to be part of their exploration of chain-based programs.”
Ogurek wants this growth to remain constant, in order to concretize the entry of HPE to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, a move that could take place in September. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been working on the software since February of this year with the R3CEV engineers.
It should be noted that Ricardo Correia, the director of R3, compared the free version of Corda with a “heart beat fully functional”, one “without all the vital organs attributed to it.” To integrate the elements demanded by the companies, the users must implement the services of R3CEV or construct them themselves. In the case at hand, HPE hired R3 to help integrate the software with its distributed systems, and the result came to light at the HPE Discover event that was held in June.
Although Ogurek’s statements project the great potential of the project, they are still early days for work based on the HPE block chain. And is that, although all tests go well, the company has a long way to go to recover the ground lost in front of its competitors.
Of the technology giants most marked by the age of the Internet and cloud computing, IBM has been the fastest in adopting the block chain, becoming a founding member of the Hyperlocker consortium in 2015; In addition, earlier this year it was established as the first company to have its own open source platform, with hundreds of proofs of concept estimated to be in development.
If we compare, the integration of Corda that came to light in June is the first large block chain of Hewlett Packard that, once completed, will be released. However, Markus Ogurek commented that there is already a lot of proof of concept in development with HPE customers, but what is at stake is more than boasting about the recent partnership formed.