HPE 2018-12-15T09:55:23+00:00
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HPE – 75 Years of global research and development, helping organisations of all sizes deliver IT systems of the future

“My team at Blue Connections, is fully certified in all the major HPE solutions – from Aruba to Recovery Manager to Nimble Storage”

Bernard Tyers, Practice Manager: Infrastructure, Blue Connections

Our recent Go Karting evening with HPE Nimble Storage

Thank you to our customers for bringing their driving game for an adrenaline-filled evening Go Karting with the HPE Nimble Storage and Blue Connections team.

White Paper: Cloudbased Data Protection
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Enterprise Cloud-Based Data Protection

  • Data Protection Service Levels Drive IT Strategy
  • Leveraging Cloud for Resiliency and Long Term Retention
  • Protecting Data in the Cloud with HPE
  • The Bigger Truth
Protect and manage data copies with intelligent storage
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Enable fast and affordable end-to-end protection and copy data management for Oracle, SAP HANA®, and SQL Server databases

Solve the typical pain points in protecting databases, such as:

  • Backing up large databases with minimum complexity and within a short time frame
  • Keeping data protection costs under control
  • Maintaining a reasonably low recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) for an application
Aruba ClearPass Deployment and Integration Service
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Aruba ClearPass Deployment and Integration Services

  • Complements your IT team with advisory and professional service assistance from HPE Pointnext
  • Provides access to expertise to help expedite ClearPass deployment and integration
  • Applies Aruba ClearPass deployment and integration best practices
  • Provides assistance to help you prepare Aruba ClearPass to take full advantage of additional ClearPass security features

How Blue Connections works with HPE


For one of Victoria’s largest aged care providers, Blue Connections completed network redesign and wireless site surveys leveraging Ekahau Site Survey – the leading vendor agnostic wireless site surveying tool. From site survey, a full detailed design was formed using HPE Aruba Switching and HPE Instant Access Points. The customers Switching topologies were redesigned so that resilience, security and performance was incorporated in to every network using technologies such as switch stacking, link aggregation, VLAN’s, access-control lists to name a few. Once the core network architecture was configured to industry best practice, a new wireless network was installed. Using HPE Aruba Instant Access Points, all sites were deployed using the latest advanced wireless techniques. All wireless networks were scoped so that complete 5Ghz coverage was provided so that the 5Ghz spectrum was reserved critical traffic such as voice and corporate traffic. Wave 2 Access Points were introduced in to the environment, thus future proofing the wireless network for the ever changing wireless device support. Full wireless coverage was scope for both indoor and outdoor wireless. Wireless security and guest network access was provisioned using Aruba ClearPass for 802.1x capabilities and captive portal onboarding, with the addition of Aruba AirWave for remote monitoring, management and reporting. Airwave also enabled access to troubleshooting tools to pinpoint problematic stations and diagnose wireless issues on the fly and historically. The install was a national rollout which was fully project managed by Blue Connections with a hugely successful upgrade using HPE Aruba switching and wireless hardware.

Nimble Storage

For one of Victoria’s largest Cemeteries Trusts, Blue Connections delivered a multi-site HPE Nimble storage and Veeam solution simplifying their IT data landscape while ensuring “cloud ready” capabilities. Servicing production, disaster recovery, and backup storage workloads across the two locations, the Nimble HPE storage solution integrated with Veeam backup and replication has delivered our client simplified day to day operations, increased availability, and disaster recovery with less than 30 minutes RPO (Recovery Point Objectives) for critical workloads. The Nimble and Veeam combination proved to be a more cost effective and flexible solution for data backup services over an alternative Public Cloud offering for the ~210TB of data over a 3 year period. This proved to be a critical point in the decision process in moving forward with the solution, due to its ability to service multiple requirements within the IT data landscape.

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