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HPE and Juniper Networks Sustainability News, Milestones, Partnerships and Net Zero Timelines

June 20, 2024 by Joe Panettieri

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) expects to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 -- a decade faster than previously expected -- according to a 2022 statement. Juniper Networks, which HPE announced plans to acquire in early 2024, also has a 2040 net-zero goal.

Monica Batchelder, chief sustainability officer, HPE
Monica Batchelder, chief sustainability officer, HPE

The HPE journey toward net zero, led by Chief Sustainability Officer Monica Batchelder, involves multiple internal milestones along with new green IT tools and sustainable software developments for partners and customers.

In a prepared statement about the journey, HPE CEO Antonio Neri said in June 2023: “Sustainability is inextricably linked to every part of our business. At HPE, we have an opportunity and an obligation to help customers drive data-first modernization projects that are more accessible, responsible, inclusive, and sustainable. Our expertise in partnering throughout the lifecycle of our relationship with customers to help them achieve their sustainable IT objectives is a key reason why organizations choose HPE.”

The timeline below, updated regularly, further explains sustainability strategies, key milestones, customer engagements, partner integrations and more. Check back regularly for updates.

June 2024: HPE and Juniper Milestones

Partnership - IT Services: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and engineering consultancy Danfoss are partnering to deliver HPE IT Sustainability Services – Data Center Heat Recovery, an "off-the shelf heat recovery module, helping organizations manage and value waste heat as they transition towards more sustainable IT facilities," the organizations said.

AI Data Centers: Direct liquid cooling can help cloud service providers (CSPs) and data center customers to more efficiency run generative AI workloads -- especially in anticipation of Nvidia Blackwell GPUs in late 2024 or early 2025, HPE CEO Antonio Neri asserts.

April 2024: HPE and Juniper Business Milestones

Cloud Services - Engineering Consultancy: Danfoss, the global engineering firm, will leverage HPE GreenLake, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and the RISE with SAP program to "accelerate the company’s sustainable cloud journey," the companies announced.

March 2024: HPE and Juniper Networks Business Milestones

Funding: HPE invested in Greenly, which develops carbon accounting software for small and midsize businesses. Greenly's software as an opportunity to assist enterprise customers with sustainable IT infrastructure initiatives.

Juniper Partner Program: Juniper Networks, which HPE is acquiring, has updated its Juniper Partner Advantage (JPA) Program to include various sustainability-focused components -- though specific details were not disclosed.

January 2024: Business Milestones

M&A - Networking and AI: HPE is acquiring Juniper Networks for roughly $14 million. Juniper is striving to be carbon neutral across its operations by 2025. The company also promotes Day One Green -- a collection of white papers to help customers achieve climate goals by leveraging Juniper's technologies and expertise.

Simon Ewington, worldwide channel and partner ecosystem leader, HPE

Channel Chief: In a blog, HPE Channel Chief Simon Ewington shared his partner outlook for 2024. Among the areas to watch: The HPE Sustainability Insight Center and associated sustainability services to help customers reduce their IT carbon footprints. Ewington's blog surfaced shortly before the company disclosed plans to acquire Juniper Networks for $14 billion.

Supercomputing Infrastructure: Italian energy company Eni will leverage HPE technology for HPC6 -- a supercomputing infrastructure and green data center effort. Eni specializes in the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons and various energy and petroleum products.

November 2023: HPE Sustainability Partnership

Partnership - AI and Cloud Services: A DarkByte partnership will roll out AI cloud services powered by renewable energy such as solar, batteries, hydro, and nanotech, the companies said. The relationship leverages Cray XD supercomputers, featuring NVIDIA H100 GPUs, to "provide the scale and performance required to support compute-intensive workloads such as AI, machine learning, and modeling and simulation workloads."

October 2023: Sustainability Strategy Milestones

Kyocera Document Solutions UK (KDUK) and HPE launched net zero workshops to help customers deploy and manage sustainable IT solutions. TD Synnex, the global technology distributor, also is involved in the workshops.

September 2023: Sustainability Strategy Milestones

HPE and Schneider Electric expanded their sustainability and IT services partnership to increasingly support Asia Pacific customers.

More: Continue to next page for more HPE sustainability updates.

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