Case study

HPE OEM partner Imagine Communications speeds time to market for unique video solutions

HPE OEM partner, Imagine Communications, relies on robust HPE ProLiant servers, HPE MSA storage, and a unique build-to-order supply chain to deliver its innovative video capture, processing, and delivery solutions for the media and entertainment industry, shrinking lead times and improving inventory predictability.

Imagine Communications empowers the media and entertainment industry with its innovations, enabling broadcasters, networks, video service providers, and enterprises around the world to take their video content from camera to display. While Imagine's intellectual property is principally software, the company requires robust hardware on which to deliver a complete solution. And that's exactly what Imagine gets as an HPE OEM partner: rock-solid HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen10 servers and HPE MSA storage.
Why HPE? Sergio Ferreira, director of operations and supply chain at Imagine Communications, answers, "HPE technology is second to none. HPE servers and storage deliver the performance and reliability our customers require, and HPE provides global support, which is critical for customer satisfaction."
The challenge for Imagine is that every customer has unique workloads, requiring each server to be configured with the right mix of network interface cards, CPUs, graphics accelerators, and other core components. Custom-configuring servers in the factory could add substantial lead time and risk missing critical deployment deadlines. Equally challenging is anticipating customer needs by building fully configured servers in advance, which could leave unneeded systems aging on the shelf.
However, through the HPE OEM program, Imagine found a solution that brought greater predictability, more efficient inventory management, and faster time to market.