GMV was recognized by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)’s as the Southern Europe Service Provider of year 2020. The prize as HPE’s Partner Growth Summit 2020 award recognizes the year’s best-performing channel partners in terms of results and achievements, level of commitment and development of value in clients, plus a focus on growth and innovation.
With this award HPE puts on record the close collaboration between both companies, a relation that has gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years or more. During this time GMV has used all types of HPE technology, including all HPE’s top product lines (Synergy, Simplivity, 3PAR and Nimble), in some of its flagship projects, such as the design of the ground control segment of EUMETSAT’s Meteosat Third Generation (MTG); the flight dynamics system and control and monitoring system of Hellas Sat 3; and development of the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC).
The determining factor in this process was GMV’s winning of the project for maintenance and upgrading of the ground control segment of Galileo’s satellites. Based on HPE Simplivity, it represents the biggest project with this technology run as a single operation on HPE’s southern European channel (Israel, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain).
In 2018 the European Space Agency awarded GMV the project for maintenance and upgrading of the Galileo Ground Control Segment (GCS). Galileo is Europe’s global navigation satellite system, the spearhead of Europe’s blossoming space activity. Working with a 250-million-euro budget, this is the biggest contract ever won not only by GMV but also within the whole of Spain’s aerospace industry.
GMV has used HPE technology on all types of projects with IT infrastructure across its whole business range. In general, GMV integrates HPE computation, storage and networking solutions in all projects in which it is bound to provide its customers of various sectors (defense, government authorities, telecommunications, space, cybersecurity, etc) with trustworthy solutions in projects posing the most stringent requirements in terms of performance, availability and security. Internally, too, GMV also uses varied HPE technology in an infrastructure hosting about 1800 virtual machines underpinning its product-development procedure.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the winners of this year’s award scheme were recognized during the HPE Partner Growth Summit Virtual Experience 2020, held at the end of June. On 16 July José María Martínez Fadrique, GMV’s SPASS manager, picked up the award at HPE’s Madrid headquarters.
“We are delighted to have won HPE’s Southern Europe Service Provider of the Year 2020 award,” said Jose María Martínez. This prize reflects not only our ongoing commitment to HPE and our joint clients but also the years-long relationship forged between both companies, culminating in the winning of the European Space Agency contract for technological renewal of the main headquarters of the ground control centre of the Galileo constellation. This progress has been fuelled by the ongoing technological and commercial collaboration between both companies, allowing GMV to draw on HPE’s top products to develop groundbreaking solutions in such a complex market as the space sector.”
Paul Hunter, senior vice president of HPE’s Worldwide Partner Sales, continued saying, “I’m proud to recognize our channel partners who raise the standard of business excellence and show an ongoing commitment to our joint clients. HPE aims to provide its partners with innovation-generating tools and solutions in their own businesses. By collaborating and growing together we can offer our clients the results they need to prosper.“