Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) is an American multinational information technology provider.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was founded in November 2015, following the split of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). HPE was formed from the old HP’s Enterprise product and Business divisions, focusing on servers, storage, cloud, and software services.

HPE, which specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of storage and server hardware, retained several occupation-related involvements through its fully-owned Israeli subsidiary Hewlett Packard (Israel) Ltd.

Israel’s Population Registry – Aviv system

Between the years 2017 and 2020, HPE was the sole provider of Itanium servers for the `Aviv` System, the computerization system of the Israeli Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration, formerly operated by the now defunct Hewlett Packard (HP) Company.

The Aviv system was established based on Itanium servers manufactured by HPE, with HPE’s business partner DXC Technology which developed, operated and maintained the system.

The Aviv system contains Israel’s Population Registry which includes information on all Palestinians with Israeli citizenship and non-citizen Palestinian residents of occupied East Jerusalem.

The system also documents all of the crossings under Israeli control, including Allenby Bridge Crossing, which is the only access for West Bank Palestinian residents to travel abroad; and Erez checkpoint, which is the only crossing for the movement of people between the besieged Gaza and Israel and the West Bank – both controlled by and subjected to Israeli authorities.

Additionally, the system had a distinguished database that includes information on Israeli citizens who live in settlements in the occupied West Bank, under the name “Yesha database” (Hebrew acronym for the West Bank and Gaza).

In May 2023, HPE was contracted by the Population and Immigration Authority to provide three Itanium servers for the Aviv System for NIS 3,829,410 from June 2023 until June 2026.

In a response to an FOI submitted by Who Profits on April 7, 2021, the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority confirmed that the Aviv System is gradually being phased out and will be terminated in the coming years, following the takeover of the computerizing systems of the ministry by IBM.

According to the recent contract, the Aviv system is expected to be in operation until around the end of 2026.

In 2017, HPE was contracted by the Population and Immigration Authority to provide and maintain the servers until 2020 for a total amount of USD 212,318.

Services to Israel Police

HPE provides server maintenance services for the Israel Police.

In March 2021, HPE was contracted by the Israel Police (with an exemption from a tender) to provide proactive maintenance services for HPE-manufactured server systems until December 2023 for 4 million NIS. The contract is an extension of a similar contract from 2018 that expired in January 2021.

In 2017, HPE was contracted to maintain its Virtual Connect (VC) systems for the Israeli police for the amount of NIS 366,000.

Services to Israel Prison Service (IPS)

In February 2023, the company was contracted by the IPS (with an exemption from tender) to provide maintenance for HPE equipment for NIS 371,856 until February 2024. According to the contract documents, HPE equipment is installed in the IPS central server farm and in the backup server farm.

Since 2015, HPE has been providing servers, data storage and data security services for Israel Prison Service. In 2020, the company was contracted to provide computer and communication maintenance for Israel Prison Service for 2021-2022 for the amount of over NIS 1 Million.

Israeli Biometric database 

In 2019, HPE was contracted to provide servers, data storage and data security services for the Israeli Ministry of Interior Biometric database in the amount of $320,000. Also in 2019, HPE was contracted for equipment maintenance until 2021 for the Ministry of Interior’s Datacenter.

In 2016, HPE was contracted to continue to supply its services for Israel’s Biometric project, in the amount of over NIS 31 million.

In 2014, the contract with HP was extended until 2025 and since has already amounted to over NIS 223 million worth of contracts that were inherited by HPE and DXC.