HPE was created in October 2014 when Hewlett Packard (HP) announced that it would separate its traditional PC and printer business from its corporate products and services, such as HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, respectively. The company was incorporated as Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company on February 15, 2015.

Hewlett-Packard (HP), one of the oldest IT companies in the world, was founded in 1939 by graduates of Stanford University of Engineering, William R. Hewlett and David Packard. The company has developed and provided a wide range of hardware components, as well as software and related services to consumers, small and medium enterprises (SMBs), and large enterprises, including customers in government, healthcare, and education.