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HPE GreenLake – Demand for IaaS – Industry Snapshot

Last updated November 19th, 2018 for minor updates. In this free report, John Webster, Sr. Analyst, discusses HPE GreenLake and provides Evaluator Group's opinion on this offering. Download now!

In our conversations with enterprise end users, we hear them speak of IT agility—an expression that often refers to the need for an ability to respond quickly to new business requirements. Traditional IT procurement processes are for them, anything but agile. New projects get bogged down in what feel like endless approval cycles and cost justification paperwork. Public clouds respond to that need for IT immediacy.

HPE GreenLake is designed to take the complexity out of the infrastructure procurement and payment process as well as convert CAPEX to OPEX spend which is more in line with the way customers now budget for cloud. GreenLake packages infrastructure from servers and storage to complete private and hybrid cloud architectures and PointNext delivers it such that customers can acquire the entire solution as a monthly operating expense. PointNext will also layer additional management services on top to meet customer needs.

Flexible Capacity, a feature of GreenLake, allows customers to scale capacity up or down while paying only for the capacity consumed. Depending on the infrastructure components, measured consumption can be based on VM’s, processors, containers, storage capacity, communications ports, etc. Automated measurement is enabled by the acquisition HPE made in February 2017 of Cloud Cruiser to leverage the company’s capabilities for metering and billing hybrid cloud usage and spend. These capabilities are a key part of HPE Flexible Capacity.

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