HPE GreenLake began as an as-a-service program that offered customers the option to purchase IT products as services and capital expenses. Like other storage-as-a-service (STaaS) programs that sprung up in the past few years, HPE has broadened the scope of GreenLake. HPE now positions GreenLake Storage as providing a complete cloud-like experience, with storage provisioned and managed through the cloud even if the products sit on-prem and are paid for in a traditional capex way.
HPE’s two main GreenLake storage products – HPE GreenLake for Block Storage and HPE GreenLake for File Storage – launched in 2023 are initially available as up-front capex purchases. HPE plans to add opex options in late 2023. These products are purchased by purchasing an HPE Alletra Storage MP storage system up front and buying subscriptions for the block and file storage. GreenLake for Block and File Storage subscriptions are available per TB as 1- year, 3-year and 5-year SaaS licenses. Customers are billed monthly.
Usage and Deployments
The major pieces of HPE GreenLake Storage include the Alletra Storage MP systems, HPE’s block storage operating system and a scale-out file system from VAST Data through an OEM deal. The GreenLake block and file operating systems are managed through the HPE Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC). The file and block storage runs on the same hardware platform and can be centrally managed, but is not true unified storage: hardware nodes must be block-only or file-only. HPE also plans to add GreenLake for Object Storage by partnering either with VAST or another object software vendor.
HPE GreenLake Storage Product Review Includes:
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