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Leverage HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, the Leader in Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Models

Using the cloud properly creates the need to understand exactly what it is and all that it encompasses. Enterprises face the risk of generalization when it comes to decision-making on where to develop new applications and whether to migrate some of their existing applications in either direction between public cloud and private infrastructure. A common simplification is that private infrastructure is better for control, while the public cloud is better for capabilities and cost benefit. According to the Forbes article, HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity instead demonstrates the cost efficiency advantages of enterprise on-premises infrastructure, enabling immediate growth on substantial existing capacity by providing pre-provisioned additional capacity and billing for it only once utilized. HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity enables customers to free up capital and gain the benefits of a private cloud at a lower cost than public cloud service – and this is a great message to share with and via our partners.

Capabilities, control & cost are the key needs driving enterprise decisions on where to develop their apps. HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity meets these needs by providing pre-provisioned additional capacity and billing for it only once utilized. Capabilities, control, and cost are the key factors in enterprise decisions on where to develop new applications and whether to migrate some of their existing applications in either direction between public cloud and private infrastructure. The vast majority of enterprises have now settled into a middle ground approach with hybrid cloud based on their expectation of sustained control and cost benefits from private infrastructure for some of their application portfolio.

HPE GreenLake is a new consumption-based IT model that marks a paradigm shift in the way IT operates. It focuses on outcome-based consumption, while radically simplifying IT and freeing up resources. Best of all, it delivers the best of both public cloud and on-premises IT so you don’t have to compromise.


Public vs. private cloud: Lessons for leaders 

  • The choice is no longer a cloud or no cloud. Rather, it's about balancing your IT load effectively across public cloud, private cloud, and traditional IT.
  • When choosing between private and public cloud for a particular workload, you need to weigh security, performance, and cost, along with regulatory and compliance mandates.
  • While most enterprises want to provide seamless multiplatform experiences for their developers, the industry is in the early stages of making that real.

Seeing this market dynamic, the personal infrastructure suppliers have steadily sharpened their messaging — acknowledging the worth of public cloud for purposes requiring particular capabilities or public cloud scale elasticity, whereas recognizing software profiles for which personal cloud can ship a price benefit. In the meantime, the general public cloud suppliers are quickly delivering options that pull software improvement in the direction of their platforms for capabilities and management not obtainable in personal cloud platforms.  A standard oversimplification is that non-public infrastructure is best for management, whereas public cloud is best for capabilities and price profit. 

The lack of predictability in compute capability has been a prime issue encouraging public cloud use by enterprises, given cycles of weeks to months as to add capability in personal environments. Private infrastructure suppliers have addressed this via versatile capability consumption fashions. HPE’s Greenlake Flex Capability, for instance, is designed to allow instant progress on substantial present capability (i.e., swings of round 10-30% per thirty days, however not double). It does this by offering pre-positioned further capability and payments for it solely as soon as utilized. HPE actively manages the capability to take care of persevering with the availability of further capability.

Benefits beyond traditional models Customers that embrace this new offering can better accelerate time to value, align IT economics with business priorities, simplify IT operations, and gain better control. To fully understand the advantages of this new model, it’s helpful to look at how it differs from others.


Culminating Thoughts

As an enterprise identifies more and more applications it can run on either a public cloud or private infrastructure; it should be careful not to oversimplify its cost consideration – this risks leaving cost-saving opportunities on the table. The key to this cost analysis is determining, first, how well one can profile and project infrastructure capacity needs, and, second, how efficient one can operate their private infrastructure at scale, compared to the numbers a private infrastructure provider like HPE uses in its recommended analysis.

Audrey Cox
WW OEM Communications & Brand Awareness
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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