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Key business workloads go 'Pay-Per-Use IT' with HPE

HPE has launched "a new suite of solutions targeting customer workloads" designed, delivered and operated by HPE Pointnext with "a simple, pay-per-use model".

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has launched "HPE GreenLake," a suite of pay-per-use solutions available for top customer workloads".

These offerings include: big data, back-up, open database, SAP HANA, and edge computing.

And, as part of its continued focus on providing customers flexible consumption offerings, HPE says it is "also rebranding and making enhancements to HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, a market leading infrastructure consumption service".

HPE says IT teams are "under more pressure than ever to deliver solutions fast, while minimising company risk and cost".

"The shift to consumption and “everything-as-a-service” accelerates businesses, but often with the loss of control for IT. To answer this challenge, businesses require flexible infrastructure environments on-premises that offer cloud-like capabilities for workloads.

"HPE GreenLake simplifies the IT experience and offers customers choice in where workloads should live and how to flexibly consume them."

Here's HPE's GreenLake video – the article continues thereafter:

The outcome-based IT consumption solutions include:

  • HPE GreenLake Big Data offers a Hadoop data lake, pre-integrated and tested on the latest HPE technology and Hortonworks or Cloudera software.
  • HPE GreenLake Backup delivers on-premises backup capacity using Commvault software pre-integrated on the latest HPE technology with HPE metering technology and management services to run it.
  • HPE GreenLake Database with EDB Postgres delivered on-premises and built on open source technology to help simplify operations and substantially reduce total cost of ownership for a customer’s entire database platform.
  • HPE GreenLake for SAP HANA offers an on-premises appliance operated by HPE with the right-sized, SAP-certified hardware, operating system, and services to meet workload performance and availability objectives.
  • HPE GreenLake Edge Compute offers an end-to-end lifecycle framework to accelerate a customer’s Internet of Things (IoT) journey.

Raj Thakur, vice-president and general manager of Hybrid IT at HPE South Pacific, said: “Building on the leadership and success of consuming infrastructure with HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, we are taking the next step in consumption.

“HPE GreenLake offers an experience that is the best of both worlds – a simple, pay-per-use technology model with the risk management of data that’s under the customer’s direct control.”

As you'd expect, HPE proudly boasts its GreenLake "is the next generation of on-premises consumption services that go beyond pay-per-use infrastructure to pay-per-use outcomes".

Included in each HPE GreenLake outcome-driven solution is:

  • Advisory and professional services from HPE Pointnext to help customers quickly define, deploy, and integrate your solution, as well as provide HPE recommendations for continual optimisation of systems and processes.
  • Purpose-built reference architectures, based on the latest technologies (hardware and software) and optimised for each solution, to help deliver results quickly.
  • HPE’s proven pay-per-use HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity model to consume a wide range of infrastructure from HPE using a unique business metric.
  • Remote monitoring and management of the solution by HPE Pointnext, offloading routine infrastructure management tasks from the IT department and providing both skills and knowledge of the new technologies from day one.
  • Enterprise-grade support along with an HPE Digital Learner subscription to e-learning content, providing the digital skills needed for IT to do its best work.

HPE has more info on "how consumption-based IT is driving business growth" in this Q&A with Ana Pinczuk, with this timeline offering added context.

So, HPE says, "the foundation of new offering is HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity", billed as "an innovative service delivered by HPE Pointnext that brings on-premises infrastructure consumption to customers today".

Depending on need, level of expertise required, and in-house IT resources, it should come as no surprise to see HPE state "businesses can choose between HPE GreenLake complete solutions or HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity based infrastructure solutions".

In addition, HPE is "also announcing enhancements to HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity that include":

  • New modular, pre-packaged infrastructure choices to help customers get started faster and stay ahead of demand with active capacity planning.
  • Expanded technology choices – with high performance computing (HPC), Microsoft Azure Stack, and HPE SimpliVity – to help customers design their infrastructure solutions and consume them the way that they need.

We're also told that these "latest enhancements to HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity come on the heels of recent announcements with Rackspace and Wipro Limited that reflect the company’s ongoing growth with consumption-based services through partnership and innovation".


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