HPE GreenLake is not a lease - HPE GreenLake takes IT financing even further
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's GreenLake service delivery model is becoming more and more domesticated in the market and businesses are recognizing its benefits. Almost every responsible member of the company's management or IT manager is aware that the once traditional over-provisioning (buying redundant hardware to cover increasing demands in the future) is no longer an option. Moreover, such a method entailed high one-off investments that CFOs were certainly not happy about.
One option is to finance the high cost of the hardware through leasing, spreading the cost of the infrastructure over a longer period. However, this again does not solve the problem that the IT department must estimate in advance what capacity the business will need for the next 3-5 years, and such estimation is a huge challenge in today's dynamic times. Few businesses grow linearly and predictably. As a result, it can happen that a company does not use its IT capacity to its full potential for a period and then in the next period, in turn, projects are at risk of slowing down if HW performance and capacity become insufficient and it takes some time to deploy the extension. As many as 59% of companies have their IT spending unnecessarily inflated in this way. The HPE GreenLake model, therefore, takes thinking about IT funding and usage further. Although it appears at first glance to be a lease, it is not such a lease at all.
So, what is HPE GreenLake?
First, it should be said that even with this service, the physical facilities are at your location (or at a location of your choice). So, it's not a typical cloud solution that runs somewhere away from your location or in a location inaccessible to you (which could be problematic in some cases). With HPE GreenLake, you only order and pay for the performance and capacity you currently need. And when do demands increase significantly? You simply order more (on financial and technical terms known in advance) and HPE will deliver more capacity to your existing equipment or replace the equipment with a higher-level model to match your current requirements. After all, you don't care what "hardware" you have, but whether it meets your requirements and whether the price is adequate for those requirements. Whereas with a traditional lease you must consider what you will need the desired equipment for in a few years, HPE GreenLake gives you much more freedom and freedom in project planning. In other words, with a pay-as-you-grow model, you don't have to estimate today what IT performance you will need in 3 or 4 years, and you certainly don't have to pay for it today. You only pay monthly for what you use.
Of course, you can also combine this model with a cloud model to create a hybrid cloud
environment so that your resources and assets are used even more efficiently. There are many alternatives today, just let experienced experts analyze your infrastructure, consult your needs, and design the optimal model. We will be happy to help you with this.