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HPE GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud Platform Expands Partner Ecosystem, Provides Unified Experience, New Cloud Services

HPE GreenLake | March 28, 2022

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced substantial enhancements to HPE GreenLake, the company’s flagship service that allows businesses to update all of their apps and data from the edge to the cloud. With a unified operating experience, additional cloud services, and HPE GreenLake availability in the online marketplace of multiple leading distributors, HPE’s market-leading hybrid cloud platform has just become stronger.


HPE was among the first to deliver a cloud platform that enables customers to manage and extract insights from their data from edge to cloud, and our continued innovation is driving growth and furthering our market leadership. In the hybrid cloud market, HPE GreenLake is unique in its simplicity, unification, depth of cloud services, and partner network. Today, we are furthering our differentiation, boldly setting HPE GreenLake even further apart as the ideal platform for customers to drive data-first modernization.”

Antonio Neri, president and CEO, HPE.


HPE GreenLake offers multi-cloud experiences across the board – including on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and the public cloud – and continues to see high demand worldwide. HPE reported $798 in annual recurring revenue in Q1 2022, with as-a-service orders up 136 percent year over year.

HPE continues to collaborate with key distribution partners on product development. HPE GreenLake, which was first announced in March 2021, is now available directly through ALSO Group, Arrow Electronics, Ingram Mirco, and TD Synnex’s cloud marketplaces and eCommerce platforms. HPE GreenLake is now available to over 100,000 partners, who may use the platform to provide cloud services to their customers. A catalog of pre-defined cloud services for marketplaces has been added, as well as changes to simply buying and billing.

Customers can collocate any HPE GreenLake service across Digital Reality’s more than 285 data centers on six continents, including locations in 50 major cities, to provide a rich ecosystem of products and world-class business and cloud adjacency. In addition, customers benefit from a streamlined approach that includes a single agreement, invoice, and integrated service management to help them achieve their time-to-value sustainability and innovation goals.

Spotlight

Cloud computing, storage, connectivity and other technologies are a pivotal part of businesses of all sizes and types. As a result, more and more companies are combining traditional IT infrastructure with cloud-based applications and services. Enterprises view the cloud as a tool to enhance their business goals and revenue generation mechanisms. With the advent of cloud computing over time, companies understand how cloud technologies can be monetized for their businesses and customers. These have provided individual developers and companies with various tools for integrating data with the rest of the world. Irrespective of the cloud provider, companies are benefiting from value addition mainly due to:

1. Flexibility

Business operations (IT and non-IT such as sales and POC teams) heavily rely on the dynamic nature of IT services. Changes in the requirements of customers' needs often dictate changes in the service offerings. For example, let us assume that a customer of a VPN provider needs a single sign-on or other forms of third-party authentication for its employees. Or an end-of-support database version needs to be rolled out for the new applications. Companies can work with the cloud providers to employ such changes with immediate attention and even hand off most of the tasks to managed services. The cloud platforms also often enable enterprises with a skew of support.

Time to Market is the key indicator for business expansion and growth in today's age. Hosting your software development, databases, and other systems in the cloud provides extra time and a pair of hands to pace up the deployment of sales pipelines.


2. High Availability and Resiliency

Cloud service companies provide different tenancies, such as shared, single, or dedicated for your infrastructure to provide an active/passive failover setup. Similar technologies can be used for or load balancing applications as well. For companies, it’s of utmost importance that customer-facing or other applications are available the majority of the time. Leading (AWS, GCP, Azure) and other cloud (Oracle, IBM, Rackspace, Alibaba) providers often have a catalog of IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS tools for businesses to empower speedy changes such as upgrades and migration to different versions of existing systems. Different service offerings and platforms also enable high RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) in case of failure or large event affecting your infrastructure. These are valuable data points while planning the DR architecture of your applications.

3. Hybrid Connectivity Options

Cloud migration is time-consuming, necessitates a thorough understanding of your IT teams and leaders, and necessitates careful consideration for the various connectivity needs of applications and teams. Thus, hybrid connectivity options with on-premises and cloud platforms become an essential facet in pre, during, and post migration phases. Cloud computing platforms provide simplified connectivity choices with private networks, data centers, offices, sites and internet. Many providers also have robust encryption, authentication, and data integrity features to ensure data in transit and at rest is always secured.

4.  Monitoring

Log ingestion, data storage and software development pipelines need the right level of visibility and observability for troubleshooting and daily monitoring. Companies often use third-party vendors (ThousandEyes, Solar Winds, and ServiceNow) to monitor network and application traffic. Cloud providers are equipped with internal and external metrics, diagnostics, and debugging tools, as well as logging solutions. Software developers and other IT departments can use these tools to monitor network, application traffic as well as distributed systems workflows. Different alert and notification options, threshold settings as well as bird’s eye and granular views of your cloud and on-premises IT systems are valuable additions to these homogeneous solutions.

5. Scaling

Cloud computing providers need to cater to businesses of different industry types, sizes and scales in general. This scalability is often an important part of their business and pricing models. There is an added emphasis on scalability to allow rapid changes to scale up and down easily. This empowers enterprises to quickly raise or decrease the floor for cloud spending depending on business conditions. Various data integration software technologies are heavily dependent on the ability of the underlying infrastructure to scale up and down fast.


6.  Reduce Costs

Compactness in layers of cloud platforms can help omit integration tools. This leads to a reduction in cost for IT set up. By allowing cloud platform providers to manage the infrastructure, IT leaders can plan and ensure little to no business impact. This is observed even in the case of failure events.

The cloud computing industry is still in infancy stage. “Buy low, sell high” mantra of stock market applies to cloud adoption as well. In my opinion (Not a financial advice), it is a right time to take a foot in the direction of integrating your business with cloud.

Spotlight

Cloud computing, storage, connectivity and other technologies are a pivotal part of businesses of all sizes and types. As a result, more and more companies are combining traditional IT infrastructure with cloud-based applications and services. Enterprises view the cloud as a tool to enhance their business goals and revenue generation mechanisms. With the advent of cloud computing over time, companies understand how cloud technologies can be monetized for their businesses and customers. These have provided individual developers and companies with various tools for integrating data with the rest of the world. Irrespective of the cloud provider, companies are benefiting from value addition mainly due to:

1. Flexibility

Business operations (IT and non-IT such as sales and POC teams) heavily rely on the dynamic nature of IT services. Changes in the requirements of customers' needs often dictate changes in the service offerings. For example, let us assume that a customer of a VPN provider needs a single sign-on or other forms of third-party authentication for its employees. Or an end-of-support database version needs to be rolled out for the new applications. Companies can work with the cloud providers to employ such changes with immediate attention and even hand off most of the tasks to managed services. The cloud platforms also often enable enterprises with a skew of support.

Time to Market is the key indicator for business expansion and growth in today's age. Hosting your software development, databases, and other systems in the cloud provides extra time and a pair of hands to pace up the deployment of sales pipelines.


2. High Availability and Resiliency

Cloud service companies provide different tenancies, such as shared, single, or dedicated for your infrastructure to provide an active/passive failover setup. Similar technologies can be used for or load balancing applications as well. For companies, it’s of utmost importance that customer-facing or other applications are available the majority of the time. Leading (AWS, GCP, Azure) and other cloud (Oracle, IBM, Rackspace, Alibaba) providers often have a catalog of IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS tools for businesses to empower speedy changes such as upgrades and migration to different versions of existing systems. Different service offerings and platforms also enable high RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) in case of failure or large event affecting your infrastructure. These are valuable data points while planning the DR architecture of your applications.

3. Hybrid Connectivity Options

Cloud migration is time-consuming, necessitates a thorough understanding of your IT teams and leaders, and necessitates careful consideration for the various connectivity needs of applications and teams. Thus, hybrid connectivity options with on-premises and cloud platforms become an essential facet in pre, during, and post migration phases. Cloud computing platforms provide simplified connectivity choices with private networks, data centers, offices, sites and internet. Many providers also have robust encryption, authentication, and data integrity features to ensure data in transit and at rest is always secured.

4.  Monitoring

Log ingestion, data storage and software development pipelines need the right level of visibility and observability for troubleshooting and daily monitoring. Companies often use third-party vendors (ThousandEyes, Solar Winds, and ServiceNow) to monitor network and application traffic. Cloud providers are equipped with internal and external metrics, diagnostics, and debugging tools, as well as logging solutions. Software developers and other IT departments can use these tools to monitor network, application traffic as well as distributed systems workflows. Different alert and notification options, threshold settings as well as bird’s eye and granular views of your cloud and on-premises IT systems are valuable additions to these homogeneous solutions.

5. Scaling

Cloud computing providers need to cater to businesses of different industry types, sizes and scales in general. This scalability is often an important part of their business and pricing models. There is an added emphasis on scalability to allow rapid changes to scale up and down easily. This empowers enterprises to quickly raise or decrease the floor for cloud spending depending on business conditions. Various data integration software technologies are heavily dependent on the ability of the underlying infrastructure to scale up and down fast.


6.  Reduce Costs

Compactness in layers of cloud platforms can help omit integration tools. This leads to a reduction in cost for IT set up. By allowing cloud platform providers to manage the infrastructure, IT leaders can plan and ensure little to no business impact. This is observed even in the case of failure events.

The cloud computing industry is still in infancy stage. “Buy low, sell high” mantra of stock market applies to cloud adoption as well. In my opinion (Not a financial advice), it is a right time to take a foot in the direction of integrating your business with cloud.

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