In today’s rapidly evolving digital economy, being adaptable and versatile has become more important than ever. A ‘cloud-first’ approach to technology, today’s ‘everything-as-a-service’ world, and the migration towards edge computing are opening new revenue streams, and helping businesses grow and thrive.
However, this growth is not without its challenges. As businesses expand, they often find themselves wrestling with increasing complexity. This complexity is amplified in today’s highly interconnected, digital business landscape, where new technologies continually emerge, regulatory requirements grow more stringent, customer expectations evolve, and multi-channel experiences become the standard.
Concurrently, businesses face mounting pressure to accomplish more with fewer resources, modernise their operations, and embark on a journey to the cloud to leverage the benefits of scalability, agility, and cost savings. After all, one of the most profound impacts the transition to cloud computing has had is the move away from treating IT as a capital expense to an operating expense due to its consumption-based model.
On the downside, a cloud-first world can be difficult to navigate without the requisite skills and expertise, and many organisations find themselves overwhelmed by this complexity and are at a loss about where to begin.
Recognising that each business possesses unique needs and challenges, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced its HPE GreenLake platform, made accessible in South Africa through Tarsus Distribution. HPE GreenLake is designed to automate tasks using cloud-managed infrastructure, liberating valuable time and resources for employees to concentrate on innovation while simultaneously reducing development and maintenance costs.
At its heart, HPE GreenLake is an advanced software-as-a-service platform that gives users a robust and consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data, irrespective of whether it resides on-premises or off-premises. It also arms users with the insights and controls they need to manage their hybrid IT estates, complementing their use of public clouds, private clouds, hyperscalers, and data centres.
The foundation of HPE GreenLake is built upon HPE ProLiant DL and HPE Apollo servers, optimised for rack deployment, ensuring scalability within a compact footprint. This platform is fully configurable to support a business's critical applications and data on-premises. Furthermore, it offers the eco-conscious benefit of responsibly up-cycling existing compute assets as businesses transition to a pay-per-use model.
The most compelling advantage of HPE GreenLake is that it delivers true infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), enabling businesses to scale up or down without requiring significant upfront capital investments. In this way, they can benefit from cutting-edge data centre solutions without the expenses and complexities associated with traditional infrastructure deployment.
There are several benefits to this model, such as monthly billing based on actual usage. Companies only pay for what they use, aligning IT spending with actual resource consumption, eliminating waste, and ensuring cost-effectiveness.
Similarly, they can benefit from transparent consumption data. Through HPE GreenLake Central, businesses gain real-time visibility into usage data, enabling budgeting, reporting, and rule-based insights to optimise resource allocation.
With the buffer of extra capacity to accommodate unexpected spikes in resource demand, businesses can easily scale up ahead of their growth, making sure that provisioning is always on point.
This eliminates the risk, worry, and expense of over-provisioning (or under-provisioning) and eliminates the delays associated with procurement and implementation timelines. Moreover, HPE GreenLake can be deployed to on-premises or co-located data centres in as little as 14 days.
HPE GreenLake leverages a range of HPE hardware components tailored to each implementation. For instance, a virtualisation solution may utilise HPE SimpliVity, while a HPE GreenLake composable infrastructure may deploy HPE Synergy.
These solutions are complemented by HPE hardware such as HPE Nimble storage and HPE ProLiant DL servers, along with various third-party software and services including Hadoop, Docker, SAP S/4HANA, VMware Cloud Foundation, Azure, and AWS.
It also features a self-service portal that monitors usage, costs, security, compliance, performance, and other critical metrics.
HPE GreenLake is an as-a-service offering that brings cloud-like flexibility to diverse environments, including data centres, large and small enterprises, satellite offices, and remote locations.
When a customer subscribes to a HPE GreenLake solution, they receive a comprehensive and preconfigured system equipped with all the necessary hardware and software to become operational in a heartbeat.
HPE GreenLake through Tarsus Distribution empowers businesses to navigate the complexities of growth and digital transformation by providing cloud-like flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiency.
Add to this its consumption-based model and advanced management tools, and it’s easy to see why HPE GreenLake is helping businesses across the board harness the full potential of their IT resources, ensuring they remain agile and competitive in a rapidly changing business landscape.
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