These days, many consumers prefer to have services at their fingertips and pay for them “on the go” based on what they consumed.
Whether streaming music or ordering groceries online, downloading a just-released movie or arranging a car ride, they appreciate the value of getting the service they want while spending only what they need when they need it. The days of purchasing assets and having long term contracts up front may soon become as passé as brick-and-mortar stores for video rentals.
So, too, are business leaders embracing capital-protecting “as-a-service” arrangements. Decisions and deployments can be made faster, and more decisively, when you can get the capabilities you need as a service without incurring big-dollar investments in infrastructure.
In particular, IT teams are steering towards “pay-per-use IT,” also known as consumption-based models, as they are under intense pressure to deliver business-driving solutions, while managing costs and keeping risks at bay.
Finding the right balance between speed, expense, operational effectiveness and innovation can be daunting. IT managers – and the CFOs peering over their shoulders – are enjoying the benefits of hybrid IT, a desirable blend of cloud-based and on-premises services without relinquishing the control needed to optimally manage and deploy IT resources all the way to the Intelligent Edge.
HPE GreenLake was created to deliver the best of both worlds. This complete portfolio of curated, consumption-based, flexible technology choices is a simple yet powerful approach to deliver on the promise of hybrid IT.
A crucial benefit of this program is speed. The business is pushing IT to provide everything they want and need – real time analytics, advanced apps, rapid scalability – and as quickly as possible. They can get that from the cloud, but can’t afford to give up the control they get with on-premises IT. So, the perfect balance is a consumption-based, as-a-service model that accelerates business value, frees up capital and simplifies day-to-day operations on-premises.
For organizations unfamiliar with pay-per-use IT solutions, how can they be confident the hybrid IT approach will work? Hundreds of successful customer deployments worldwide. In fact, HPE Pointnext was created so that every IT organization can succeed in our increasingly-digital world. CDW experts and HPE’s global team of IT experts are devoted to making hybrid IT simple and powering the Intelligent Edge.
Why CDW and HPE GreenLake are an attractive option for customers?
It enables the speed and flexibility of the public cloud, while retaining the peace of mind and control of data maintained on-premises. It’s consumption-based, so you can get the service you need and pay for what you use without a significant capital investment. And that means you can redeploy that capital and IT resources in the pursuit of other strategic goals, while having a dedicated account manager and team to handle all of your IT needs at CDW.
Let CDW and HPE prepare your business for the future with HPE Pointnext.