HPE GreenLake solutions consist of hardware, software and services that are billed based on how much each is used. Here is a brief introduction to the choices and options you have in each of the three categories when considering investing in an HPE GreenLake solution.
In an HPE GreenLake solution, selecting hardware is left up to the individual company. The entire HPE hardware portfolio can be included in a GreenLake solution, and your choice of technology can be matched to your needs.
HPE’s solutions cover the entire IT environment, from the core to the edge, or can be selected to cover parts of your IT environment, such as the storage system or server stack. Ultimately, your needs are reflected in the solution.
The hardware is placed in your data centre, as is the case in connection with standard hardware purchases. In other words, you get security, compliance, data sovereignty and accessibility benefits associated with having direct access to your data in your own data centre.
The hardware provided by HPE is rightsized, meaning that the installation is sized to match your current needs. If and when your needs change, additional capacity is provided. This avoids overprovisioning and unnecessary expenses for areas such as electricity, cooling, and rack space.
HPE is software-agnostic in the sense that you can choose to include software or run a pure infrastructure-as-a-service solution. The choice of software is up to you. HPE works with the leading software providers and can include your preferred third-party software in an HPE GreenLake solution and subsequently bill you for the combined package.
The advantage of including the software in a comprehensive GreenLake solution is that you get a "single point of contact" at HPE. Depending on the software, HPE can take care of level 1 + 2 support and hand over level 3 to the software vendor's support department should the need arise. This makes the whole solution easier to handle for you while avoiding overprovisioning on software and licenses.
When you invest in an HPE GreenLake solution, you get affiliated with a local, Danish Account Support Manager (ASM), who will be your day-to-day go-to contact and who will arrange quarterly or bi-annual meetings with you.
An Account Support Manager's most important job is to keep an eye on your capacity needs and make sure that capacity is made available as your need grows. In addition, your Account Support Manager acts as a sparring partner who can advise on features, updates, firmware, software, etc.
The account team's tasks can be adapted to meet your exact needs. They can include firmware updates, analysis, technical support, as well as actual operational tasks, such as monitoring and administration, etc. By outsourcing routine infrastructure tasks, your IT department can focus more time on addressing business needs and development projects, rather than operations.
With GreenLake, all chosen hardware, software and services are combined into one solution, and you are invoiced according to your use. Expenses are calculated and settled according to the measurement metrics that best suit your solution. This can be, for example, per VM, server, GB, TiB, port, etc.
You get access to an HPE Consumption Analytics Portal, where you can keep track of your use statistics, capacity and budgets, and thereby get detailed and transparent insights into your infrastructure and associated costs. This helps ease both budgetary and financial management, while simultaneously providing an overview of how, when, and where IT is used throughout your business.
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