Can we get cloud-like economics from on-premises infrastructure?
In uncertain economic conditions, every business needs to look for efficiencies wherever they can find them. This is particularly the case when it comes to IT spending, but the economics of these conversations aren’t always as simple as we’d like.
On-premises infrastructure such as our storage, servers and networks need to deliver steady and reliable services for business continuity. They also need the capacity for securely launching new workloads while ensuring business critical workloads can meet peak demand periods.
Unfortunately, this usually requires us to overestimate and overprovision on-premises capacity. Of course, public cloud offers the cost-effective scalability we need in attractive pricing models, but concerns around continuity and security mean that many workloads still need to remain on-premise.
Against this backdrop, we know businesses also have competing priorities:
- Lowering the total costs of IT infrastructure
- Delivering secure and reliable IT outcomes for end users
- Creating an agile IT environment for transforming their business
So, how can IT leaders meet these demands without overinvesting in more hardware, or by creating unnecessary complexity from managing public cloud spending?
Pay as you go IT outcomes
The way we view asset ownership is rapidly changing in an era where our technology needs change from month to month, and sometimes from day to day. Where it was once prudent to make CapEx investments in hardware assets we could sweat for depreciation over several years, businesses are switching their focus.
Today, IT leaders are more interested in driving IT outcomes than they are in managing hardware. When their business needs a new eCommerce platform or they need to create a remote virtual desktop environment, they can’t afford to waste time manually managing hardware and planning CapEx investments.
Thankfully, there is a solution that allows IT leaders to have their cake and eat it. By adopting an on-demand pay as you go spending model for on-premises IT, businesses can now match their cashflow to their actual IT capacity usage.
This is the industry-leading model that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) delivers through HPE GreenLake Flexible Capacity. By installing the latest HPE hardware such as servers and storage on-site in your office, your business is then only billed for the capacity you use each month.
And the cost savings speak for themselves with Forrester analysis finding that HPE GreenLake:
- reduces CapEx spending on IT infrastructure by 30%
- reduces spending on IT services and contractors by 90%
- improves IT resources productivity by 40%
This approach to IT spending provides the visibility and certainty business leaders need to plan long term strategy, while delivering short term outcomes. With the secure performance and control of on-premise hardware, HPE GreenLake provides the scalable agility they’ll need in the future.
To bring GreenLake online, Viatek works closely with IT leaders to understand the IT outcomes and infrastructure capacity they need today. They also ensure the solution provides extra storage and compute capacity that can be deployed on a pay per use basis.
At Viatek, we know how important it is to have the flexibility and agility to launch new services and deliver new outcomes, without the stress of long-term investment planning. Contact us today to find out how you can simultaneously lower the costs of maintaining IT hardware while driving the next generation of IT outcomes.