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Accelerate IT Modernization with HPE GreenLake

IT modernization is not just a buzzword, but a critical imperative for businesses that want to stay ahead of the competition and meet the evolving needs of their customers. According to a recent survey by IDG, 89% of IT decision-makers say that IT modernization is essential for achieving their strategic goals, and 64% say that it is a top priority for their organization. However, many businesses face significant challenges in transforming their legacy IT infrastructure, such as high costs, complex processes, and security risks.

To solve these challenges, many business IT leaders are considering a move to HPE GreenLake due to its cloud-like agility, resource scalability, and consumption-based economics along with the security and control of on-premises IT. Let’s explore what HPE GreenLake is (from a strategic business standpoint rather than a technical deep dive), how it can help you accelerate your IT modernization journey, and how Blue Mantis can support you with our expertise and services.

Understanding the Need for IT Modernization

IT modernization is the process of updating your IT infrastructure, applications, and processes to leverage the latest technologies and best practices. IT modernization can help you achieve many benefits, such as:

  • Improving your operational efficiency and productivity by reducing downtime, simplifying management, and automating tasks.
  • Enhancing your security and compliance by protecting your data, devices, and networks from cyberattacks and meeting regulatory standards.
  • Increasing your scalability and flexibility by enabling you to adjust your IT resources according to your changing business needs and demands.
  • Driving your business growth and innovation by enabling you to launch new products, services, and features faster and more effectively.

However, many organizations struggle to modernize their IT infrastructure due to various challenges, such as:

  • High upfront costs and long-term commitments associated with traditional IT procurement models, which can limit your budget and cash flow.
  • Complex and lengthy processes involved in deploying, configuring, and integrating new IT solutions, which can delay your time to value and increase your risk of errors.
  • Security and governance issues related to public cloud services, which can expose your sensitive data and applications to external threats and compromise your control and visibility.

That’s why you need a solution that can overcome these challenges and enable you to modernize your IT infrastructure in a faster, simpler, and more cost-effective way. That’s where HPE GreenLake comes in.

What is HPE GreenLake?

HPE GreenLake is a consumption-based IT solution that delivers on-premises or hybrid cloud infrastructure and services that you pay for only what you use. HPE GreenLake combines the best of both worlds: the agility, scalability, and economics of the cloud with the security, control, and performance of on-premises IT.

HPE GreenLake has three core features that make it a unique and powerful solution for IT modernization:

  1. A self-service portal that allows you to provision, manage, and monitor your IT resources in real-time, with full visibility and transparency.
  2. A pay-per-use model that aligns your IT spending with your actual usage. In some cases, HPE GreenLake can be deployed with no upfront costs and no overprovisioning.
  3. A managed service that provides you with expert support, maintenance, and optimization from HPE and partners such as Blue Mantis. As a managed service, a GreenLake solution is deployed with service level agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) specific to your business needs that ensure your IT performance and availability.

HPE GreenLake offers a wide range of solutions for different IT domains, such as compute, storage, networking, data protection, analytics, AI, containers, and more. You can choose the solutions that best suit your business needs and goals, and customize them to your specific requirements and preferences.

HPE GreenLake also integrates seamlessly with your existing IT environment, whether it is on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid mode. You can enjoy a consistent and unified experience across your IT landscape, by enabling cloud computing principles to on-prem IT assets and gain some flexibility on where your workloads and data live and interact across different platforms.

Accelerating IT Modernization with HPE GreenLake

HPE GreenLake can help you accelerate your IT modernization journey by enabling you to:

  • Scale your IT resources up or down on-demand, without having to wait for long procurement cycles or deal with complex capacity planning.
  • Reduce your IT costs by paying only for what you use, avoiding overprovisioning, and eliminating the need for large capital expenditures.
  • Improve your IT security by keeping your data and applications on-premises or in a hybrid cloud, with encryption, backup, and disaster recovery features.
  • Optimize your IT performance by leveraging the latest technologies and best practices from HPE and its partners, with guaranteed SLAs and KPIs.
  • Focus on your core business by offering the choice of outsourcing the management and maintenance of your IT infrastructure and services to HPE and its partners, with 24/7 support and proactive monitoring.

With HPE GreenLake, you can modernize your IT infrastructure in as little as a few weeks, rather than months or years, and enjoy the benefits of cloud-like IT without the drawbacks of public cloud services. You can also future-proof your IT infrastructure, as HPE GreenLake allows you to easily adopt new technologies and innovations as they become available.

Leveraging Blue Mantis Expertise with HPE GreenLake

Blue Mantis is a leading HPE partner and IT solutions provider that can help you leverage the full potential of HPE GreenLake for your IT modernization project. We have the experience, skills, and resources to support you throughout your IT modernization journey, from planning and design to implementation and management.

We offer the following services and expertise to ensure your IT modernization success with HPE GreenLake:

  1. Strategic planning: We help you assess your current IT environment, identify your IT modernization goals and challenges, and design a customized HPE GreenLake solution that meets your specific business needs and budget.
  2. Implementation: We help you deploy, configure, migrate, and integrate your HPE GreenLake solution with your existing IT environment, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition to modern IT infrastructure.
  3. Ongoing management: We help you manage and optimize your HPE GreenLake solution, ensuring its performance, availability, and security, and providing you with regular reports and insights.

We also offer additional services and solutions that complement HPE GreenLake, such as cloud migration, data protection, cybersecurity, and more. We are committed to delivering the best IT solutions for your business, with the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.

Getting Started with HPE GreenLake and Blue Mantis

IT modernization is a vital strategy for businesses that want to stay competitive and resilient in the digital age. However, IT modernization can be challenging, costly, and risky without the right solution and partner. That’s why HPE GreenLake and Blue Mantis are the perfect combination for your IT modernization project. HPE GreenLake provides you with a consumption-based IT solution that delivers the power of cloud-like IT principles to on-premises assets. Blue Mantis provides you with the support, services, and expertise to ensure your IT modernization success with HPE GreenLake. Together, we can help you accelerate your IT modernization journey and achieve your business goals.

If you are interested in learning more about HPE GreenLake and Blue Mantis, or if you want to schedule a no-cost CloudPhysics assessment, please contact us today. We would love to hear from you and help you with your IT modernization project.

Tim Ferris.

Tim Ferris

Practice Manager – DC Modernization

Tim has over 20 years of combined technical, managerial, engineering, and analytical expertise.  After serving as IT Manager for several years at GreenPages, he moved into a delivery consulting role where he was a key contributor to our VMware delivery team, recognized by VMware as one of the leading delivery partners in the country.  Tim has extensive VMware and virtualization experience on large-scale projects for enterprise clients. He is also a subject matter expert in Data Protection and Storage with extensive experience designing and supporting large, complex, backup and disaster recovery environments.  ​

With a solid foundation in legacy datacenter technologies, Tim has expanded his skillset to include Cloud and Hybrid-Cloud architectures.  Tim holds numerous Azure, AWS and other industry certifications and is constantly learning in an effort to stay ahead of our rapidly evolving industry.