Consume Hybrid Cloud with confidence

The name has changed, and so has the level of control you have over your IT spending. Cloud Cruiser consumption analytics technology became HPE Consumption Analytics on 1 November 2018, bringing a new look and new capabilities for Cloud Cruiser 16 customers. HPE Consumption Analytics powers multiple HPE product and service offerings, such as HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity.

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Take control of Cloud spending

The HPE Consumption Analytics Portal is now the metering and analytics component of HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, the consumption-based IT offering from HPE Pointnext that gives you the agility and economics of the public cloud in your own data centre.

Visibility

Get granular visibility into your usage and costs with interactive dashboards and a drag-and-drop report experience.

Control

Stay on top of IT spending with flexible budgets and a rules-based recommendation engine for consumption-based services.

Capacity planning

Forecast demand to prevent a shortage from becoming an outage with decision-making power to plan your capacity.

Consumption analytics solutions

The HPE Consumption Analytics Portal is part of GreenLake Flex Capacity, delivering even more transparency into how your usage and commitments determine your monthly cost. Get more decision-making power to plan your capacity for best workload performance.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal being replaced?

Yes. The current HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal that provides metering and analytics using legacy Cloud Cruiser technology is being replaced by the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal (an enhanced version of the former Cloud Cruiser 16 product). The new portal brings much more capability and value, enabling you to:

  • Configure drag-and-drop dashboards and create ad-hoc reports with live queries to answer your business questions.
  • Make intelligent capacity-planning decisions at any level based on actual and forecast usage.
  • Receive recommendation alerts when the portal identifies an opportunity to optimise cost or operation.
  • Allocate cost for infrastructure components within your organisation.
  • View your usage and cost for HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity and for your public clouds together.
  • Grant each user group access to the right analytics and data for them.

Do you have a video that shows what the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal does?

Yes. Please watch this two-minute video for a demonstration of some of the portal's features.

I am an existing HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity customer. How do I access the new portal?

The HPE Consumption Analytics Portal is not immediately available to all HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity customers, as we are still building functionality that some customers need. Your HPE account team will inform you when it is time for your organisation’s consumption data to be migrated to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal.

I am interested in HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity. As a new customer, would I have access to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal?

It depends on which HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity service offerings you will consume. Your HPE account team can tell you whether you would immediately use the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal or instead begin with the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal, with a later migration to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal.

Is there an additional charge to HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity customers for the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal?

No. Like the previous HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal, access to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal is considered part of your HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity service.

Does moving to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal involve a change to the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity metering scripts in my data centre?

No. The HPE Consumption Analytics Portal will use the same input files as does the current HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal.

I am an existing Cloud Cruiser 16 customer. How does the name change impact me?

With the name change from Cloud Cruiser 16 to HPE Consumption Analytics Portal, you will see a new look to the user interface and a new URL for the application, but otherwise, your experience will be unchanged. Your data is not impacted, and you will continue to have access to the same cost-management functionality, as well as access to HPE Support when you need help. Your existing links and browser bookmarks to the application will continue to work because your browser will be automatically redirected to the new URL.

I am an existing Cloud Cruiser 16 customer. Does the name change impact my pricing or subscription term?

No, the name change from Cloud Cruiser 16 to HPE Consumption Analytics Portal does not impact your current pricing or subscription term.

Are Cloud Cruiser products still available for purchase?

HPE has discontinued sales of Cloud Cruiser 4 and Cloud Cruiser 16 stand-alone subscriptions effective November 17, 2017. Cloud Cruiser 16 is now the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal and is included as part of HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity.

How do I get support for the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal?

HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity customers: Open a case online at the HPE Support Centre, or call to open a case at one of the following phone numbers:

- U.S. or Canada : +1-800-332-8004 then PIN 3539

- Rest of the world: +1-281-518-3838 then PIN 3539

Cloud Cruiser 16 customers: Open a case online at the HPE Support Centre, or use the Support Centre’s directory of worldwide support numbers to find the appropriate number for you.

I am an existing HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity customer. Why am I unable to log in now?

HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity is transitioning between analytics portals, and they do not share login credentials.

  • If you have credentials that work for the existing HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal and you cannot log in to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal, then it might be because your organisation’s consumption data has not yet been migrated to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal. Your HPE account team will inform you when this migration takes place, and you will receive an automated email that allows you to set your own password on the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal. Continue using the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal for now.
  • If you have credentials that work for the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal and you cannot log in to the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal, then it might be because your organisation’s consumption data was migrated to the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal more than three months ago and your access to the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal has been terminated. Or your organisation might never have previously used the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Portal. In either case, continue using the HPE Consumption Analytics Portal, which offers more functionality.
SUCCESS IN ACTION

Capgemini Cost-Effectively Scales With Hpe Greenlake Flex Capacity

Service provider controls CAPEX while accelerating service delivery.

Challenge

Infrastructure hosting provider Capgemini Finland Infrastructure Services needed to upgrade data centre infrastructure and processes while moving to more flexible and elastic data centre services.

Solution

Capgemini selected HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, Pointnext, Datacentre Care, OneView, servers and switches to help them deliver services more quickly.

"HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity is making financial planning and capacity management more efficient for us by delivering pay-as-you-grow support."

Matti Asikainen, Delivery Director, Capgemini Infrastructure Services

Result

Capgemini improved workplace productivity and is now able to leverage its data centre staff to focus more on supporting core business objectives.