Cloud power: Getting the most out of hybrid cloud
Cloud power: Getting the most out of hybrid cloud
Accelerate your cloud strategy, so you can go further, faster. In this report, we share insights, learnings and best practices from hundreds of successful cloud engagements around the world.
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Moving to cloud isn’t a matter of why, but a matter of when and how. Cloud promises speed, agility and cost savings – but realising the full value of cloud requires solving difficult challenges such as data gravity, security, compliance with regulations, cost management and the need for organisational change. HPE's hybrid cloud solutions can help your business navigate cloud complexities and speed your digital transformation through a proven methodology for transforming people, processes and technology.

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Take a hybrid approach

Put each of your applications in its ideal environment while creating a seamless experience between public and private infrastructure. Maximise ease and agility while maintaining proper control.

Make a comprehensive plan for cloud

Make a business case, get stakeholders on board and tackle people and process issues along with modernising your technology and making a plan for your applications.

Build solutions with leading cloud providers

Integrate your private infrastructure with Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform and other public cloud solutions to create an enterprise-ready hybrid cloud.

Control and optimise cloud costs

Place each application where it can run most efficiently to maximise savings gained from cloud. Get hybrid cloud as a service with HPE GreenLake and pay only for what you consume.

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Apps that can easily move to the cloud already have. Meanwhile, two out of every three apps remain on-premises due to issues such as data gravity, sovereignty, compliance, cost and interdependencies with other systems. This leaves enterprises caught in the middle of old and new, struggling to reach their transformation goals within a complex dual IT operating environment.

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Innovate faster with the cloud experience everywhere

HPE brings agility to apps and data everywhere ‒ edges, clouds and data centres ‒ eliminating complexity and silos, driving speed and agility with common tools, processes and automation. We’ll help you address the non-cloud native apps that are slowing you down and get you on the path to a unified, modern cloud strategy.

  • Bring the cloud experience to your non-cloud-native apps with HPE Container Platform
  • Containerise monolithic applications to improve efficiency, increase agility and provide portability – rebuilding and refactoring apps that need to move to the cloud
  • Shift to agile DevOps processes with HPE Pointnext Services
  • Streamline your development process and leverage microservices to quickly build and deploy applications
Move to hybrid cloud


Finding the right mix of cloud for your apps and data can be challenging, but navigating organisational challenges surrounding cloud adoption can be just as difficult as dealing with legacy infrastructure. We'll help you align your organisation to build a cloud-ready culture and embrace agile methodologies.

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Make a comprehensive plan for cloud adoption

From getting your stakeholders on board with a high-level hybrid cloud strategy to resolving workload and infrastructure complexities and implementing new processes, HPE will help you transform to a truly cloud-native framework. Our process includes:

  • Building a business case for hybrid cloud
  • Helping you determine your right mix of public and private cloud
  • Modernising your infrastructure to enable automation
  • Making and executing an application migration plan
  • Establishing a Cloud Business Office to drive organisational change


There are many complexities inherent in migrating applications to the cloud. Even simple lift-and-shift projects can go wrong when things like application dependencies, outage windows, testing plans, critical vendor support and networking checks go unaccounted for. For more complex migrations, common pitfalls to avoid include:

  • Neglecting to get key stakeholders involved from the beginning: Without adequate planning and buy-in involving all affected stakeholder groups, projects can quickly get derailed. Adding to this, if the ultimate business value of moving to cloud hasn’t been widely accepted, small setbacks can easily put the entire project in jeopardy.
  • Not taking the time to carefully evaluate how each of your applications should be dealt with: The “6R” framework calls for each application to be vetted against a set of considerations that will allow you to determine whether to “retire, retain, repurchase, rehost, replatform or refactor.” Not doing so may result in apps that aren’t optimised for their environments and are costly to run.
  • Failing to address the “people and process” side of the equation: Applications are only one part of any move to the cloud, and potentially not the most difficult to deal with. Cloud threatens the status quo, and without reskilling your team and establishing new processes, your efforts to move to a truly cloud-first paradigm are likely destined to fail.

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Engaging a broad group of stakeholders from the beginning, knowing your company’s “why” for moving to a cloud-first approach, and having a plan for people and processes are all crucial to the ultimate success of your cloud adoption. A good transformation plan addresses these elements:

  • Applications
  • Economics
  • Governance, risk and compliance
  • Change management
  • Service operations
  • Security

Establishing a Cloud Business Office (CBO) - a permanent operational and governing body - to direct and guide all aspects of your cloud programme can help ensure success.

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Get hybrid cloud


Unleashing growth potential for your business while minimising costs is the promise of cloud, but avoiding wasted resources and overspending requires optimising applications for cloud, placing each in the right environment, and maintaining visibility into performance and resource consumption.

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Control and optimise cloud costs

Simplify operations, reduce risk and accelerate cloud adoption with HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud, a vendor-agnostic multi-cloud, multi-stack managed service for public and private clouds.

  • Choose from a broad variety of services for your workloads
  • Always have capacity to meet of demand
  • Pay only for what you use
  • Get additional services as needed to operate any or all of your IT stack
  • Manage private and public clouds from one place
Get hybrid cloud


Our consultants can help you move to hybrid cloud quickly, with no disruptions to your business by leveraging top-tier certifications and more than a thousand successful cloud engagements.

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