The Element Podcast: Cloud Innovation as a Service



  • The IT industry is undergoing a shift to hybrid and, with that shift, new IT consumption models are gaining ground

  • In this episode, we explore how customers’ search for choice, simplicity and scalability is leading to adoption of a cloud-like experience across the data center and to as a Service consumption models

  • This episode’s guests include Phil Davis, Pradeep Kumar, Robert Christiansen, Scott Yow, Jeramiah K. Owyang, Bob O'Donnell, Anurag Agrawal, Sally Eaves, Daniel Newman, Jo Petersen, Ronald Van Loon, Bob Laliberte and Dana Gardner

In our second episode, we explore how the shift to hybrid has also spurred a need for new ways to consume technology

New consumption models are gaining ground. As businesses move to adopt software and hardware — when they need it and as they go — as a Service becomes an attractive scenario.

Learn how enterprise IT managers can evaluate, and embrace, a cost-effective cloud-like experience across the data center.

Hybrid is the right strategy. We explore the ways customers can get started on that journey.

Today’s IT environment is vastly different from the past. As IT moves from CapX to OpX, customers are decreasing both waste and their upfront investments. By entering the hybrid arena through as a Service and other innovative consumption models, they can also free up their teams to do less maintenance and more value-driving, innovative projects.

In episode two of our series – The Element Podcast presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise  – nine leading industry analysts and four HPE experts engage in a lively discussion of how customers can keep pace in the rapid-moving hybrid evolution while smartly transforming their businesses. Increasingly, that means turning to new consumption models, such as pay-per-use HPE GreenLake.

Here’s a highlight from their discussion: “Why are organizations using as a Service? It is important because it helps (them) manage an unpredictable business environment, … outsource skill constraints … and manage cash flow, as well.” – Anurag Agrawal

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Robert Christiansen
is VP, Chief Cloud Strategist, for Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Phil Davis is the President of Hybrid IT and Chief Sales Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Pradeep Kumar is Senior Vice President and General Manager for HPE Pointnext Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Scott Yow is Vice President and General Manager for HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud Software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Jeremiak K. Owyang is a founder partner and industry analyst at Kaleido Insights, a technology impact research firm.

Jo Peterson is VP, Cloud Services, at Clarify360. She partners with CIOs and CISOs to help them navigate their entire cloud and hybrid cloud footprints.

Bob O'Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm.

Daniel Newman is Principal Analyst at Futurum Research.

Anurag Agrawal is CEO & Analyst for Techaisle.

Sally Eaves is CEO of Sustainable Asset Exchange.

Ronald Van Loon is Managing Director, CMT, and Management & Technology Consulting Lead, BeNeLux, for Accenture.

Bob Laliberte is Senior Analyst & Practice Director at Enterprise Strategy Group.

Dana Gardner is President and Principal Analyst for Interarbor Solutions.

Maribel Lopez is a technology industry analyst, as well as a founder and strategic advisor at Lopez Research. 


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