Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Cloud services, cloud software and infrastructure solutions delivered as a service to help you successfully implement a cloud experience for all your workloads.
SOLVE YOUR COMPLEX CLOUD CHALLENGES WITH HPE HYBRID CLOUD SOLUTIONS
Moving to cloud isn’t a matter of why, but a matter of when and how. Cloud promises speed, agility, and cost savings—but realizing the full value of cloud requires solving difficult challenges such as data gravity, security, compliance with regulations, cost management, and the need for organizational 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. Maximize 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 modernizing 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 optimize cloud costs
Place each application where it can run most efficiently to maximize savings gained from cloud. Get hybrid cloud as a service with HPE GreenLake and pay only for what you consume.
WHY HYBRID CLOUD?
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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HPE brings agility to apps and data everywhere—edges, clouds and data centers—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
- Containerize 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
Can everything be moved to cloud? Where should my apps and data live?
Every company is different, and every app has its own set of considerations that inform where it should be placed. General factors include performance, latency, risk, data needs, network connections, architectural considerations, and security.
With the HPE Right Mix Advisor (RMA) approach from HPE Pointnext, you can determine the best-fit application destinations for your preferred combination of public and private resources. Choices are based on the unique price-performance, portability, operational, and business requirements of each workload.
BUILD AND EXECUTE A PLAN FOR PEOPLE, PROCESSES, AND TECHNOLOGY
Finding the right mix of cloud for your apps and data can be challenging, but navigating organizational challenges surrounding cloud adoption can be just as difficult as dealing with legacy infrastructure. We'll help you align your organization 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
- Modernizing your infrastructure to enable automation
- Making and executing an application migration plan
- Establishing a Cloud Business Office to drive organizational change
UNDERSTAND CHALLENGES OF MOVING TO HYBRID CLOUD
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 optimized 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.
BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING A PLAN
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:
- Governance, risk, and compliance
- Change management
- Service operations
Establishing a Cloud Business Office (CBO) - a permanent operational and governing body - to direct and guide all aspects of your cloud program can help ensure success.
Is now the right time to move to cloud? Are we ready?
Most businesses have realized that their flexibility, speed, and ability to adapt to emerging market trends in coming years will depend on adopting a successful cloud strategy. At the same time, the need to get cloud right, and to not disrupt business-critical functions in the process, weighs heavily on those who will be responsible for implementing a cloud-native approach. HPE can help assess your business’s cloud readiness and mitigate any gaps.
How can I structure a plan to get some quick wins?
A comprehensive application profiling exercise will show which applications should be first-movers based on ease-and-impact analysis. To quickly show the value of moving to cloud, applications that are likely to be high ROI, low risk, and easy to migrate and run in the cloud should be moved first.
What should be done with our existing IT assets?
HPE Financial Services can help you determine the best strategy for dealing with existing assets. Transform your data center and generate a cash infusion from your owned assets with minimal disruptions to your current environment with our Accelerated Migration program, or refurbish and remarket unwanted assets with our Asset Upcycling services.
GET HYBRID CLOUD AS A SERVICE WITH HPE GREENLAKE
Unleashing growth potential for your business while minimizing costs is the promise of cloud, but avoiding wasted resources and overspending requires optimizing applications for cloud, placing each in the right environment, and maintaining visibility into performance and resource consumption.
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Control and optimize 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
How can I calculate the financial costs and benefits of moving to cloud?
The business value of cloud is more about agility and utilization than any other cost consideration. Traditionally, high utilization reduces IT spend, but limits agility and negatively impacts innovation and business growth.
Cloud provides the ability to provision and de-provision nearly unlimited resources as needed with complete control. Moving from the standard 20% to near 100% utilization provides significant cost advantages and even greater value in the ability to quickly solve business problems without waiting for software and hardware procurement and installation.
In addition to this, moving to cloud typically produces both hard and soft cost savings. Examples of hard cost savings include reduced spending on infrastructure and operational costs. Soft savings include increased developer productivity, decreased human error, ability to change business process quickly, and increased customer satisfaction.
Are “IT consumption” models a good thing or a gimmick?
Paying only for the resources you use, along with the ability to quickly provision and de-provision resources, gives you valuable flexibility. Your business can avoid costly over provisioning, consume the latest technologies without “ripping and replacing” data center infrastructure, and give staff the ability to experiment with new products and solutions in a low-risk, low-cost manner.
How do we prevent cloud costs from skyrocketing?
Ensuring that apps are optimized for their environments is a good first step to avoiding unexpected costs. Maintaining visibility across your entire IT estate, as you can with HPE GreenLake Central, can also help you stay on top of what you’re spending and why.
HPE Right Mix Advisor helps organizations objectively identify the right mix of platforms for their applications, to realize dramatic economic benefits in weeks vs. months.
BUILD SOLUTIONS WITH LEADING CLOUD PLATFORMS
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.