For more than 20 years Hewlett-Packard Enterprise solutions are well established on Bulgarian market and today we are talking to Mariya Kosanova, Managing Director of “Hewlett Packard Enterprise, operated by Selectium” to understand more about what is the role of IT environment as key driver for future success.
“More than ever today the business success depends on how close are the companies to their customers, how do they respond to their customer needs and expectation and how adaptive the companies are to the dynamic changes of the environment compared to their competitors. The future will be entirely driven by the fast technology development. Digital transformation is redefining customer experiences, business models and operations in every industry. The next wave of digital transformation will be fueled by apps and data everywhere. ”, Maria Kosanova.said.
What are the challenges the business is facing in this new dynamic era?
Business workloads need the agility of the cloud experience, to beat the competition.
Due to digital transformation, businesses depend on technology to deliver results, and need to move quickly without depending on traditional IT processes and capacity. A significant obstacle to speed is the time and cost to refactor legacy apps and move to the cloud.
The goal: Always move at cloud speed!
Organizations need to cut costs, conserve capital and align costs to the business
IT is always searching for ways to reduce the cost of delivering workloads to users. However, with digital business, costs must move up and down with business results, and capital constraints cannot be an obstacle to new projects.
Digital business must scale quickly ahead of demand.
The pace of change makes it difficult for businesses to predict IT needs beyond the next months, often making IT the bottleneck. With unpredictable growth, if your workload is locked into only the currently available capacity, your choices are to delay the project, let the workload underperform, or more commonly, rely on costly overprovisioning.
The complexity of multi-cloud, hybrid IT operations increases cost, risk and slows down profitability
Customers on average operate using 5 clouds in addition to the on-premises estate, which leads to a much more complex IT operation, more toolsets and skills to find, unknown and unrestrained costs, inability to control risk and manage compliance, all of which but the business at risk and increase cost.
We are listening to our customers and as their technology partner are providing solution with clear business value. HPE GreenLake – Selectium program saves customers time and money.
Companies share that the speed of deploying digital projects is curtail for staying close to their customers and ahead of the completion. HPE GreenLake helps customers shorten the time to deploy digital projects by 75%.
Furthermore, the traditional approach to planning and development of IT infrastructure is built on “overprovisioning concept”. For many companies the investment in IT environment is aiming to cover the needs 2-3 years ahead. This means they are “overprovisioning” by investing 100% of the cost of IT infrastructure at the begging while using only 50% of it in the first year and about 70%-80% of it in the second year. If we look at the same project and shift to IT infrastructure as-a-service model, HPE GreenLake –Selectium program would lower the TCO significantly by eliminating the need of overprovisioning. The question companies needs to consider is “What could they do if today it is required 50% less of their IT infrastructure investment?
The HPE GreenLake – Selectium Program business model includes IT resources that the customer uses as-a-service and pays for them monthly, similar to a public cloud. However, the infrastructure (unlike the public cloud) remains at the user’s location. In this way, the customer has control over the IT environment, security and privacy, and latency that can occur when using the public cloud is excluded. This model can include almost all HPE infrastructure – servers, disk systems, system backups, network equipment, etc.
It saves companies time not only in regards to time to market to operational efficiency. This model simplifies IT and enables customers to spend 85% less time “keeping the lights on”.
As the IT infrastructure is the backbone of the business, it has to be nothing less than efficient, agile while not compromising with capacity and security. Transforming the way companies approach IT infrastructure will give them the agility and speed they need, new sources of innovation to create new experiences, opportunities, and efficiencies in the next wave of digital transformation and beyond.