Consumption-based IT takes both experience and capabilities to get it right.
Improving customer experience is driving faster innovation cycles. Organization’s large and small are on a transformation journey to keep pace. Cloud scaling and pay-per-use flexibility has been a catalyst for that transformation. As organizations embrace a multi-cloud model, they expect all their IT environments to keep up.
This paper guides organizations on how to deliver the cloud experience on-premises. First, a quick review of the three basic approaches obtaining IT resources:
- On-premises compute: a capital expense model.
- Public cloud: a subscription or pay-per-use model.
- Public cloud-like on-premises: a pay-per-use, elastic IT consumption model. Commonly referred to as IT as a service (ITaaS).
This guide will focus on achieving item No. 3, with some reference to 1 and 2, which are already well established. The benefits to the business of a cloud experience include aster project deployments, higher value products, increased operational efficiencies, and financial transparency that directly associates cost to consumption
The four essential steps to setting up IT as a service are:
STEP 1: DEFINE THE RIGHT MIX TO REMAIN IN CONTROL BASED ON CURRENT BUSINESS NEEDS
BUSINESS CHALLENGE: Increased cost due to overprovisioning of server and storage capacity across clouds. This includes both capital costs and higher support and maintenance cost.
STEP 2: PUT IN PLACE SCALABILITY‑ON-DEMAND PROCESSES AS PART OF AN EVERYTHING-AS-ASERVICE HYBRID CLOUD MODEL
BUSINESS CHALLENGE: Constant change in technology and loading. Organizations expect access to the latest hardware without replacing their existing infrastructure and incurring large capital expenses. For example, an increasing amount of data is being stored. This challenging IT to keep up with storage requirements to support growth.
STEP 3: ALIGN IT EXPENSE TO REVENUE STREAMS
BUSINESS CHALLENGE: Increased pressure to match project spend and return. Dedicated IT silos are fixed costs, which is a burden on the organization.
STEP 4: ASSESS YOUR OPERATING MODEL TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
BUSINESS CHALLENGE: Simplify and unify operations. Organizations want to reduce staff and management tool duplication. They would prefer to leverage AI/ML and predictive analytics to improve outcomes.
HPE solutions to consume and operate IT as a service
The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform brings it all together by creating a cloud experience for all your apps and data, and by providing a robust as-a-service portfolio that drives flexibility and time to market