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Arrow Quick Hit: HPE GreenLake pay-per-use IT and advanced management

March 20, 2024 | Rich Shutt

What is it?

The HPE GreenLake platform is an IT management solution that simplifies hybrid IT operations, offering unified, edge-to-cloud management. It integrates various IT services into a single interface, facilitating efficient resource management, actionable insights and rapid service deployment. This allows businesses to optimize their IT landscapes with agility and precision while supporting sustainability goals. 

The HPE GreenLake platform stands at the forefront of modern IT resource management, pivotal in the HPE GreenLake suite. Designed as a central platform, it revolutionizes how businesses interact with their IT infrastructure on and off-premises, offering a consistent, harmonized, user-centric experience across clouds. At its core, the HPE GreenLake platform facilitates the seamless management of IT services, both on-premises and in the cloud, embodying a true hybrid model. 

This innovative platform underscores its role within the broader HPE GreenLake ecosystem by providing a unified, intuitive interface. It simplifies complex IT operations, translating them into an accessible, manageable format that aligns with the diverse needs of businesses today. The HPE GreenLake platform isn't just another tool; it's a strategic enabler, empowering organizations to navigate and optimize their hybrid IT landscapes with agility and precision. 

Emphasizing a user-friendly approach, the HPE GreenLake platform integrates various IT management tasks into a single pane of glass. This integration streamlines the user experience and clarifies often intricate IT environments. It's not only about managing resources effectively; it's about gaining insights that drive more intelligent decisions, enhancing operational efficiency, and fostering a proactive IT culture. 

The HPE GreenLake platform propels businesses toward a more interconnected, data-driven future. It's an embodiment of HPE's commitment to delivering next-generation IT solutions that are both agile and scalable, catering to the ever-evolving demands of the digital world. 

Why should you care?

The HPE GreenLake leverages advanced metering for precise IT resource monitoring, consolidating diverse management tasks into one accessible interface. It provides seamless access to all services, enriched with subscription and consumption management and robust API integration. This approach streamlines the IT management process, offering an enhanced, efficient user experience by unifying access and simplifying operations across the entire IT landscape. 

Key features of the HPE GreenLake platform

  • Unified access: The HPE GreenLake platform includes, as standard, a treasure trove of value-added services and offers a single destination for for accessing all HPE GreenLake services, providing users with a seamless and integrated experience.
  • Native service support: The platform supports a range of cloud service offerings, including IaaS and SaaS, running natively and offering comprehensive service management. 
  • Platform services: Essential platform services such as centralized user, device and subscription management, a wellness dashboard, a systems insights dashboard (sustainability), asset and device inventory with tagging, an AI-powered hybrid observability dashboard, and the HPE GreenLake Marketplace are fully integrated, enhancing the user experience. 
  • Consumption reporting: It provides detailed consumption reporting for HPE GreenLake and public clouds, aiding in efficient cost management and resource optimization with inbuilt Capacity Planning and workload optimization. 
  • API integration: HPE GreenLake features APIs for platform capabilities and sets standards for service APIs, with comprehensive support and documentation available on the HPE GreenLake Developer Portal. 

Benefits for customers 

  • Streamlined management: Simplifies the management of IT resources, allowing customers to focus on their core business operations. 
  • Cost and capacity insights: HPE Consumption Analytics offers deep insights into usage and costs, enabling better budgeting and resource allocation across clouds. 
  • Environment sustainability: The HPE Systems Insights Dashboard supports eco-friendly IT consumption, aligning with modern corporate sustainability goals. 
  • Rapid service deployment: Allows for the quick and efficient deployment of HPE GreenLake services. 

Benefits for partners

  • Enhanced visibility and control: Partners can view billing reports, manage capacity planning and access HPE Consumption Analytics for detailed cost analysis. 
  • Pricing flexibility: Allows partners to enter their pricing for offerings, enhancing reporting for customers and themselves. 
  • API access: Distributors and resellers have API access for invoice retrieval and other commerce-related activities. 
  • Services: The HPE GreenLake platform enables partners to build new as-a-service on-platform relationships with customers, wrapping your services around and managing HPE GreenLake services on behalf of your customers. 

The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform is perfect for partners looking to transform and grow into an as-a-service business model. 

Customer and partner access

  • Provisioning and login: New customers are automatically provisioned with an HPE GreenLake platform account. 
  • Role and permission management: While users share a single identity across platforms, roles and permissions are managed separately for enhanced security and customization. 
  • Platform evolution: HPE GreenLake platform has now integrated all cloud services across HPE, including HPE GreenLake Flex Solutions (formerly known as HPE GreenLake Central), Data Services Cloud Console from HPE Storage, COM (Compute Operations Management) from HPE Compute and Aruba Central from HPE Aruba providing single-sign-on access with a consistent experience through the new service central user interface update. More and more cloud services are being migrated and onboarded to run natively on the HPE GreenLake platform, further enhancing the overall partner and customer user experience. 
  • Continuous improvement: The platform operates agilely, ensuring ongoing rollouts of new capabilities and updates. 

Differentiation in the market

HPE GreenLake distinguishes itself through unmatched efficiency, flexibility and precise metering, features less prevalent in rivals. Its dedication to sustainability further differentiates it, providing an eco-conscious choice without sacrificing technological performance. This unique blend of capabilities positions HPE GreenLake as a leader, offering a holistic, environmentally friendly IT management solution that effectively meets the evolving demands of the digital landscape. 

How to position and sell HPE GreenLake

  • Align HPE GreenLake with specific customer needs for cost-efficiency, sustainability and flexibility in IT resource management. 
  • Tackle inquiries on cost control, resource optimization and eco-benefits directly. 
  • Emphasize unique selling points: precise usage tracking, unified IT management and eco-conscious operations. 
  • Leverage its advanced metering and API integration as key differentiators. 
  • Stress the platform's agility and support for proactive, informed decision-making. 

The HPE GreenLake platform represents a transformative leap in IT management and resource optimization. This platform, at the heart of the HPE GreenLake ecosystem, redefines the approach to IT resource management, blending innovation with simplicity. Its ability to streamline complex IT operations and provide actionable insights is not just a step forward; it's a paradigm shift in how businesses engage with technology. 

The impact of the HPE GreenLake platform on modern IT landscapes is profound; one might say it's the 4th cloud after the big three hyperscalers. The critical difference is that HPE GreenLake is the cloud that comes to you — it offers all the benefits of the public cloud, but customers are free to put their apps and data wherever they want, on-premises or in a colocation partner. The HPE GreenLake platform offers a holistic view of all your IT resources, both HPE and non-HPE, across clouds, enabling businesses to make informed decisions that drive efficiency and reduce risk and costs. By harnessing the power of this platform, organizations can pivot more swiftly, adapting to market changes and emerging opportunities with unparalleled agility. 

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More information

We strongly encourage you to delve deeper into the capabilities of the HPE GreenLake platform. Explore its vast potential and consider how it can be harnessed to meet your IT management needs. Whether you're looking to optimize existing operations, embark on new ventures or future-proof your IT infrastructure, HPE GreenLake is equipped to be your guide and ally in this journey. 

Please note that HPE GreenLake Central tenants and accounts for all partners and customers have been onboarded to the HPE GreenLake platform and are now available on the HPE GreenLake platform under HPE GreenLake Flex Solutions. Partners and customers can now access their services at using the same user accounts and credentials. 

Arrow and HPE GreenLake

Arrow plays a crucial role in bringing HPE GreenLake to the market. With its extensive network and expertise, Arrow ensures the availability of this solution to a wide range of customers. Arrow's involvement includes providing necessary resources and support, ensuring that partners can access and sell HPE GreenLake effectively. Through Arrow, partners have the assurance of reliable distribution, support and a wealth of knowledge in IT solutions, making the implementation and management of HPE GreenLake seamless and efficient. 

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