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HPE CEO Antonio Neri On GreenLake’s Lowest Cost-Per-Workload Advantage And Why It Is ‘Better Than Public Cloud’

Steven Burke

HPE CEO Antonio Neri Wednesday argued that the GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform with its lowest-cost-per-workload advantage and pay-per-use metering capability is “even better than public cloud.”

HPE’s GreenLake Metering Capability Does Away With Public Cloud ‘Overprovisioning’

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri Wednesday said the HPE GreenLake model provides the lowest cost per workload with a “true metering” capability that tops public cloud overprovisioning.

HPE’s 2017 acquisition of Cloud Cruiser, the basis of the GreenLake pay-per-use metering functionality, provided the company with a “huge difference” over leasing models from competitors and an even bigger differentiator versus public cloud, said Neri at HPE’s annual securities analyst meeting.

“It is true metering,” said Neri. “I actually would argue it is even better than the public cloud, because when you go to the public cloud you tend to overprovision resources. In our case, we actually can scale that resource exactly to the need of that application and meter that and charge for that. So now customers can add capacity on demand.”

The HPE GreenLake pay-per-use model, in fact, actually provides the “lowest cost per workload,” said Neri. “That is especially true when an application requires significant data egress and ingress, which is the majority of the cost—not the cost of compute—or in cases where workloads are largely predictable, which means you don’t have to scale up or down all the time or if data protection services are needed.”

Here’s a look at other “big advantages” that Neri spoke about at HPE’s annual securities analyst meeting. 

 
Steven Burke

Steve Burke has been reporting on the technology industry and sales channel for over 30 years. He is passionate about the role of partners using technology to solve business problems and has spoken at conferences on channel sales issues. He can be reached at sburke@thechannelcompany.com.

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