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HPE CEO Meg Whitman On Upcoming Changes To Field Compensation, The Impact Of Dell On HPE's VMware Relationship And Why Hardware Still Matters In The Software-Defined Era

Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman tackled questions at the Best of Breed conference, ranging from the channel impact of the company's HPE Next restructuring to what her next career move might be after HPE.

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What are the economics of that?

Many, many people have said that what they love about the public cloud is not so much multi-tenancy, cloud technology, but the consumption-based pricing model. I only pay for what I need. You can get a consumption-based pricing model through Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for any of your customers. If they want to spend opex to have an on-prem private cloud, we can do that for you as opposed to have them lay out the capex. It's about where do the right workloads go and how do you counsel your customers about when they might head into a cloud cliff. Increasingly we are seeing companies that say this public cloud thing is great on some level, but I'm getting very deep to multiple public cloud providers and I'm feeling locked in and I'm seeing how expensive this can get. We're helping customers take their applications out of the public cloud, back onto on-prem so they have the customization ability, and frankly, it's more cost effective.

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