Data egress charges for public cloud are among the factors driving increased momentum for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s GreenLake on-premises pay-per-use cloud services, said HPE Healthcare Chief Technologist Steve Cotham.
“With HPE GreenLake we have an opportunity to help our customers manage down costs and risks,” said Cotham. “Customers are looking for IT that is always on, scalable, secure and delivered in a consumption-based offering. With HPE GreenLake we are able to deliver in each one of those areas. We give customers the cloud experience on-premises, while at the same time providing the ability to manage multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments whether that is on-premises, private cloud, colocation, public or any combination of that.”
In some cases, customers that moved to public cloud are looking to pull some workloads back because of the high cost of public cloud, said Cotham.
A recent HPE survey of health care IT decision makers found that 58 percent cited data egress costs—charges associated with moving data out of the public cloud—as one of the most essential factors in deciding where to store data.
What’s more, 72 percent of IT health care decision makers cited IT security as their primary concern for moving all of their organization’s data to the public cloud. “It doesn’t matter what the solution is that is on the table, security is part of that conversation,” said Cotham. “At HPE our solutions are wrapped in security.”
Here are five reasons Cotham says HPE GreenLake is a hit with health care customers.