BLOG: Should You Move to the Cloud or Stay On-Premises? HPE GreenLake Offers Both

December 16th, 2021 BLOG: Should You Move to the Cloud or Stay On-Premises? HPE GreenLake Offers Both
Cristina Perez
Marketing Specialist


If the new HPE GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud campaign hasn’t shown up in your news feed yet, please stop reading this blog and go watch the commercial. Seriously, go now. I’ll wait.

And you’re welcome. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and agency Digitas have collaborated to produce Stay and Go, a campaign created to drive awareness of the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. The 30-second commercial or 1-minute extended version, featuring Should I Stay or Should I Go by rock band The Clash, expresses the emotional and unreasonable choices that CIOs must face: The pressure to react to immediate business needs and drive significant modernization across their companies is mounting and excruciating.


McKaela Doherty, Brand & Advertising, HPE:

“What we loved about this idea from the start is how an iconic song from an iconic band could do 3 things at once, bring to life our customers’ struggle, simply explain the benefit of our solution, and create something fun and memorable for the brand.”


Cloud? On-Premises?


The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has rocketed the need for modernization and automation. For business leaders, it all comes down to data. Doesn’t it always? Manage the value, manage the security, manage the actual data. And what about public cloud, hybrid cloud, on-premises? We can’t forget about ransomware, the dreaded ransomware attacks, and disaster recovery… what in the world is a Log4j? Clearly, it’s not that easy when the data moves and lives in a multitude of places. So, now, leaders are pressed with an impossible choice:

“Should we stay (keep our apps and data where they are) or should we go (move to the cloud)?”

Newsflash! There isn’t an easy answer. So, why not choose, not to choose between the cloud and on-premises? I’ll give you a second. And now, a Hamlet remix, “To choose NOT to choose…”

Yup, that’s right! HPE GreenLake and Mainline customers can now stay AND go. HPE GreenLake is offering customers something different – the platform that brings the cloud directly to them. HPE GreenLake delivers Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for your workloads – on-premises, fully managed in a pay-per-use model at the edge, in colocations, and in your data center.

“The big data and analytics software market, which IDC predicts will reach $110 billion by 20231, is ripe for disruption, as customers seek a hybrid solution for enterprise datasets on-premises and at the edge,” said Antonio Neri, HPE President and CEO.


Choose Not to Choose


HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform combines control and agility so customers can fast-track innovation, deliver captivating experiences, and achieve greater business outcomes. HPE continues to accelerate momentum for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. The HPE GreenLake platform now has more than 1,200 customers and $5.2 billion in total contract value. Most recently, HPE announced HPE GreenLake platform wins with Woolworths Group, Australia and New Zealand’s largest retailer, and the United States National Security Agency.

By delivering HPE’s industry-leading solutions for on-premises as cloud services with the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, it is even easier for customers to meet key capabilities to accelerate adoption of effective cloud operating models for any environment. These cloud services, which include support for storage, AI, machine learning, high performance computing and container management, allow organizations to seamlessly run any type of application and scale where there is demand. With HPE GreenLake, customers can adopt a cloud environment anywhere while also reducing risk by delivering the agility and simplicity of the cloud, but with the governance, compliance, and visibility that comes with on-premises solutions.

Need More?

There were a significant set of new offerings and cloud services for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform announced in a virtual launch event from HPE recently, so stay tuned. Who knows? Maybe next we’ll hear HPE mash-up with The Fugees: Data Replication with HPE Primera Remote Copy. “One time, one time…two times, two times”.

Adding to a growing portfolio of HPE GreenLake cloud services, the new offerings include:

  • HPE GreenLake for analytics – open and unified analytics cloud services to modernize all data and applications everywhere – on-premises, at the edge, and in the cloud
  • HPE GreenLake for data protection – disaster recovery and backup cloud services to help customers take ransomware head-on and secure data from edge-to-cloud
  • HPE Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Framework and automation tools – a comprehensive, proven set of methodologies expertise, and automation tools to accelerate and de-risk the path to a cloud experience everywhere

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To learn more about how HPE GreenLake Edge-to-Cloud platform may be beneficial to your organization’s data, please contact your Mainline Account Executive directly or click here to contact us with any questions.

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