Take advantage of the demand for NaaS with HPE GreenLake for Aruba.
HPE GreenLake for Aruba is a comprehensive Network as-a-Service solution. Analysts predict the market for NaaS will continue to grow exponentially over the next few years (CAGR of 38.3% worth $21.7 billion globally by 2023₁) as adoption of cloud services continues in both large and small enterprises, development of new data centre infrastructures increase and the rise in SDN integration within existing network environments. With more than 1,000 customers in more than 50 countries and around $4bn in contract value booked for GreenLake, HPE partners have the opportunity to promote the business benefits and cost savings that can be achieved for their customers, enabled by HPE GreenLake.
Of course, as-a-Service models have been a growing trend with companies taking advantage of moving away from large CAPEX expenditures to preserve their capital. Opting for a flexible OPEX subscription that can enable a business to be more agile by keeping up with technology trends and product innovations together with a managed service within a predicted cost model is certainly compelling. Whilst flexible consumption models for storage and compute power have become mainstream, NaaS is also gaining traction.
However, perhaps surprisingly it’s not just financial considerations responsible for the momentum. According to IDC from their IT Procurement Trends and Consumption Models Survey, the top reason for as-a-service deployments is to reduce IT staff workloads. For networks in particular this makes perfect sense. All too often organisations find their often-limited IT resource troubleshooting and resolving problems with the network rather than driving mission-critical projects for the business.
Furthermore, today’s networks have become more complex. With the diversity of devices and applications deployed today, often traditional network management systems are unable to scale to meet these demands. Indeed, the network needs to do more than just connect and protect, it needs to provide intelligent analysis to enable businesses to convert data, in real time, into meaningful and insightful business outcomes.
Organisations are finding it more difficult to cope with the technical skills and time required to manage upgrades, products, security and manage vulnerability issues. Staying ahead of technology innovation, refresh cycles and ensuring efficiencies in network operations is increasingly hard. NaaS provides automated tracking and frictionless refresh and renewals. In addition, to enable analysis of the increasing amounts of data now generated through cloud applications and digital transformation programmes - according to IDC, 55 billion devices will be connected within the next two years and are expected to generate 79.4ZB of data by 2025 - businesses need to deploy new network technologies that can capitalise on business opportunities at the Edge.
Aruba Edge Services Platform (ESP) is the industry’s first AI-powered, cloud-native platform designed to automate, unify and protect the Intelligent Edge. Aruba ESP is built on three key pillars including Unified Network infrastructure, AI Ops and Zero Trust Security. It’s been designed to deliver a cloud experience at the edge that can be consumed as a managed service delivered through Aruba partners or via Aruba GreenLake. NaaS solution provides a flexible, pay-as-you-go model with the agility to scale and grow without the burden of identifying and procuring new infrastructure.
Organisations that use HPE GreenLake can gain benefits and cost savings by:
- Obtaining IT efficiencies for lower TCO – improving the productivity of IT resources by 40%₂
- Reducing capex spend by up to 40%₂ - by avoiding overprovisioning on infrastructure
- Enabling timely network refresh – to keep abreast of the latest technology
- Saving on average 60%₂ on professional services/contractor costs -by replacing legacy systems
- Shortening time to market for deploying IT projects – by up to 75%₂
- Avoiding network slowdowns and outages – for better ROI
- Maximising IT budgets – with predictable subscription payments
How can Tech Data assist? Tech Data offers flexible financing programs such as TAAS that assist with equipment acquisition, equipment recycling, and other forms of financial support.
Furthermore, HPE GreenLake delivers a Public cloud like experience, fully managed in a pay-per-use model at the edge, in colocations or on premise. HPE Greenlake combined with Aruba NAAS solution is truly providing a ‘Edge to Cloud’ solution for all customers.
₂.Source: The Total Economic Impact of HPE GreenLake, 2020, Forrester Research Inc.