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Logicalis Asks if On-Premises Systems Remain an Option for CIOs


November 10, 2016

Chief information officers (CIOs) are facing many challenges with the implementation of the technology they deploy within their organization. Security, scalability, access and reliability are just a few of the issues they have to address to ensure everything works properly. Regarding cloud technology, Logicalis asks CIOs in the U.S., what if they could have consumption-based payment for their on premises infrastructure?

The question gauges if the popularity of hybrid cloud deployments was based solely on economics, or technological innovations that makes the cloud option that much better.

The answer depends on many factors, and it applies differently for each organization. Depending on the industry the organization operates in and its size, an on premises system may not be able to compete with a global hybrid cloud service provider that delivers the infrastructure, maintenance, scalability, security and applications in a pay as you go model. And according to Logicalis, the majority of all IT purchases within the next four years will be based on this type of model, with modest operational expenses that can scale according to usage.

As to the answer the company offers to its question, it suggests HPE's Flexible Capacity solution. It says it is both possible and practical for organizations that need to have on premises workloads for the foreseeable future.

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"While workloads are definitely moving to the cloud and the desire for that kind of consumption-based model is fueling the pace, the need for hybrid and on-premises infrastructure is still very real. As a result, CIOs whose workloads are better suited to hybrid or on-premises environments may want to re-examine how they are managing their on-premises resources with the expectation that they can achieve the same kind of financial and capacity flexibility that a public cloud has to offer," said Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HPE Solutions, Logicalis US.

According to Logicalis, HPE's solution gets rid of two traditional lease limitations. The first is being saddled with equipment that cannot be scaled if the business grows, and the obsolescence of the technology by the time the lease cycle is over. The second is not having to pay for infrastructure management services.

With HPE's Flexible Capacity, organizations can meet their current baseline requirements as well as a defined degree of anticipated growth without having to pay for it until it is used. This gives organizations that have to have an on premises deployment an affordable option because it also includes a built-in monitoring service with a monthly bill based on what is being used.

The HPE Flexible Capacity solution offers the best of both worlds with on premises scalability, proactive asset management and an end-to-end solution with financing for a path to hybrid-IT.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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