Businesses, especially in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are keeping budgets top of mind. The IT as-a-service model, or being able to more flexibly buy and consume technology, is only increasing in popularity.
In fact, the as-a-service model is becoming “the norm” in how customers want to consume technology, according to Aruba Networks founder and President Keerti Melkote. ”Having partners … taking all the technology, bringing it together, [and] ultimately delivering business outcome for them. Your service model is where the market is doing,” he told solution providers and customers at Aruba Atmosphere 2021.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise-owned Aruba Networks is no stranger to consumption-based IT. The networking specialist has spent the past couple of years integrating its portfolio into the HPE stack for a simpler IT offering that can be served up as a service to customers by channel partners.
HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri said the company‘s edge-to-cloud Platform-as-a-Service strategy is “setting the bar” for the rest of the industry. That’s because HPE GreenLake, its consumption-based IT offering, spans all aspects of networking, storage and compute.
“HPE’s GreenLake is key to customers’ transformation efforts. We are strides ahead of our competitors. They are unable to match the breadth and depth of our edge-to-cloud portfolio,” Neri said at Aruba Atmosphere. “We provide a true as-a-service experience that lets you focus on the innovation and outcomes you need to drive your business, not the underlying infrastructure.”
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