Accelerate Your Transition to HPE GreenLake Sustainably
The importance of sustainability has long been prevalent on business and IT agendas. Business-wise, sustainability is advantageous and makes an excellent partner for efforts to undergo digital transformation. Research from the World Economic Forum shows that businesses with integrated digital and sustainable transformation are 2.5x more likely to be among the best-performing companies in the future than those without.
Tangible steps an organisation can take to run more sustainably include reducing energy usage and ensuring the right sized infrastructure is in place. Data centres are often run inefficiently, with utilisation rates well below their true capacity. Due to such inefficiencies, overprovisioning results in power, space, and cooling limitations.
The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud technology extends the cloud experience to business apps and data, regardless of location. HPE GreenLake cloud services assist customers in addressing the root causes of inefficiencies while executing an efficient hybrid multi-cloud delivery model. This means businesses see the sustainability benefits commonly associated with the public cloud, such as decreased energy use and infrastructure dematerialisation, via an as-a-service consumption model.
This article explores how HPE Greenlake can help businesses continue their development and technological evolution sustainably.
Achieving sustainability with HPE Greenlake
HPE GreenLake enables businesses to demonstrate their commitment to a growing set of sustainability goals and requirements and meet greater consumer, employee, and investor expectations.
HPE GreenLake can address the underlying reasons for inefficiency in on-premise or collocated data centre IT equipment, allowing businesses to save money, free-up valuable space, and decrease energy usage and carbon emissions.
Companies can reduce their total cost of ownership by 30% by not needing to overprovision. They may also reduce their energy expenditures by more than 30% by using HPE GreenLake instead of a standard CapEx approach. Businesses who leverage efficient HPE technologies, such as composable infrastructure via consumption-based products, can save even more money while lowering their carbon footprint and server count.
Some of the most practical strategies for IT to conserve energy include increasing server utilisation, optimising server refresh cycles, reducing redundancy, and consolidating infrastructure. Businesses can rely on HPE GreenLake Management Services to explore these possibilities by remotely monitoring, running, and optimising their infrastructures and applications. This frees up time to concentrate on digital transformation.
The GreenLake as-a-service model helps businesses achieve digital transformation and environmental sustainability goals, making them more competitive.
Circular economy: asset longevity and end-of-life
HPE strives to provide sustainable solutions that will enable digital transformation. With HPE’s circular economy strategy, businesses can manage their IT assets safely, in a compliant and eco-friendly way while better using energy and resources.
Several products are offered by HPE Financial Services that assist in fostering circularity inside a business. This includes:
- Certified Pre-owned – which helps keep legacy systems in operation longer,
- Asset Upcycling Services – which helps decommission and retire assets with reuse in mind
- Accelerated Migration – which helps consolidate multi-gen IT into a single environment.
Companies can quickly embrace an as-a-service model with HPE Financial Services using HPE GreenLake, integrating legacy systems and eliminating e-waste. Businesses using HPE GreenLake can be sure that their outdated assets won’t end up in a landfill when it comes time to replace them. Over 90% of the millions of assets accepted by HPE Technology Renewal Centers each year are repaired.
With HPE Financial Services, you can increase productivity, recover lost value from retired assets, and lessen environmental impact by refurbishing and recycling IT items. HPE’s capabilities can help businesses optimise and maintain existing IT, and responsibly transition to new solutions.
Moving forward sustainably
Businesses should consider sustainability as part of their overall transformation as they reinvent infrastructure and operations for a digital-first organisation. These changes have a significant impact as technology infrastructure is often one of the largest contributors to a company’s energy footprint.
Using an as-a-service platform like HPE GreenLake helps businesses decrease IT inefficiencies. During the onboarding process, HPE analyses workload to maximise server utilisation, reduce server refresh cycles, and properly size redundancy requirements. The next step is to fine-tune the hardware and the infrastructure. The metering capabilities of HPE GreenLake allow businesses to balance resources appropriately.
By following these guidelines, IT departments can concurrently focus on sustainability, and the following data-first business strategies:
- Making sure IT projects align with the company’s goals for sustainability
- Using appropriate tools (monitoring, management, automation, analytics)
- Finding out how effectively the current infrastructure uses power, materials, and equipment
- Optimising data infrastructure with infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
- Taking into account additional high-impact fields such as asset end-of-life management and procurement.
By implementing a thorough IT efficiency plan, an organisation can simultaneously fulfil its business and sustainability objectives, empowering the IT department to actively contribute to the business’s broader sustainability strategy through digital transformation and innovation.
Organisations can start a data-first business transformation with the right technology and change management techniques to achieve a long-term competitive advantage. We, as your IT partner, can work with you to explore strategies to improve your organisation’s technology sustainability.