Redefined IT infrastructure management with the hybrid cloud

Datapac enables organisations to leverage hybrid cloud technology that comes to wherever your apps and data live

Kevin Hall, senior systems engineer, Datapac: implementing HPE GreenLake, which combines the advantages of the cloud, the edge, co-locations and local data centres

Datapac is Ireland’s leading technology solutions and services provider and has been at the forefront of technology innovation in Ireland for the past four decades.

In recent years, Datapac has witnessed the rise in popularity of hybrid cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions which empower organisations to get more value from their IT infrastructure with granular levels of control through a predictable pay-per-use model.

These flexible, easily scalable IaaS solutions which allow infrastructure management to be outsourced can enable businesses to see a higher return on their IT investment without the need for significant upfront expenditure such as traditional hardware procurement.

Higher return on investment

Datapac is enabling businesses to redefine their approach to IT infrastructure with HPE GreenLake, which combines the advantages of the cloud, the edge, co-locations and local data centres. The traditional IT infrastructure procurement cycle is often a long and laborious process involving significant upfront capital expenditure.

Predictions need to be made as organisations try to forecast the capacity demands of the future, which in turn require that the hardware be overprovisioned for current demands. This creates a scenario whereby organisations have a surplus of capacity that isn’t directly adding value but is, in fact, contributing to ongoing costs. As the hardware begins to age out, organisations will frequently find themselves on the other side of the equation, struggling to maintain value to insufficient capacity and other key resources.

The HPE GreenLake hybrid cloud model provides organisations with the flexibility to adjust their IT infrastructure and scale their services depending on their evolving business needs. Moving from an often heavy upfront capital expense to a more manageable operational approach not only frees up capital which can be re-deployed to other value-adding endeavours, it also allows organisations to equate and reliably forecast IT spend based on actual usage.

Increased productivity

By outsourcing IT infrastructure management, organisations see the maximum value from their investment from the outset without creating an additional workload burden for often overstretched internal IT teams. With HPE GreenLake, equipment repair, maintenance and downtime concerns are a thing of the past which, in turn, enables IT teams to focus on their core value-creating tasks.

Drive digital transformation

The vast majority of apps and data (70 per cent) are “systems of record”, critically responsible for the smooth running of organisations such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and more. They must live in data centres and co-locations for data gravity, latency, application dependency and regulatory compliance reasons, and lack the agility of the modern cloud experience.

With HPE GreenLake, organisations can bring cloud speed, agility and an as-a-service model wherever their apps and data live.

Flexibility in line with evolving demands

If the past number of years have taught us anything, having the ability to respond to the evolving demands of the external environment quickly and effectively is key to continued success.

By partnering with a trusted managed services provider such as Datapac, businesses can gain competitive advantage with flexible, on-demand IT infrastructure, assured in the knowledge that they are in the hands of skilled and experienced experts.

For more details, call 01-4263500, email info@datapac.com or see datapac.com/hpegreenlake