How HPE GreenLake’s Consumption Model is Transforming Networks

With HPE GreenLake, the latest innovation in as-a-service solutions has arrived. Find out how the groundbreaking consumption model can make your life — and your networking — easier.

As-a-service solutions are going through a global boom. In America and beyond, people are increasingly seeking instantaneous, flexible, ready-made solutions for all aspects of their lives. With services like Netflix and Uber becoming ever more ubiquitous, as-a-service has come to define our consumption habits  — and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. 

It’s no surprise, then, that a number of new as-a-service innovations are sweeping the IT and business landscape. The latest of these is HPE GreenLake, a new network-as-a-service (NaaS) solution that leverages a consumption model to simplify customers’ lives and save them money. Read on to learn more about the model and its many advantages for those who adopt it.


HPE GreenLake’s Consumption Model: A New Frontier for Network Solutions

The keyword when it comes to HPE GreenLake for Aruba is flexibility. GreenLake is an as-a-service solution that applies a consumption model to hardware, software, service, and support. It’s designed to take the heavy lifting and risk out of the consumers’ hands and shift it over to the vendor so you can build your network with confidence.

In a traditional setup, you, as the customer, take on most of the risk when building your network. You buy products that you’re told will do certain jobs for you in advance and hope that your investments turn out to be worthwhile. Sometimes they do, but sometimes they don’t, and then you’re stuck with a major upfront cost for a product you don’t need. 

In the consumption model, on the other hand, the vendor takes on the risks associated with installing new products. With HPE GreenLake’s as-a-service offering, you can install the services you’ll need in the future up-front just like you would in a traditional setup. The difference is that you’ll only have to pay for the equipment once it’s fully up and running — and even then, you don’t have to pay for it in full. Instead, you create an embedded lease with GreenLake for Aruba over a three, four, or five year term. That lease comes with planned  refresh cycles built in to support an evergreen network infrastructure where you can quickly and easily upgrade or expand your existing network. Even better, if it turns out you don’t actually need any of the equipment you installed, you won’t have to pay for it. That’s where the vendor’s assumption of risk comes in. 

The advantages of the consumption model don’t stop there. With HPE GreenLake you get the added benefit of day-to-day management support from your partner (like Turn-key Technologies, Inc. (TTI)) along with access to Aruba’s customer experience management (CEM) system. There you’ll get a personal Customer Success Manager who acts as a liaison between Aruba, the partner, and the customer. With GreenLake, you’ll also receive access to the Aruba Services Manager platform, a ticketing system built on ServiceNow that delivers visibility into all of your Aruba products. With all these features, each stakeholder can remain connected and up to date with what’s happening in the network. 


How Does HPE GreenLake Work?

Understanding how HPE GreenLake for Aruba works begins with appreciating the crucial role that partners played in its evolution and continue to play in its implementation and success. 

The GreenLake consumption model was designed with partners like TTI in mind — and those partners take on a key role right at day zero with the design of your network. Only after you have that design can implementation begin. Once your network is in place, your partner will provide ongoing management, consultation, and support services to help you make the most of your network and the GreenLake model as a whole. Although you’ll always have access to Aruba through your CEM, your partner will be your main touch point.


HPE Greenlake in Action

HPE GreenLake for Aruba is a relatively new service, but it has already managed to make an impact across a number of industries and use cases. These include: 

  • A leading healthcare system that opened a brand new research facility on time without any impact to NOC effort.
  • A major public university that integrated streaming into classrooms and across campus life, supporting better student collaboration.
  • A major retail firm that standardized network services to create an enhanced in-store customer experience.
  • A precision manufacturer that reduced IT burdens while enabling adoption of HA network clusters in all locations.


Try Out the GreenLake Consumption Model Today

GreenLake’s network-as-a-service was created for customers and developed around their partner community, who play an essential role in the consumption model from day zero. Choosing the right partner is the key to creating customer success stories. When it comes to making the most of the HPE GreenLake consumption model, there’s no doubt that Turn-key Technologies, Inc. (TTI) is that partner. 

With a 30 year track record of embracing innovative solutions and of successfully administering, managing, and optimizing networks, TTI is more than ready to make GreenLake work for you. Our experts will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you make the most of the groundbreaking consumption model in a network that meets all your needs. Contact us today and see how you can become part of the network-as-a-service age!

By Craig Badrick


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