HPE helps businesses build their hybrid cloud strategies to speed deployment and save cost

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HPE Right Mix Advisor delivers data-driven guidance to help CIOs quickly and confidently move workloads to the right hybrid cloud platforms, reducing cost as much as 40 percent.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced HPE Right Mix Advisor, an industry-first offering that helps businesses develop their hybrid cloud strategies with confidence. HPE Right Mix Advisor recommends which workloads and applications are ideal to move to public clouds, or keep in private clouds, and how to migrate those workloads to achieve the right mix of hybrid cloud according to each business’s specific need.

Many organisations find identifying their right mix to be a significant challenge, due to the complexity of their environment and the rate of change in technology and business. HPE Right Mix Advisor is the systematic approach businesses need to develop their hybrid cloud strategies with confidence.

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“IT executives have noted to us that identifying the optimal fit for their individual workloads is one of their top challenges today,” said Jed Scaramella, IDC. “Past approaches that relied on best practices and manual analysis are now too costly and time-consuming.”

HPE Right Mix Advisor is built upon experience from over one thousand hybrid cloud engagements, best practices from Cloud Technology Partners and RedPixie, and automated discovery capabilities from iQuate. Millions of data points are quickly collected from the customer’s IT landscape, from CMDBs such as ServiceNow, and from external sources such as cloud vendor pricing models.

In a recent engagement, for example, nine million IP addresses across six data centres were examined.

HPE Pointnext experts work with the client’s IT teams to analyse the data using proprietary tooling and placement algorithms.  The result is an objective, data-driven recommendation of the right workload placement strategy, a phased plan to get there, and the expertise to make it happen.

Building the right hybrid cloud strategy can help businesses: 

  • Control the cost of migration and properly forecast ongoing cost
  • Reduce the risk of poorly executed migrations
  • Prevent cost overruns and ‘surprises’ once migrated
  • Invest with confidence by basing decisions on data
  • Speed migrations from months to weeks

“I like to tell customers there are a thousand things they could be doing – but they need to find the 10 most impactful things they should start on tomorrow morning,” said Patrick Matthews, Global Vice President for Hybrid IT and Cloud at HPE Pointnext. “HPE Right Mix Advisor helps organisations get the insight and methodology that they need to drive innovation, deliver predictable optimised customer experiences and remain competitive.”In a typical engagement, HPE delivers a concrete action plan within weeks, where previously businesses may have struggled for months with manual processes.

HPE has found migrating the right workloads to the right mix of hybrid cloud can typically result in 40 percent total cost of ownership savings[1].  

HPE Pointnext experts often find more than half the applications can be moved to a cloud model – public or private – and the remainder can be made more cloud-like using intelligent automation and as-a-service models.  HPE Right Mix Advisor injects speed and accuracy in defining the right fit for all applications, and sets the baseline for businesses to continually tune their right mix as needs change.HPE Right Mix Advisor is an integral component of HPE’s Composable Cloud strategy, which enables CIOs to deliver the speed, scale and economics of cloud across their entire business and IT landscape, using the blend of technologies that deliver the outcomes they need now and in the future.

More information on HPE Right Mix Advisor is available here

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