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"It's a small cost per month compared to that one-time purchase. The big thing is if you get your one-time purchase wrong, then you are buying a lot more. With GreenLake, if we miss estimate (which with all the planning, you usually don't), we sign a piece of paper, and then they send more equipment in.""If you're used to buying HPE servers, it's less expensive than that. I don't really compare competitor servers because HPE has never given me any reason to look otherwise. However, if you get good pricing on HPE servers, you get better pricing on GreenLake.""Our first year costs were approximately $1.2 million instead of spending five to six million dollars.""If you are looking to turn some of your capital expense into operational expense, this allows you to do it. It is a good idea.""It is significantly less expensive than going to cloud for development... Our cost is approximately $25,000 a month.""Right now we're paying about $180,000 per year.""Pricing is based on usage plateaus. The more you use, the more you pay.""We have reduced a lot of our VMware licensing costs."

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GreenLake Flex Capacity, HPE Flexible Capacity, HPE FlexCap
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Cisco Open Pay provides consumption-based financing enabling you to pay for Cisco technologies including Data Center compute and storage, as you use it. Open Pay combines the privacy of on-premise data centers with the elasticity of cloud. You pay for the portion consumed and simply dial capacity up or down as needed. You retain control and can plan ahead with confidence as your organization grows. With Cisco Open Pay, we share the risk and offer cloud-like pricing and flexibility where you can purchase on a per Terabyte, per server, per port and per virtual machine basis.

Flexible Capacity from HPE Pointnext offers on-demand capacity, combining the agility and economics of public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT. With advanced metering, customers pay monthly for actual capacity used, above a minimum commitment – by core, by terabyte, by virtual machine – with no up-front capital outlay. HPE provides a buffer of capacity on-premises and ready for use, which you pay for only when you start to use. Active capacity management ensures that the buffer is replenished before it runs out, so that you have the servers, storage, networking, and operating software that you need, and ensuring that you are ready to take on your next project or next customer. Flexible Capacity cuts overprovisioning – commonly as much as 50-60% of servers and storage – saving on IT cost, enabling faster time to value and eliminating the typical long purchasing cycle. And it includes support for your IT environment to simplify how you operate IT.

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Capgemini Finland Infrastructure Services, Sogeti BeLux, Accenture
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company33%
Manufacturing Company5%
Legal Firm4%
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%

Cisco Open Pay is ranked 3rd in IT Infrastructure Consumption Services while HPE GreenLake is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Consumption Services with 7 reviews. Cisco Open Pay is rated 0.0, while HPE GreenLake is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE GreenLake writes "Keeps the firmware up-to-date and at the right levels". Cisco Open Pay is most compared with Dell EMC Flex On Demand, whereas HPE GreenLake is most compared with Dell EMC Flex On Demand.

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