HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity Alternatives and Competitors

Read reviews of HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity alternatives and competitors

ChrisAustin
Real User
Senior Principle Engineer of Architecture at Becton, Dickinson and Company
Jul 24 2019

What is most valuable?

It is significantly less expensive than going to cloud for development.

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us compute and storage. The biggest thing that it gives us is reportability; that's the critical component. By giving us a monthly bill that is expandable based… more»

What needs improvement?

In the GreenLake portal, I would really like to see more granularity in the costing model. That's the one limitation that we do have: We have a lot of departments. We want… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our cost is approximately $25,000 a month.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using c7000 chassis with VMware. We were doing the same thing over and over again and it was costing us more money. We would let support contracts lapse and things… more»

What other advice do I have?

If your management is pushing you to go all-cloud, then really look at this service as an alternative, because you're getting all of the OpEx savings that you would in the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Dell EMC for their pay-as-you-go model, but because of the density of our virtual machine deployments, running up to a 100 VMs on a single blade, we… more»
Real User
Head of Technical Services at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Jul 03 2019

What is most valuable?

We like the way that we can OPEX the service. Its performance is a significant improvement over the legacy stack that we had. It sort of lines up with our direction to move to the cloud. By using a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The performance of our batch workloads with SLAs (for our batch reporting) will start to be met. It helps with our IT team's productivity, as they can focus on their day-to-day jobs rather than adding… more»

What needs improvement?

It offers flexibility in IT operations, but it hasn't done it yet. We should see this in the future. We are still managing the VMs in our IT operations.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It is replacing an existing, legacy SAN and compute stack. The existing stack, Fujitsu, was coming out of support, and we couldn't get parts for it anymore.

What other advice do I have?

Understand what your compute workloads will be and be really clear on that. Otherwise, you will procure starting up with too much or little. Just make sure you understand what your compute will be so… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Fujitsu, IBM, and Dell EMC. We went with HPE GreenLake because the OPEX model for us just works. It helps us start to align with the company vision for an OPEX, cloud-based service… more»
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