HPE GreenLake Pros and Cons

HPE GreenLake Pros

GregJohnson
Systems Engineering Manager at Prisma Health
It has made our organization's capacity management efforts so much better. Usually, engineers need to take time to worry about firmware updates and and getting that stuff done. However, that falls to the wayside, knowing with GreenLake's data center management and data center support that all the firmware has been tested for all the equipment that you have. When you apply the updates, nothing should go wrong, because it has already been fully tested.
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ChrisAustin
Senior Principle Engineer of Architecture at Becton, Dickinson and Company
The biggest thing that it gives us is reportability; that's the critical component. By giving us a monthly bill that is expandable based on usage, we're able to report back to the organization on the value that we're actually getting out of the hardware platform.
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GlobalCefe26
Global Center Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has helped us with the planning, and in concert with this, we are doing a lot of virtualizations. For a lot of cases, we are bringing in less gear and equipment to be able to accomplish the same things. It makes better use of what we do bring in.
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ServerIn8c64
Server Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Absolute flexibility for scaling storage needs on demand.
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HeadOfTe86d8
Head of Technical Services at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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 hybrid cloud service to get us there, this allows us to run our legacy workloads on-premise. Those which are not really suited to a proper cloud.
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Cfoc493
CFO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the ability to grow into a lower price point at some point in time.
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Rafael-Cardoso
Solutions Architect at Sercompe
It is the flexible way to pay for everything that you need and pay as you go.
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HPE GreenLake Cons

GregJohnson
Systems Engineering Manager at Prisma Health
I would like to have more detail in the monitoring.
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ChrisAustin
Senior Principle Engineer of Architecture at Becton, Dickinson and Company
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 to be able to break down, in a granular way, that this department is using X amount of resources, that department is using Y amount of resources... I want to be able to tag it and say, "This is this department's fees, this is that department's fees." That way I could charge back internally to my own departments.
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GlobalCefe26
Global Center Solution Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Part of the integration, with cutting things over to Unisys, may have hurt us a bit. We had a couple of rough implementations earlier this year. Part of that was due to some internal system changes on HPE's side. We are keeping an eye on this to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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ServerIn8c64
Server Infrastructure Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There could be better monitoring of growth and threshold usage so users could be more aware when their billing will change.
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HeadOfTe86d8
Head of Technical Services at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We are still managing the VMs in our IT operations.
The interconnects were a challenge originally, but they sorted that out, and It was fine. We did have to spend a bit more money.
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Cfoc493
CFO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Both times that we've had to increase the hardware, the deployment took way longer than expected. In addition, we haven't yet gotten to a use point where the cost is below what it would cost us to provision the same set of services on HPE hardware outside of the GreenLake service.
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Rafael-Cardoso
Solutions Architect at Sercompe
The time to receive a price when I am going to a proposal is too long.
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