Meeting Unpredictable Business Demands Without Overprovisioning IT
IT faces cost-cutting challenges while meeting business demands. HPE Flexible Capacity provides a consumption model that allows you to easily scale up and down as workload requirements change.
IT teams face a conundrum that on the surface seems impossible to solve: How to cut data center costs and still meet business demands?
Escalating data demands are nearly impossible to predict. Factors such as new product and market opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, can all emerge with little advance warning. Forecasting data center infrastructure provisioning requirements—6, 12 and 24 months out—often turns into a guessing game. But it can take 3-4 months or more for the average procurement cycle.(1)
To play it safe, some IT teams spend extra capital on overprovisioning compute resources—48 percent for storage and 59 percent for compute, on average.(1) While this approach makes sure the data center always meets the needs of your business, investments in servers can spiral out of control. Servers may also go unused if the anticipated business demand never reaches predicted levels.
A different paradigm for consuming IT
What’s needed is a new and cost-effective way to consume IT. Using a consumption-based IT model that leverages on-premises data centers as a service, the IT team can focus focus on what they need now, which is easier to predict than the long-term. With the ability to scale compute resources up or down quickly, IT not only ensures business needs are met, but also balances IT spending with the demand of each application workload. The data center thus runs cost-efficiently, with no overprovisioning or under-provisioning of compute resources.
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