Drive Digital Transformation with Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is a crucial component and driving force of digital transformation1. The cloud enables organizations to reduce IT costs, improve scalability, gain a competitive advantage, and more. To compete at both a global and local level, organizations should incorporate the cloud into their business strategies.
Here are some core features of cloud computing that make it essential to digital transformation:
- Virtually infinite capacity – essentially unlimited storage and compute resources
- Rapid elasticity – resources can be automatically, seamlessly, and rapidly provisioned and de-provisioned as a user’s demand increases or decreases1
- Virtualized resources – no need to worry about purchasing or maintaining physical resources
Cloud Deployment & Service Models
With the cloud, businesses can transform computing into a more streamlined computing environment and avoid the high costs associated with maintaining and managing a self-contained, traditional data center. Organizations can choose the cloud deployment model that best fits their requirements. There are three different types of deployment models, which include public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. Some organizations may prefer the near-real-time elasticity of the public cloud, whereas other organizations may prefer the enhanced security metrics of a private cloud. Alternatively, some organizations may choose to combine private and cloud infrastructure as a hybrid cloud.
When it comes to cloud implementation, organizations can also choose the type of service model that best fits their organizations’ needs. The different cloud service models that organizations can choose from include infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Improve Agility and Reduce Costs with a Hybrid Cloud Service Model
HPE Greenlake Hybrid Cloud delivers hybrid cloud as-a-service to help organizations optimize cost, control, and business agility2. By combining the agility and economics of a public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT, HPE Greenlake can help organizations to accelerate digital transformation efforts.
This way of consuming IT enables organizations to save significantly on IT-related expenditures. HPE Greenlake Flex Capacity ensures that companies only pay for the IT they use. Also, businesses can avoid expensive upfront fees and instead pay a fixed monthly cost— which includes full-service support.
Today, technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, and businesses should invest in solutions that can help accelerate digital transformation and innovation. A vital component of a successful digital transformation strategy involves cloud computing. Furthermore, the implementation of a cloud strategy requires a personalized approach that should align with long-term business goals.
1. Chapter 4 The Elastic Cloud. Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, by Thomas M. Siebel and Condoleezza Rice, RosettaBooks, 2019, pp. 51–63.
2. IT Consumption Models as a Service: Pay As You Go. HPE, www.hpe.com/us/en/services/it-consumption.html.