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Unlocking the Benefits of the Hybrid Cloud for SMBs

Until recently, hybrid cloud storage solutions were largely reserved for sizeable enterprises with the internal expertise and generous budget to invest in the right infrastructure. Unsurprisingly, smaller organisations have faced several common roadblocks to adoption, including cost, security concerns and a lack of suitable solutions available on the market.

But just as large enterprises stand to benefit from a flexible hybridised solution, SMBs that harness the right technology can expect to enjoy greater cost-efficiency, security, optimised workflows and, ultimately, more control over today’s most critical business asset: data.

Why a hybrid solution makes sense

Traditionally, most SMBs have opted for either a wholly on-premise data storage solution, or moved everything to the public cloud. There are obvious drawbacks to both approaches: on-premises storage requires a significant upfront investment as well as maintenance costs and resources, while the public cloud raises concerns about the security of sensitive data and compliance. In either case, the solution is incomplete. The hybrid cloud combines the flexibility of the public cloud with the assurance of on-premises data while addressing all the facets of a holistic data storage solution, including:

  • Security

  • Backup and recovery

  • Operations

  • Automation

  • Resource management

  • Cost control

  • Compliance

  • Tooling

Simply put, it offers the best of both worlds. But as with any business investment, it needs to be fit for purpose.

A true consumption-based model for SMBs

Smaller businesses have no doubt been put on the back-burner when it comes to agile and cost-effective hybrid cloud systems. The good news is that GreenLake, HPE’s as-a-service hybrid storage solution, can be tailored to SMBs for great cost-savings, easier management and better performance.

HPE GreenLake is an as-a-service data storage offering that allows SMBs to scale their infrastructure up or down with changing workloads. It combines the agility and economics of the public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT, alongside standardised, cost-effective configurations such as HPE Proliant Servers, HPE Nimble DHCI and HPE Nimble All-Flash and Hybrid Storage.

It’s also tailored for SMB budgets, and because it’s a consumption-based model, you have full transparency over your monthly outgoings.

Interested in exploring a hybrid cloud solution?

At Onel, we’ve partnered with HPE to help Australian organisations identify the right data storage solution for their needs, delivering solutions like HPE GreenLake powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ SSD.

If you’d like to find out more about HPE GreenLake, or discuss your data storage requirements, talk to an Onel technical expert today.

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