As-a-Service Elevates IT Decision Makers
December 4, 2019
Nearly nine-in-ten (87%) IT decision
makers (ITDMs) report that their organizations have started to implement
as-a-Service (aaS) solutions or have already completed the process, yet
seven in ten (71%) ITDMs are concerned about keeping up with the
changing aaS landscape, according to the HPE “2019 As-a-Service: Driving
Change Report”. The report, introduced today, surveyed over 1,000 ITDMs
at companies of all sizes (from 50 employees to 10,000+) across the
U.S., Germany and the UK to explore the future opportunities and impact
of aaS consumption models.
“Businesses of all sizes are
embracing as-a-Service models to unlock innovation and agility and lead
disruption rather than become a victim of it,” said Phil Davis,
President of Hybrid IT for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “As-a-Service
elevates the role of IT decision makers, allowing them to become true
service brokers who focus on strategic initiatives and revenue growth.
As this survey data shows, the market clearly views as-a-Service as the
future but are looking for a new and better approach to realize a
consistent cloud experience, across public, private and the edge.”
“The 2019 As-a-Service: Driving Change Report” Top Findings
Adoption of aaS is on the rise across organizations: Nearly
nine-in-ten (87%) ITDMs report that their organizations have started
to implement aaS solutions or have already completed the process.
Furthermore, three-quarters (75%) of all ITDMs surveyed expect their
organization to move toward full adoption of aaS solutions in less
than five years.
aaS is critical to keep up with the competitive landscape and
remain strategic: Executives recognize the critical need to
modernize IT to support future business growth and competitive
advantage. aaS solutions will be very important for their company’s
future (58%), competitiveness (55%) and growth (53%).
IT Challenges: data remains siloed within organizations:
Three quarters of ITDMs agree that at their organization, data is
siloed between public and private clouds (77%) and admit that data
silos are a key challenge (75%) for their businesses. About
two-thirds (66%) state they agree that data migration to the public
cloud is currently stalled at their organization.
A generational divide - younger ITDMs are more fearful that their
jobs will become obsolete due to aaS: The survey findings show
only about a quarter of ITDMs 55 and older (23%) are concerned that
aaS adoption is making their job obsolete, compared to almost
two-thirds (60%) of 22-34-year-olds. For both age groups, many (67%)
ITDMs are concerned about new generations of digital natives having
an advantage over their experience as it relates to aaS adoption.
Career Driver - aaS enables career growth and opportunity for IT
professionals: Despite the changes ahead and apprehension from
younger ITDMs, about nine-in-ten (87%) of all respondents agree that
aaS adoption will advance their career and envision a shift in their
roles from day-to-day IT support toward more of a business
strategist role. Globally, seven-in-ten ITDMs say aaS
adoption will make their role within their organization more
important (72%) and give them more control over data (70%) and
HPE’s Commitment to aaS:
HPE pioneered the modern IT on premises as-a-Service model with
HPE GreenLake’s unique metering, cost control, software IP, and
backing from HPE Financial Services provide a differentiated
solution that competitors cannot match. HPE GreenLake is now one of
the fastest-growing businesses in HPE, with more than 740 customers
worldwide, including 160 new customer logo wins this year.
Additionally, HPE has uniquely enabled its world-class partner
community to deliver the offering – in 2019 the channel generated
over 200% order growth for HPE GreenLake.
HPE aaS Hybrid Cloud Platform Delivers a Consistent Cloud
address some of the challenges and barriers to as-a-Service adoption
referenced in the study, HPE also announced today the launch of
HPE GreenLake Central,
an advanced software platform that provides customers with a
consistent cloud experience for all their applications and data,
through an operational console that runs, manages and optimizes
their entire hybrid IT estate.
HPE GreenLake Central gives customers a simple, unified, digital
experience across public and private clouds, the data center and
edge workloads and accelerates business outcomes by lowering costs
and risks and providing greater choice and control. The platform
gives them the freedom to choose which tools they want to use to
build applications, where and how to place their workloads and data,
and only pay for what they consume.