Cyxtera and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partnership Aims to Expedite and Optimize Hybrid IT Tactics

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  August 30, 2023

The surge in cloud adoption has prompted organizations to reevaluate their approach in light of escalating cloud expenses. To kind of get an idea of how much was spent on the cloud, in 2022, enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services amounted to $225 billion, a growth of $47 billion compared to the previous year, according to Statista.

The thing is enterprises acknowledge overshooting their cloud infrastructure budget — an indication of the widespread impact of this issue. Now, enterprises are scrambling to address and are looking at different strategies. These include a comprehensive review of workload distribution to ascertain the optimal placement and a shift toward hybrid or multi-cloud models to choose the most cost-effective and performance-driven environment for each workload.

To help customers simplify their IT operations, improve agility and realize significant cost savings, Cyxtera, a provider of data center colocation and interconnection services announced its collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE. As an HPE Partner Ready service provider, Cyxtera is offering its Enterprise Bare Metal solution supported by the HPE GreenLake platform.

Cyxtera Enterprise Bare Metal with HPE ProLiant servers offers rapid provisioning in a matter of hours, mitigating the delay of weeks or even months. This solution brings about cost reduction, replacing capital expenditures with an as-a-service model that boasts straightforward subscription pricing. The result? Cost predictability and eliminating unexpected expenses.

In comparison to public cloud alternatives, the solution guarantees heightened performance, dependability and security through its single-tenant setup. This arrangement simultaneously maintains maximum control, granting customers exclusive ownership of their data. Once server provisioning is complete, administrative credentials are transferred to the customer, limiting environment access to authorized personnel exclusively.

The solution also curtails expenses associated with IT staff, administration, as well as the risks and costs linked to the experimentation and integration of novel technologies. Adding to its benefits, it simplifies capacity planning through the dynamic scalability of Infrastructure as a Service.

Cyxtera’s global data center platform also provides access to robust interconnection services and a vast ecosystem of technology partners, helping customers build out their complete hybrid IT infrastructure.

“Our partnership with HPE gives our customers the flexibility, performance and choice they’re looking for as they build out sustainable hybrid IT infrastructures that power traditional and high-density AI workloads,” said David Keasey, Chief Revenue Officer, Cyxtera.

Cyxtera also introduced the Quick Start Total Cost of Ownership Workshop initiative. This program aids enterprises in evaluating their present IT infrastructure and conducting a comprehensive analysis of cost ownership across various infrastructure deployment approaches, in partnership with HPE.

Within the framework of the Quick Start TCO Workshop, Cyxtera's solution architects employ current data from a client's environment and extract real-time pricing to juxtapose IT expenditures for colocation and bare metal setups against those of public cloud alternatives.

Brian Falvey, Vice President of North America Sales at HPE GreenLake, HPE, is enthusiastic about the ongoing collaboration with Cyxtera because of the shared goal of providing adaptable methods that enable clients to swiftly expand and enhance their hybrid IT infrastructures.

“Cyxtera’s global data center platform, unique Digital Exchange network fabric, and rich ecosystem of interconnected partners are a great complement to HPE GreenLake and our private cloud solutions,” said Falvey.

Edited by Alex Passett
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