San Jose, California based enterprise technology solutions provider Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched GreenLake Central, a SaaS platform that gives customers a portal to run, manage and optimise their hybrid information technology (IT) assets.
The company stated in a release that the launch of the SaaS platform would strengthen their strategy to build an edge-to-cloud portfolio as-a-service offering. Antonio Neri, President and CEO of HPE unveiled the platform at a keynote address delivered at the HPE Discover More Munich.
The platform would be the first offering from the HPE stable that would allow for comparisons in governance, performance, cost and security from the edge to the core and cloud. This also includes the likes of other cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
“With this offering, every user in a company gains access to a unique console from which to run their organization and achieve powerful business outcomes,” said Neri. He also added that the tool would help the CIO to be a strategic service broker, while the organization could benefit from a consistent cloud experience that would result in-“lower costs and risks, and greater choice, control, simplicity, and speed.”
HPE stated that despite the promise of the cloud to help with faster applications delivery, digital transformations have turned more complex and become slower. Adding to the issue was most applications and data remaining in legacy systems.
GreenLake Central would help customers mitigate these issues through an integrated management control panel for the entire hybrid IT estate, and a single console to oversee the digital transformation, which will now be delivered as a SaaS based subscription.
The company listed out a few capabilities that would benefit key roles in the organization, from the CIO and developers to the legal and security teams.
The CIO would be able to get an access to a unified dashboard and operational console that would help in monitoring and taking action on a range of KPIs, including security, capacity, cost, compliance and resource utilizations. Developers would gain access to a ‘point, click and get’ pay-per-use platform that would help them write, release and deploy codes quickly.
The CFO would also be able to view in real time the spend by users, teams and business units within public or private clouds, data centers and edge environments. Meanwhile the legal, compliance and security teams would also have an integrated view of the governance and the security status within an organization’s hybrid IT estates. A KPI dashboard would help identify risks and give access to more than 1000 controls related to compliance and industry regulations.