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HPE – the company that failed to cut it in the public cloud and offloaded its Enterprise Services biz a few years back – wants to make its whole portfolio available to buy as a service by 2022.
The grand old lady of tech today revealed that enterprises will be able to slurp its hardware via a mix of subscription, pay-per-use, and consumption-based sales models. Those that still want to buy stuff in the traditional way will be able to continue doing so.
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The proposal extends the GreenLake strategy that HPE showed off in 2017 and again a year ago at its annual Discover knees-up in Las Vegas when it launched infrastructure bundles paid for based on a customer's consumption.
“Everyone recognizes that customers want technology delivered as a service, but they also want it on their terms," said Antonio Neri, CEO at HPE, in a canned statement.
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Neri said HPE will sell its "entire" product set from "edge to cloud, under the HPE GreenLake portfolio."
Investors love tech firms to sell things as a service because it represents a predictable revenue stream. That said, just five per cent of HPE's turnover, or $2bn, was transacted as-a-service as of June 2018. By the close of the year, the figure had risen...
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