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The commercialization of IT: transforming from cost center to revenue stream

The commercialization of IT: transforming from cost center to revenue stream
Dennis Deane - Vice President, Global Systems Integrators, Hitachi Vantara | January 11, 2019
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Succeeding in the market today brings common challenges for all leaders: modernize the enterprises, enable greater automation, enhance operational efficiency, shorten procurement time, improve cost transparency, and reduce time to market. As organizations make the fiscal shift from the traditional CAPEX to flexible OPEX models, demand for utility consumption models centered on cloud infrastructure has seen rapid growth. By 2020, IDC predicts consumption-based procurement in data centers will have eclipsed traditional procurement through improved "as a service" models, thus accounting for as much as 40% of enterprises’ IT infrastructure spending.

Together with our strategic partner HCL, we’ve created a Hitachi Vantara-powered HCL “Utility for Everything” (U4X) hybrid IaaS offering improved data agility, business flexibility and offers a public cloud-like experience with private cloud-like security.

Powered by Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP), Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), running on Hitachi’s world-class storage solutions, the HCL U4X IaaS offering improves infrastructure agility, optimizes TCO, and provides the ability to flexibly match the IT to Business requirements. U4X empowers organizations to minimize procurement churn and processes while maintaining enterprise-class security and availability. It also enables organizations to set up on-demand data center and private cloud infrastructure with cloud economics.

The HCL U4X IaaS offering improves infrastructure agility, optimizes TCO, and provides the ability to flexibly match the IT to Business requirements.

The pay-as-you-go cloud systems model provides a way for organizations to quickly implement a new solution, only use for the term of the project and still maintain control and security. By aligning IT spend to business priorities outcomes are achieved when you want them, and pay only for what you use.

The pay-as -you-go model provides a way for organizations to quickly implement a new solution, only use for the term of the project and still maintain control and security.

Several customers around the globe are already using the Hitachi-powered U4X to consolidate, simplify and standardize their IT infrastructure operations, including enterprises in the healthcare, manufacturing and utility industries.

At this time, the trend toward IaaS consumption continues to grow. Increasingly, enterprise buyers prefer consumption-based pricing models, helping reduce risk, free up capital, and improve alignment to the Lines of Business. In a world where mixtures of on-prem as well as public and private cloud systems and applications make up the IT infrastructure, traditional operating models are unable to deliver the proper balance of agility, control, and scalability.

Armed with expertise, next-generation IaaS solutions like HCL’s U4X offering, flexible financial models that meet business requirements, Hitachi Vantara and HCL, together, can help organizations realize the true power of their data, solve their IT challenges, and achieve their desired business outcomes.


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