This case study examines how A23 successfully addressed the challenges faced by a government agency in modernising its IT infrastructure and achieving cost savings by implementing HPE GreenLake, a flexible and scalable IT delivery model. By partnering with A23, the agency overcame its legacy infrastructure limitations and shifted to an operational expenditure model, resulting in significant benefits and improved service delivery.
Background: The government agency approached A23 with the need to refresh its datacentre infrastructure while ensuring the availability of its core applications. Their existing IT infrastructure needed the agility and scalability required to meet current demands. A23 proposed the GreenLake model as a solution, allowing the agency to transition from a capital expenditure to an operational expenditure model, resulting in long-term cost savings and the ability to reallocate the budget to critical areas.
Problem Statement: The agency’s legacy IT infrastructure needed improvement to handle current demands and lacked agility and scalability. They required a modern enterprise infrastructure solution that could address these challenges and ensure the availability of their core applications.
Solution: A23 designed and implemented a high-performance platform with the latest storage fabric under the GreenLake model. Delivering a consumption-based IT delivery model allowed the agency to pay only for what they used, providing flexibility to scale their services according to existing and future projects.
Implementation: Adopting the HPE hardware under the GreenLake model, the agency achieved a modernised and scalable solution that met their needs. The implementation resulted in several benefits:
- Cost Savings: The GreenLake model enabled the agency to shift from a capital expenditure model to an operational expenditure model, resulting in significant cost savings over time. The agency only paid for the IT resources they consumed, eliminating the need for upfront infrastructure investments and reducing ongoing maintenance and support costs.
- Flexibility and Scalability: With GreenLake, the agency could quickly scale its services based on the changing demands of existing and future projects. They could rapidly provision additional resources when required, optimising resource utilisation and minimising costs.
- Focus on Value-Added Services: By shifting its focus from managing hardware and infrastructure to providing value-added services, the agency could allocate resources to other areas. The outcome allowed them to enhance service delivery, invest in innovation, and deliver higher value to their stakeholders.
- Availability and Disaster Recovery: A23’s expertise in availability monitoring and disaster recovery planning ensured high system availability. The agency could proactively monitor the availability of its systems, ensuring that its services were always up and running. This minimised downtime, improved user experience, and reduced the risk of data loss.
Results and Evaluation: The outcomes of the GreenLake implementation were impressive. The agency successfully underwent an application migration to the new platform while ensuring the availability of its core applications, with increased operational efficiency and improved service delivery. The shift to an operating budget model resulted in significant cost savings, as the agency could reduce support costs, data centre costs through a reduced footprint, and operation costs with fewer support and maintenance requirements.
Conclusion: A23’s implementation of HPE GreenLake as a service model provided a powerful solution for modernising the government agency’s IT infrastructure. By leveraging the flexibility and scalability of GreenLake, the agency achieved its business goals while achieving cost savings and improved service delivery. The consumption-based model allowed them to pay for what they used, optimising resource allocation and enhancing their agility. This case study highlights the value of adopting innovative IT delivery models like GreenLake, which provide organisations with scalability, cost savings, and the ability to focus on value-added services.