As global efforts to drive COVID-19 recovery gain pace, enterprises across the world are faced with the challenge of adapting to a rapidly changing market. With these challenges compounded by the continually evolving needs of business during the pandemic, anything-as-a-service (XaaS) vendors, in particular, have faced pressure to align their services more closely with these changes, and fast.
At Hitachi Vantara, we’ve closely observed the XaaS space. According to Gartner, “By 2025, more than 70% of corporate enterprise-grade storage capacity will be deployed as consumption-based service offerings, up from less than 40% in 2020.” There lies a crucial opportunity for XaaS vendors to take the necessary steps to strengthen their offerings now.
As part of our response to the changing market and businesses’ needs — which range from tighter budgets to new strategies enabling more flexible, digital-first working practices — we’re proud to present EverFlex from Hitachi, our answer for all things XaaS. Comprising our infrastructure as a service, application and data services, and operations services, EverFlex from Hitachi provides a complete suite of as-a-service offerings that support a cloud experience and cloud economics, engineered for multicloud workloads. These shared resources and technologies offer XaaS vendors the ability to scale in line with their ambitions, while simultaneously boosting agility and maximizing protection against risk.
Responsive to the financial pressures that businesses continue to face during the pandemic, EverFlex follows a consumption-based model to guarantee the best possible value. By design, EverFlex enables vendors to deploy infrastructure as a service for their complex workloads, on premises and within a fully managed pay-per-use model. This ensures that businesses avoid upfront costs by paying only for what they use, which in turn frees up budgets to invest in other areas of the business.
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Likewise, EverFlex simplifies purchasing options and integration costs and enables users to host their workloads at the edge, in colocations, or in a cloud environment of their choice. EverFlex also works to help businesses avoid sunken capital and relieve the hours spent managing IT infrastructure. As a result, employees can again dedicate more time to achieving core business outcomes. They will find it faster and easier to introduce new solutions to the market at a time when businesses need them most.
Simple Cloud Economics
Ultimately, as we continue to navigate an uncertain future, we want to provide our customers with the financial flexibility needed to boost their recovery. That’s why, at the heart of it, EverFlex works to simplify IT operations as much as possible and offer the same level of financial flexibility offered by cloud providers. To us, it’s simple cloud economics.
Amid market challenges, we also think it’s important for our customers to have the ability to scale up or down as a business — or its IT budget — demands. So, as part of our offering, if a business needs to cancel or adjust their services, they can grow or shrink as required with EverFlex, saving money as they do so by avoiding upfront costs and freeing up revenue from underutilized services.
If you and your business are looking for an opportunity to scale at a faster rate and quickly adapt when conditions change, get in touch with your Hitachi Vantara representative. Let’s discuss how EverFlex resources and technologies could work for you.
To find out more about EverFlex and how it could support your business, read more here.
Tom Christensen is Global Technology Advisor and Executive Analyst at Hitachi Vantara.
 Gartner, “Enterprise Storage as a Service Is Transforming IT Operating Models,” Jeff Vogel and Robert Preston, March 2, 2021