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CyrusOne’s HPE GreenLake Partnership Reveals Sustainability Impact

April 19, 2022

The question of whether to build on-premises or collocate your data center needs often comes down to price and space – but sustainability has become a major priority for enterprises.

Colocation is more sustainable than on-prem, and it’s one reason why Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) looks to CyrusOne to fulfill its clients’ data center needs. We have partnered with HPE since 2019 to provide colocation services for its cloud solution provider HPE GreenLake while also enabling easy and fast access to public cloud providers through our interconnection platform in support of hybrid IT. In addition to GreenLake, HPE has moved its core IT infrastructure, supporting 60,000 employees and $27 billion in revenue, to CyrusOne colocation facilities.

Together, we extend business agility, speed and flexibility down to the data center and address the needs of client security, regulatory and data privacy concerns for customers around the world.

Backed by CyrusOne’s experience in delivering world class data center services to the Fortune 1000 and the world’s largest hyperscale public cloud companies, enterprises can reduce the complexity of their IT management. Deploying HPE GreenLake at CyrusOne data centers allows our clients the flexibility, peace of mind and scalability to help enable their digital transformation. Enterprises can consume HPE GreenLake in their own data center or in any of CyrusOne’s more than 50 data centers around the globe – while working toward better sustainability for our environment

So far, the CyrusOne/HPE GreenLake partnership has brought the modern cloud experience to customers’ applications, data and workloads in their locations in a self-serve, pay-per-use, scale up-and-down way and managed as-a-Service by HPE. We’ve helped free up capital, boost operational and financial flexibility and enabled talent to accelerate what’s next for their business, including cost reductions from decrease in the number of software licenses, maintenance contracts, staff complexity and other associated costs.

And the partnership’s sustainability impact is measurable. Here is the impact from just one customer:

  • Reduction of 2,075 tons of CO2 equivalent a year – equal to removing 417 cars from the road annually
  • 71% reduction in electrical consumption and heat generation
  • 49% reduction in rack space required
  • 30% reduction in VMware costs
  • Estimated 49% reduction in embodied CO


“We are proud to partner with HPE to deliver tangible sustainability results in the marketplace,” said Fred Holloway, vice president of Enterprise Sales at CyrusOne. “While others speculate what the future can bring, we are making it happen today.”

Learn more about this partnership and how it could benefit your enterprise.