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Aruba sustainability through HPEFS

ARUBA AND SUSTAINABILITY IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

IT asset lifecycle solutions from HPE Financial Services help you extract additional value from your existing IT investments or move to new technology more effectively. Today’s consumers and investors increasingly make choices that look beyond the bottom line price and profitability metrics. Sustainability programs affect consumer behaviour, as shown in a recent study1 of 2,000 consumers, where 70% said they would go out of their way to support a company that makes substantial efforts to be sustainable. This is driving many companies to adopt internal performance policies to effect change throughout their organization.

HPE Financial Service (HPEFS):

• Meets environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements and helps our customers meet their sustainability goals

• Securely recycles equipment to meet strict governance guidelines

• Converts underutilized or outdated equipment to buying credits

REDUCE COMPLEXITY OF RETIRING ASSETS

Once an organization decides that certain IT assets have reached the end-of-life, they face several decisions based on their ESG goals and requirements. Aruba offer assistance and options to retire assets. With HPEFS, Aruba address the challenges of increasing security concerns, business processes, and an extensive list of regulations that govern IT removal and retirement. HPEFS simplifies this process for our customers on a global scale. When you select Aruba, you also get a partner that has expertise gained from years of processing millions of assets per year. Plus, working with a single, centralized asset remarketing partner means it’s easier for your staff to continue achieving their day-to-day work.

TRANSITION IDLE EQUIPMENT WITH SPEED

Idle equipment, whether because it is outdated or not needed in service, reduces return on investment. HPEFS takes on the burden and complexity of legacy IT, and allows our customers to transition idle equipment out of the environment with efficiency and speed.

TRUST OUR RISK MITIGATION

Proper management is key at end of use. Otherwise an organization could be left vulnerable to a wide array of security issues, unrecovered investment dollars, and diminished brand value. HPEFS helps customers make decisions quickly to ensure that the value of the assets is maximized in a secure and environmentally friendly manner. The HPE AUS includes:

• Product Pack and Ship Services (from customer’s site to an HPEFS Processing Center)

• Asset receipt, audit, and registration

• Product physical, mechanical inspection

• Diagnostic and functionality testing

• Data removal at the Processing Center (when applicable)

• Identifying marks and labels removed

• Product cleaning and remarketing prep

• Recycling services for non-re-marketable product

• Detailed reports (receipt, inventory, settlement)

• Certification (drive wipe, recycling)

• Alternative offer to destruction requirement in RFP

It also demonstrates the success of an Aruba solution, as it relates to SDGs, and to company leadership.

With any HPE Aruba solution, they aim for re-use instead of recycling or destruction, increasing the sustainability performance of our customers, as well as establishing a new revenue stream through HPE’s unique revenue sharing construct for recycled / repurposed / refurbished equipment, which can be used for re-investing into HPE products and services.

To find out more about Aruba and HPE’s commitment to sustainability here > Aruba Sustainability Through HPEFS | Aruba (arubanetworks.com)

 

Aruba’s commitment to sustainability

Aruba’s commitment to sustainability

The pace of innovation in IT has great potential for solving the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Aruba are privileged to be part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a leading IT company whose mission is to be a Force for Good; a company that is leading the charge for environmental change across industries as diverse as manufacturing, energy production, farming, and healthcare. But where exactly are we seeing action taken and how can Aruba partner with you to make a difference? Here are some ways Aruba are tackling sustainability head-on.

Sustainability as a standard business practice

Aruba has adopted an environmental strategy that helps guide business decisions to ensure they maintain resilient operations while minimizing their impact on the planet. Aruba approach efficient IT using the following framework:

  • Energy efficiency—delivering an optimum level of power, storage, and connectivity with the lowest input of energy possible, spearheaded by the Aruba Design for the Environment (DfE) program (e.g., Wi-Fi 6 designs with intelligent DC power management features).
  • Equipment efficiency—maximizing IT processing power and storage capabilities with fewer IT assets.
  • Resource efficiency—engineering products to work efficiently within data centers and at the edge while requiring the least amount of support equipment and staff for power conversion, cooling, and resiliency.

The Aruba goal is to minimize environmental impacts across the product lifecycle and reduces total cost of ownership for our customers.

Asset recycling services

Customers choosing Aruba have the option to safely retire IT equipment in a flexible and secure manner through HPE’s Asset Upcycling Services (AUS). This program applies to both HPE/Aruba and third-party products. Aruba offers the HPE Product Return and Recycling program, which includes:

  • Recycling
  • Certificate of Recycling
  • Drop-off locations at HPE-authorized recycling facilities or collection at customer facility for consignments of IT hardware weighing at least one ton
  • Transportation to an HPE-authorized sorting and waste facility

Reduce complexity of retiring assets

Once an organization decides that certain IT assets have reached the end-of-life, they face several decisions based on their environmental goals and requirements. With HPEFS, we address the challenges of increasing security concerns, business processes, and an extensive list of regulations that govern IT removal and retirement. HPEFS simplifies this process for our customers on a global scale. When you select Aruba, you also get a partner that has expertise gained from years of processing millions of assets per year. Plus, working with a single, centralized asset remarketing partner means it’s easier for your staff to continue focusing on their day-to-day work.

Sustainability goals are driving NaaS adoption

One area we are seeing great interest in sustainability is around our network-as-a-service (NaaS) offerings, called HPE GreenLake for Aruba. This makes sense if you consider that according to a recent IDC global survey, 82% of organizations recognize the importance of IT asset disposition (ITAD) services in their sustainability goals. Secure asset decommissioning reduces the risk of financial penalties and data breaches and helps meet sustainability goals. Enterprises need help achieving their ITAD and sustainability goals to avoid regulatory and financial penalties. Beyond penalty concerns, disposal efforts are also a burden for their IT staff because of the inherent security risks and time involved. Deploying a NaaS offering can reduce these issues, so it is not surprising that we are seeing tremendous customer interest in NaaS.

The initiatives described above, are a start but not the answer. Aruba can, and will as an organization do more because it’s the right thing to do and we all know that. In the coming months, we will establish some teams across our organization to look at all the areas where we can help, so please, start thinking about additional ideas to help.