Jan 15 2018 Wrestling with IT Complexity? Three Ways to Fight Back with Hyperconvergence
Infrastructure complexity is a business killer. It destroys productivity and puts the brakes on innovation by creating bottlenecks to mission-critical resources. Adding to the mix, companies attempting to modernize have shifted into a bimodal IT architecture, which in some cases adds to the problem instead of fixing it. Pre-integrated hyperconverged appliances provide a welcome solution to the complexity challenge. This infrastructure-in-a-box integrates compute, software-defined storage and virtualization into a single device purpose-built to accelerate workloads. But perhaps the biggest bonus is that it can be deployed in legacy systems to modernize resource deployment.
Here are a few ways hyperconvergence reduces complexity.
Win the Provisioning Battle
Business needs can change on a dime, which means your data center needs to be able to respond equally as fast. Slicing, dicing, and allocating resources to meet mixed workload demand is labor intensive and doesn’t guarantee the resources you’ve culled together will optimize your workloads. Appliances like the HPE Hyper Converged 380 built on HPE ProLiant DL 380 servers, and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, are pre-configured to provide the right mix of resources at the right time—in real time.
Gain an Efficiency Advantage
The HPE Hyper Converged 380 takes the provisioning load off IT by combining software-defined resources with a simple user interface that any IT generalist can manage. VMs can be deployed and maintained with point-and-click ease. In just five clicks, a VM can be launched. Firmware updates can be run in as few as three clicks. This automation saves time on routine data center tasks, speeds IT service delivery, and saves money on the cost of a VM specialist to manage workloads.
Seize Economy of Scale
Budget flexibility is essential to financial survival. Hardware capital expenses can choke your company’s ability to fund innovation and meet market demand. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 helps business break away from up-front capital investment requirements. Appliances can be purchased in a pay-as-you-grow solution and capacity can be added as it’s called for without a major cost commitment. It offers an economical two-node entry point that can scale to 16 nodes over time.
Edge Solutions, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner, can deploy the HPE Hyper Converged 380 with HPE Datacenter Care services to support more workloads with less work. It includes enterprise-wide support that’s tailored, flexible, and personalized for your environment. Contact us to discover how we can simplify the task of modernizing your legacy environment.
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