three ways to gain IT velocity to accelerate innovation

by Admin March 10, 2017

Three ways to gain IT velocity to accelerate innovation

Innovation is happening everywhere, and it’s moving at record speed. Time-to-market timelines are condensed. Business lifecycles are shorter. And the window of opportunity to monetize ideas is closing faster. Now—more than ever—you can't let a siloed, legacy infrastructure running at the speed of yesterday prevent your business from gaining a market advantage. And, thankfully, it doesn’t have to. Because there’s a cost-effective and relatively simple way to rev-up your infrastructure in the form of hyper converged platforms.

1. Speed of deployment

Hyper converged appliances are purpose-built infrastructure appliances. They are pre-configured factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components that drive a range of workloads – from general-purpose—to VDI—to cloud. This tightly-woven integration replaces the disparate resources typically required to reduce the labor needed to provision resources for mission-critical applications. Thus, a business can innovate without technology barriers. With solutions like HPE Hyper Converged systems built on a federated architecture, interoperability is optimized so workloads can be provisioned up to eight times faster than with traditional hardware.

2. Speed of management

Manual oversight of IT systems is time-consuming and doesn't assure rapid IT response times. Hyper converged products like HPE Hyper Converged 380 are configured with software-defined management and HPE OneView that provides a 360- degree view of your infrastructure components – with point-and-click management control. It simplifies management tasks like creating VMs, updating firmware and drivers, and adding capacity. For instance, hyper converged management ease makes it possible to add VM capacity in just 15 minutes with a few clicks.

3. Speed of data access

Legacy data centers put limits on how fast data can move, but that’s not the case with hyper converged platforms like the HPE Hyper Converged 380. These systems are built on HPE ProLiant DL380 Servers, the world’s best-selling server, flash-optimized for accelerated data access—and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors for speed. Federated architecture assures interoperability that is essential for seamless data transfer.

The IT experts of ASI System Integration understand the role IT plays in business innovation. We're a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner that can provide the skills, experience, and expertise to re-tool your infrastructure for faster IT service delivery leveraging products like HPE Hyper Converged 380. Contact us to learn more.

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what's the price of cloud migration?

by Admin March 10, 2017

Cloud migration costs high? Reduce, with hyper converged appliances.

Gone are the days of the "no-cloud" IT policies in which cloud migration was off limits for mission-critical workloads. Today’s enterprises are embracing a cloud-first strategy for all kinds of workloads—including mission-critical ones. As a case in point, a press release from Gartner estimates that by 2020,1 corporate no-cloud policies will be outdated and about as rare as a “no internet policy” is today. Why the change of heart? Cloud is powering the innovation economy.

1 Press release, “Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate "No-Cloud" Policy Will Be as Rare as a "No-Internet" Policy Is Today,” Gartner, June 2016

Yet the on-ramp to cloud adoption can get expensive, due in part to the high cost of compute, storage, bandwidth, and software licenses that can add up quickly. Cost control is possible with a hybrid approach to cloud. It works by leveraging the cloud to pool and distribute resources while using hyper converged appliances in the data center to power the workloads. It's a win-win situation that delivers self-service access to cloud-based pools of resources that you can access on the fly, and scale compute and storage with price predictability as your needs change.

Take, for example, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 appliance, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. It comes in a cloud-ready configuration that’s purpose-built with the factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components required to provision cloud-based workloads—with lower cost than traditional cloud deployments.

Save on compute

Don’t let a cloud service agreement lock you into more compute than you need now. By leveraging a cloud-ready hyper converged appliance in your data center, you control how you scale and finance compute resources. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 offers a pay-as-you-grow scale-out capacity that can deliver four times the compute of traditional cloud hardware in 75% space. It lets you purchase as little as two nodes and expand up to 16 as your business grows.

Save on storage

Don’t over invest in hardware you don’t need. Hyper converged appliances, like the HPE Hyper Converged 380, built with HPE ProLiant DL380 Servers—powered by Intel® Xeon® processors—lets you access storage capacity on affordable x86 servers that allow you to reduce your hardware acquisition costs by as much as 50% over the cost of purchasing a scale-out, shared storage array. There's no need for a centralized SAN; storage blocks can be added to the system as needed to increase capacity, drastically lowering your startup costs.

If you like the idea of hybrid cloud, you’re not alone. Gartner predicts that half of all large enterprises will have hybrid cloud by 2017.2 Let ASI System Integration fast-track your hybrid cloud migration with lower cost, and more control. We’re a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner with the skills and training to deploy hyper converged appliances like the HPE Hyper Converged 380 into your infrastructure to reduce the cost of powering your cloud-based workloads. Contact us to learn more.

1         Press release, “Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate "No-Cloud" Policy Will Be as Rare as a "No-Internet" Policy Is Today,” Gartner June 2016

2         Press release, “Gartner Says Nearly Half of Large Enterprises Will Have Hybrid Cloud Deployments by the End of 2017, “ Gartner, Oct 2013

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