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 As a case in point, a press release from Gartner estimates that by 2020,1 corporate no-cloud policies will be outdated and about as rare as a “no internet policy” is today.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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To cloud or not to cloud...

by Admin March 10, 2017

Cloud vs. on-premises workload provisioning: Which one is faster?

Think the cloud is the fastest way to provision your workloads? Think again – because hyper converged IT is giving the cloud a run for its money when it comes to speed of workload provisioning. What's more, hyper converged delivers security and control that only comes from keeping your workloads in your data center.

It’s a hybrid IT approach and a win-win solution for data center managers looking for innovative ways to keep pace with application demand. The architecture of hyper converged appliances bundle factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components into a single device with centralized, software-based control. When combined with cloud, it bridges the gap between old and new IT, and speeds workload provisioning enterprise-wide in these key ways:

Deployment speed

Traditional virtualization requires manual setup and configuration that's labor intensive and requires specialized IT skills. It's also workload-specific, creating fixed—not fluid—pools of resources. Hyper converged infrastructure speeds virtualization deployment by combining all the necessary components to provision many types of workloads with a single appliance. Products like HPE Hyper Converged systems built on HPE ProLiant DL380 Servers—powered by Intel® Xeon® processors—can be used to deploy VMs in just five clicks, and add capacity in as little as fifteen minutes.

Management simplicity

HPE Hyper Converged systems offer benefits that go beyond workload provisioning. The centralized, software-defined management portal gives a complete view of workload efficiencies along with deep insight into analytics. This management ease, along with HPE Operations Analytics, simplifies the task of pinpointing workloads that are under-performing, so problems can be resolved before they turn into bottlenecks and downtime.

Capacity planning

The days of overprovisioning for workload capacity changes are ending. That’s because hyper converged appliances can scale to meet demand as needs change. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 comes with a what-if analysis to quickly determine when you need to add capacity. And when more capacity is needed, it’s easily purchased in a pay-as-you-go model that lowers your costs. You can purchase as little as two nodes for entry and scale up to 16.

HPE Hyper Converged systems come in a range of purpose-built configurations to optimize your virtualization for remote offices, enterprise lines of business, cloud, and virtual desktop integration. ASI System Integration is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner with three decades of experience developing data center blueprints for infrastructure optimization using technologies like HPE Hyper Converged systems. Contact us for fast, simple virtualization that supports more workloads with less work.

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