Operating in bimodal mode? Four ways hyper converged makes IT easy.
A Gartner press release estimates 75% of enterprises will be functioning in a bimodal IT mode by 2017,1 managing both legacy and modern IT delivery systems. This reality comes as no surprise since most companies need to make the most of their legacy investments while tapping into advanced technologies for innovation.
Yet, the risks of bimodal IT are twofold: cost and complexity. It takes more staff time to manage disparate systems and that time comes at an expense to the business. Hyper converged systems are changing all that for the better.
Products like HPE Hyper Converged systems, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, combine factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components into a single software-defined appliance that can be added to the legacy data center to support innovation without adding complexity. It bridges the gap between old and new IT in new important ways:
1. Seamless virtualization—HPE Hyper Converged Systems have virtualization baked into the appliance and are configured to support a broad range of workloads. There are appliances geared to specific virtualization tasks, like ROBO, VDI, and even cloud. It eliminates the need to use separate tools to virtualize resources to support your workloads. Everything you need is in the box, and it integrates with existing tools you already use—so you don't have to spend time troubleshooting vendor compatibility issues.
2. Simplified management—IT bottlenecks are easy to diagnose with hyper converged solutions like HPE Hyper Converged 380. It supports software-defined management of unified resources from HPE OneView, a single management console designed with a user-friendly interface. With it, you can update firmware and device drivers in three clicks, deploy VMs in five clicks, and add capacity in as little as 15 minutes—using a single IT generalist; there’s no need to hire or train specialized IT specialists.
3. Seamless data protection—Say goodbye to drive failures that put data at risk. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 platform is built on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Server—powered by Intel® Xeon® processors—that protects data with federated replication and mirrored redundancy. Integrated VM snapshots and point-in-time recovery assure 99.9999% reliability that keeps your business productive and on line.
4. Optimized workloads—The automated provisioning and software-defined management—built into the HPE Hyper Converged 380 system—give you access to analytic tools to boost utilization and improve resource allocation. It works with the HPE Cloud Optimizer to extract analytics from workload performance—and reduces the need to overprovision your resources by as much as 90%. This supports faster SLAs while what-if analyses accurately predict capacity so you can adjust provisioning proactively.
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1 Press release, “Gartner Says CIOs Need Bimodal IT to Succeed in Digital Business,” Gartner Nov 2014
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