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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