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The Converged Data Center: More than "the new mainframe"

on ‎03-21-2014 04:54 PM

Is the data center the new mainframe?


Blogger Arthur Cole thinks so (see this IT Business Edge post), pointing to the emphasis on “mainframe-like” features such as pooled resources, high utilization rates, and integrated systems. These, together with software-defined management, give us today’s big iron-ish data center: “a monolithic infrastructure that can be reconfigured and repurposed largely in software with little or no alteration on the hardware side, save the occasional upgrade to new, more powerful equipment.”


A compelling insight. But it’s worth remembering that there are other key aspects of the data center to consider, beyond rapidly converging infrastructure. HP’s Converged Data Center is a more holistic model, encompassing facilities, people, and processes as well as Cole’s “monolithic infrastructure.” Here’s a great introduction to the model from Chris Coggrave, HP’s Worldwide Director for IT Infrastructure Services:


Video: Introducing the Converged Data Center



You can read more about this view of convergence in Chris’s blog post Converging the Data Center for a Hybrid Future. And learn how newly announced HP services can help your organization gain the benefits of data center infrastructure management in Blast through the barriers to DCIM.

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