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Delivering Real-Time Business Insights with Hybrid IT


Some businesses look to the public cloud for improving agility and reducing IT costs, but many know Hybrid IT is the way to go. This new approach accelerates digital transformation and business innovation.

Blog_HybridIt_Transformation.jpgTo keep pace with competitors and deliver new products and services, businesses must accelerate IT digital transformation. The need to evolve is challenging business leaders to continuously invest in IT innovation.

In recent years, many IT teams have leveraged public cloud platforms to create greater agility as a way to achieve this mission and to deliver real-time business insights. The common thought has been that the public cloud is also less expensive than traditional IT environments—but this is not always the case.

Although at first glance the opposite seems true, public clouds can be costly. Initially turning on public cloud services can be both agile and inexpensive, but costs can scale up quickly as data growth and services sprawl.

Many IT teams also discover that the security, compliance, and performance of public clouds do not meet their needs. They need a more flexible and scalable IT environment, one that operates seamlessly across data center infrastructures and networks as well as private and public clouds.

Hybrid IT drives real-time business insights

While businesses will likely want to continue hosting some services on public cloud platforms, they can better control their overall IT costs with a software-defined, composable infrastructure. Often referred to as Hybrid IT, this approach relies on hosting applications in a combination of the public cloud, private clouds, and on-premises data centers.

Businesses can leverage Hybrid IT to navigate their digital transformation more expediently, with greater IT agility to capture new revenue streams and improve business-workflow efficiencies. In addition to providing enhanced security, compliance, and performance in comparison to a public cloud platform, a composable infrastructure also sets the stage for two best-practice technologies that deliver real-time insight:

  • Software-defined storage provides a single approach to availability, efficiency, scaling, and provisioning for every workload and form factor. This makes it possible to create a pool of shared storage without needing dedicated arrays. The technology costs 80% less than traditional storage arrays while also creating a 50% smaller footprint and reducing power and cooling costs by 60%.
  • Persistent memory is installed on the server memory bus, which reduces latency and enables maximum compute power. By running at memory speeds while delivering terabyte capacity, the technology unlocks new levels of performance for intensive database and analytic workloads—delivering up to 2x faster database logging and up to 4x faster OLTP replication functions.

Applying these best practices for delivering real-time business insights, composable IT infrastructures accelerate transaction processing and analytics. That makes it possible for businesses to roll out new workloads faster and consistently crunch Big Data numbers in real time.

At the forefront of software-defined and composable infrastructures

As businesses build Hybrid IT environments to take full advantage of digital transformation opportunities, collaborating with a partner who can architect the right mix of private clouds, public clouds, and traditional IT can facilitate the process. HPE is already helping many businesses by delivering advanced software-defined, composable infrastructures with the introduction of HPE Gen10 solutions.

Featuring HPE ProLiant servers with software-defined infrastructure storage, these solutions accelerate transactions and Big Data analytics to give businesses the agility they need to generate key insights in real time. Optimized server features make ProLiant systems ideal for Hybrid IT infrastructures:

  • High-performance drives
  • Smart-array controllers
  • Non-volatile, dual-inline persistent memory
  • Fast, flexible network adapters, cables, and transceivers
  • Intelligent rack enclosures
  • Power management

With these capabilities, business benefit from ultra-fast and scalable server performance that generates information faster. The solutions also deliver reliability and security that ensure less downtime and improved compute efficiencies that lower the total cost of ownership.

Find out more about Hybrid IT and how it helps businesses drive digital transformation by reading the white paper by Moor Insights and Strategy.

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Eric Mullins is an HPE Digital Marketing Manager covering infrastructure news, insights and analysis from multiple segments. Come along for the ride to find out more about the future of data center technology

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