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Top trends for 2014 – getting ahead of the software-defined curve with HP OneView

tammie_aron on ‎01-07-2014 11:24 AM

How do you create a groundbreaking converged infrastructure management platform? Draw upon the HP tradition of producing innovations. Optimized for HP BladeSystems, HP OneView provides an open, scalable software-defined platform that enables data center administrators to work in a natural, collaborative way. By allowing you to automate routine procedures and to extend the platform’s functionality, HP OneView cuts costs, simplifies infrastructure management, and helps you meet changing business demands in a much more agile fashion. 


The rise of “software-defined anything”

According to industry analyst Gartner Inc., software-defined anything (SDx) “a collective term that encapsulates the growing market momentum for improved standards for infrastructure programmability and data center interoperability driven by automation inherent to cloud computing, DevOps and fast infrastructure provisioning” [1], will be one of the top ten strategic technology trends for 2014,


So how does HP OneView map itself to Gartner’s 2014 SDx predictions?


  • HP OneView is committed to true interoperability standards. HP OneView is based on RESTful APIs, one of the most perfect APIs for open-source development. Common to top web environments and technologies like OpenStack, Twitter and Facebook, RESTful APIs enable you to extend and automate your environment.
  • Designed with simplicity in mind, HP OneView is as easy to use and as collaborative as today’s consumer apps. It handles scale in a way that shields you from underlying complexity, and streamlines management by filtering most-critical information first, rather than displaying every possible data point as traditional infrastructure management tools do. And because RESTful APIs use common practices and patterns, even new hires fresh out of college can use them to automate data center management and deployment tasks.
  • HP OneView will help reduced costs. By enabling you to automate routine tasks through software-defined templates and RESTful API scripts, HP OneView eliminates the need to manually perform repetitive maintenance and deployment tasks, reducing the risk of outages and security breaches caused by operator errors. The ability to easily collaborate with other system administrators also boosts productivity, aids troubleshooting and minimizes downtime.
  • HP OneView delivers increased management efficiency by consolidating tasks. Thanks to software-defined templates and the ability to write scripts with RESTful APIs, HP OneView enables you to reduce server configuration times on HP BladeSystems by up to 96 percent.  A unified dashboard interface provides one-click monitoring of every device in your system, shrinking the number of tools needed to manage your infrastructure by a factor of 10.                                                                                                       

Reduce systemic waste and increase agility with Web-scale IT

According to Gartner “large cloud services providers such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, etc., are re-inventing the way IT in which IT services can be delivered. If enterprises want to keep pace, then they need to emulate the architecture, processes and practices of these exemplary cloud providers”2, another top trend in 2014. By designing data centers that reduce cost and waste at every opportunity, IT can increase speed and agility.


HP OneView adds to the time- and money-saving attributes mentioned above by providing infrastructure control points into IT service management solutions, extending their ability to manage the infrastructure. HP OneView’s Activity Feed keeps track of all the changes that happen in your converged infrastructure, and can provide updates to configuration management database tools through its RESTful APIs. By doing so, HP OneView allows you to make better decisions about operating and refreshing your infrastructure and minimize systemic waste.


See for yourself how HP OneView can help make your data center more agile. Download HP OneView software free for 60 days.






Gartner press release, [1] “Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014,” Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013; October 8, 2013,


Gartner press release, 2 “Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014,” Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013; October 8, 2013,        

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