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Soak up the benefits of seamless operations and fluid innovation

As businesses push forward with digital transformation or IT projects, being able to drive new and existing platforms using a simple to use standard interface is fast-becoming an operational necessity. If you’re trying to innovate while using aging hardware that’s operating in rigid silos, it’s time to consider the flexibility and fluidity of composable infrastructure.

Streamline your resources

You can now emulate the agility and efficiency of public cloud server environments at the same time as maintaining your traditional infrastructure.

Composable infrastructure changes the game by removing the need for separate environments for different types of applications: it combines your dedicated infrastructure with the flexibility and benefits of the cloud. By breaking down operational and resource silos, a composable infrastructure delivers stability and reliability for traditional applications, eliminates costly overprovisioning, and offers speed and agility for new web and cloud-native applications – all within a single infrastructure for physical, virtual and containerised workloads.

The built-in Open API and repeatable templates enable your developers to integrate with development, testing, and production automation, driving a more aligned and responsive delivery of IT services. By automating the provisioning process, operational practices become much more efficient: applications can be provisioned in minutes instead of days.

Fluid, flexible, frictionless

Deploy what you want, when you want it. By using HPE OneView to manage your composable infrastructure, you have one single point of control and compliance for defining your compute requirements, enabling you to eliminate cumbersome provisioning processes across organisational and operational silos. Software-defined infrastructure removes traditional hardware constraints – it means you can configure your resources for when you need them, as you need them (for example, even switching functionality between day and night).

  • Save time by provisioning or updating multiple servers in minutes using a single template
  • Capture your own best practices for infrastructure-as-code consistency and repeatability
  • Optimise the use of server assets through easy repurposing, creating infrastructures specific to your application needs
  • Simultaneously monitor, flag, and remediate the server profiles associated with each template
  • Manage physical infrastructure alongside virtualised workloads
  • Reduce the burden on staffing by updating configurations across platforms without the need for a support person
  • Increase efficiency by around 50% by reducing technology idle time*
  • Ensure consistency, reliability and compliance, reducing downtime and the need to correct errors; make swift adjustments to accommodate new requirements
  • Reduce downtime by automated monitoring and alerting through a single window, enabling you and your team to efficiently identify and address potential issues

It’s time to put a toe in the water

Composable infrastructure isn’t a new technology. It’s been around for a few years and has already proven its stability and value. Until recently, many organisations have been slow to recognise its advantages – but the pace of change is rapidly accelerating, thanks to the dramatic increase in the need to power innovation that meets evolving customer expectations and experiences.

There are always doubts associated with change. How much is it going to cost? Will it work? Will it be worth it? In case you’re wondering, in the case of composable infrastructure, the answers are “Less than you think”, “Yes it will – brilliantly” and “In every respect, you won’t regret it”. And of course, if you’re still hesitant about taking the plunge, you can start with as little as just one frame.

If you’re looking to improve efficiencies in your business-as-usual environments while achieving the compute power and speed you need to develop new ideas and applications, you need to get into composable infrastructure.

Go on, dive in.

To find out more (and discover what your digital infrastructure might sound like!) check out our free composable infrastructure resources.

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If you’d like to pick our brains or discuss anything with our specialists, please get in touch today.

*Source: IDC White Paper: Quantifying Datacenter Ineff­iciency: Making the Case for Composable Infrastructure, 2017

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