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Become an IT Ringmaster: Control your datacenter with HPE Hyper Converged solutions


When I was a kid, I loved going to the county fair. I grew up in a rural part of the country, and the fair was one of the biggest events of the year. There were rides, games, and performances, but my favorite part was always the ringleader.jpgcircus. Clowns would run up and down the aisles while animals did tricks in the big ring and acrobats flew through the air, and in the middle of it all was the ringmaster, calling the shots and coordinating all that chaos. It could be totally overwhelming, but I always loved watching the show.

The datacenter circus

The modern data center can feel just as overwhelming as that circus. A proliferation of competing architectures, VM sprawl, diverse mobile devices, and incoherent cloud strategies have created a rat’s nest of complexity. Data accrues at breakneck pace, while the pressure to obtain value from that data is enormous. In a panic to respond, datacenter managers often implement spot solutions that seem like good ideas at the time, but ultimately lead to further complications.

Taken together, it really can feel like a circus, and it can be hard to know what to do about it. These days, most IT departments are somewhere on the journey to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure, but getting there is a long and laborious process. To succeed, datacenter managers must take control of the chaos like a ringmaster, coordinating everything and making it all run smoothly. Integrated solutions that simplify datacenter operations and administration are essential.

Becoming the ringmaster

Hyperconvergence offers all-in-one virtualization solutions that integrate compute, software-defined storage and software-defined intelligence. As a single appliance from which to deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs), hyperconverged solutions provide much-needed relief to the beleaguered datacenter. In fact, hyperconverged solutions are so simple to use and maintain that they can be supported by a single IT generalist. Ideal for VDI, ROBO environments, or private clouds, these solutions accelerate deployment and scale easily, so businesses can grow organically while protecting data and reducing costs.

You can learn more in our video below – Don’t Get Taken for a Ride: Find the Right Hyperconverged Solution.

In essence, hyperconvergence gives IT administrators a cloud-like experience in their own datacenters. Similar to a virtual vending machine, HC solutions like HPE Hyper Converged 380 powered by Intel® allow IT to deploy virtual environments easily by dispensing simple templates through a single interface. Datacenter managers can virtualize all resources, make seamless upgrades, and enable developers with a single open-source framework that extends across teams, providing a consistent user experience.

From ringmaster to conductor

Hyperconvergence is also a logical step in the journey toward composable infrastructure. Think of it as turning your chaotic datacenter circus into a well-rehearsed orchestra. Composable is a next-generation architecture that can run any workload (virtual, physical, or containerized) by abstracting every element of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and fabric). Resources are assembled and reassembled as needed and custom-fit to the needs of each application. Composable infrastructure can handle all data types, including block, file, object, software-defined, or SAN storage. It’s a fully-functional solution that leverages all of your hardware resources through a single, easy-to-use interface. Composable breaks down resource siloes and brings greater ease and fluidity to datacenter operations.

Find out how HPE Hyper Converged systems can simplify your IT infrastructure while lowering costs and accelerating your business.


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