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Calling IT Departments: Hyperconvergence use cases from the frontlines



The challenges of modern business computing are well known, and if there was one word to sum them all up, that word would have to be complexity. Whether it is managing remote offices (ROBO), maintaining VMs and VDI, or balancing workloads across public cloud, private cloud, and traditional infrastructure, the difficulties of IT operations in the modern world seem to demand more of us every day: more time, more personnel, more resources, and more money.

Bigger, better, stronger, faster

In the face of such challenges, many IT departments try to match this constant demand for more by simply trying to do more, but more often than not, this just leads to more problems. After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.

If you really want things to change, it is time to stop the insanity and find a different way of doing things.

To meet the challenges of today and prepare for the IT needs of tomorrow, a fundamentally new approach is called for, one that simplifies operations and reduces the need for technical specialists with arcane expertise. That is exactly what hyperconverged infrastructure was designed to do.

Keep it simple

Hyperconverged packs a full set of data-center resources into a single unit, providing integrated compute, storage, networking, and vitualization resources from a single box. The system integrates with your existing infrastructure to begin breaking down resource siloes, and it can be controlled from a simple software interface with unprecedented ease of management. You can update firmware and drivers in just three clicks, spin up a new VM in five, or add capacity in as little as 15 minutes. There is even an app that allows you to manage the appliance from your mobile device, and it can all be done by a single generalist. Perhaps most importantly, hyperconverged doesn’t just solve your IT problems today, it also lays the foundation for a composable infrastructure in the future, completely dissolving resource siloes into unified pools of compute, networking, and storage, allowing you to meet the needs of any workload.

Make it real

All of that is well and good, but it is also totally generic. The real question is, “How can hyperconverged infrastructure help you with your specific challenges?”

webcast.jpgObviously that is not a question a simple blog post can answer, so that is why HPE is offering a free live stream of its Accelerating Simplicity event October 18th at VMWorld Barcelona. Built around actual use cases so you get actionable insights to help solve your computing challenges, this event features a daunting list of experts and industry leaders, including: Franz Weghofer from Magna Steyr’s ground-breaking automotive ‘Smart Factory’, Jonas Emilsson from IT supplier Atea ($3.4B revenue in 2015), Sebastian von Gumpert, CEO of award-winning creative production company EASYdoesit, Martijn Grem from Imagine ICT, Ramzi Rizk from EyeEm, Dr. Vladimir Stantchev (Managing director for the Institute of Information Systems, SRH Berlin), Dr. Gerrit Tamm (Professor of Computer Science at SRH Berlin), and Emma Barnet from the BBC.

It’s totally free to register for the 3-hour live stream on 18 October, but even if you can’t watch the whole event, or have to miss it completely, registering will give you exclusive access to full videos and highlights that will be produced from the event footage. Click here now to register.


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