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Feeling the pressure? Reduce anxiety and risk in your datacenter

WhitneyGarcia

Sometimes things break. It’s a fact of life that most of us have experienced – things like a dead battery or a flat tire on your car, a kitchen appliance that stops working, or a laptop that doesn’t want to boot up in the morning. When it happens, we find a repair or a work-around and move on. Most of us don’t lose a lot of sleep worrying about what might break next.

But as an IT admin, that’s part of your job. You get paid to worry about what infrastructure system might fail next and to try to prevent that failure from happening at all. When systems do go down, you’re responsible for getting them back up and running – fast. But that’s not the end of it. When the pressure is off and the systems are back functioning correctly, there’s always an incident review. “Why did this happen? How can we ensure it doesn’t happen again?” If you can’t trust your legacy systems to stay online or come back from unplanned downtime quickly, you’re left wondering and worrying about when it will happen again. The worst part? You’re not sure how to fix it.

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Fast, effective stress relief

Organizations that use HPE OneView to manage their infrastructure are able to reduce the frequency of server downtime and associated user productivity losses. In fact, a recent IDC study found a 91.3% reduction in time lost to unplanned system downtime[i] with HPE OneView. With the anxiety and risk out of the way, your productivity is improved and you have time to innovate for customers and other lines of business – giving them the tools they need to develop apps and add value to the business.

As a converged infrastructure management platform for server, storage, and networking for HPE BladeSystem, HPE OneView enables more efficient, simple and flexible system configuration, provisioning, and operations through automation. This automation helps reduce risk by eliminating the chance of user mistakes. Imagine not having to worry about the effect one small typo can have on your production environment. Automation removes the risk by essentially removing the element of human error. Automation also makes it easier for systems to recover and to be brought back online from unplanned downtime quickly.

HPE OneView offers improved visibility through a single pane of glass – with a complete view of your entire IT infrastructure, even if it is spread across multiple sites, states or countries. In an instant, you get a simple, efficient and unified view of the health of servers, profiles and enclosures across multiple virtual and physical appliances. By proactively monitoring the health of your entire infrastructure at scale, HPE OneView Global Dashboard can alert you to problems before they result in downtime. How’s that for eliminating stress?

Stop worrying about downtime

If fewer system failures and less time spent recovering from failure sound like good ideas, it’s time to check out HPE OneView. You’ll lose less sleep worrying about system downtime, and with less downtime, you’ll have more time available for activities that add business value, like innovation and application development.  

For more tips on ways to rein in risk, read Mark Potter’s article, Move fast without breaking things: how hybrid infrastructure curbs risk and Said Syed’s article, How hyperconvergence meets IT’s hierarchy of needs.

Whitney

[i] IDC Study: The Business Value of HPE BladeSystem

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