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One infrastructure for every workload: The real magic behind HPE Synergy


Infrastructure-as-code. Cloud-like speed. Software-defined intelligence. At HPE, these phrases aren’t just buzz words used to hype the market; they’re the very real capabilities that enable the world’s first truly composable infrastructure, HPE Synergy. And why is this important? HPE Synergy changes how IT can now handle many diversified workloads – from traditional IT to cloud native apps. You no longer need a separate infrastructure to run a specialized application. Now there is one infrastructure to run everything.

But what’s the real secret behind this composable infrastructure that gives it such advanced capabilities? It’s called the HPE Synergy Image Streamer -- the intelligence that enables HPE Synergy to function as one infrastructure for both traditional and cloud-native applications.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer is a host for bootable OS + application images (think of them like a repeatable template) that are created for the composable infrastructure. This unique capability enables HPE Synergy to set up and update infrastructure to match the demands of the applications. Commanded by a single line of code, unused compute modules can be automatically provisioned to run applications in a handful of minutes. This simplicity and speed means that you can provision the infrastructure to run one application during normal business hours, and then quickly re-provision to run another application after business hours. Read that sentence again and think about trying to do that with your existing infrastructure. This is typically only adjusted once or twice a year because it is too time consuming and too risky to change. And not only that, imagine the reduction in hardware costs when you no longer have to provision equipment for every single application you want to run: Zombie server overprovisioning is practically eliminated with this capability, and fewer zombie servers means fewer servers at risk to be used by hackers searching for idle machines.

With the HPE Synergy Image Streamer you can manage your physical compute as if they were virtual machines. This means putting infrastructure directly into the hands of your DevOps teams by giving them the ability to provision the infrastructure they need with just a single line of code.

HPE has architected an infrastructure that is a complete solution for your data center. This solution enables you to deploy hypervisors, container hosts such as Docker, databases, and other bare metal application stacks 80x faster than traditional network based deployments. With the HPE Synergy Image Streamer, you can save time and money. In the video below, HPE Synergy Chief Architect Gary Thome explains how the HPE Synergy Image Streamer allows you to do this.

The HPE Synergy Image Streamer is available now! A single pair of HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliances can help you manage up to five frames of HPE Synergy compute like virtual machines.

You can learn even more about the capabilities of the HPE Synergy Image Streamer and how it works by downloading your free copy of the HPE Synergy For Dummies Guide, or by visiting the product page.

You can also gain some insight into the reference architectures at, and more about HPE Synergy in general at


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