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Security, meet simplicity: how hyperconvergence curbs risk

WhitneyGarcia

Noted psychologist Abraham Maslow organized the needs of humans into a hierarchy. Basic things like food, shelter and security come first. When these are reliably met, an individual is able to pursue higher-level needs like relationships, social accomplishments and respect. The key concept is that higher-level needs can only be pursued when lower-level needs are consistently satisfied.

Those of us who work in IT definitely understand the basic need for security. IT leaders need to know that their data and systems are all safely backed up, and that tbigstock-Business-man-holding-a-card-wi-136107953.jpghey will come back online quickly after an outage. When these basic requirements are secured, IT can begin to focus on the next level: innovation to drive the business forward.

Infrastructure backup, reliability, and support are huge concerns for mid-sized businesses and enterprises with remote offices. These organizations need to keep pace with growing and sometimes unpredictable workloads; they want to be able to scale-up safely, quickly and seamlessly when necessary. Additionally, they need to maintain business continuity and ensure centralized recovery and replication of data.

At the same time, they realize that adding complex new systems in any environment can increase the risk of human error, so they’re looking for simple, straightforward solutions.

Game-changing simplicity on a tried-and-true architecture

The HPE Hyper Converged 380 powered by Intel® is an all-in-one compute, software-defined storage and intelligent virtualization solution that enables mid-sized businesses and remote offices to meet these requirements. It offers a simplified, consumer-inspired user interface that makes deploying VMs and managing IT easy. It simplifies many tasks that once had to be performed by specialists, so that they can be handled by IT generalists. The solution’s simplicity reduces the element of human error, delivering resiliency and reduced risk to medium-sized businesses and remote offices.

The HPE Hyper Converged 380 is built on a tested, validated, robust architecture: the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server. The world’s best-selling server, the ProLiant DL380 is field-proven in a variety of use cases, including virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud applications. (For more information, see this HPE Hyper Converged 380 Business Value Analysis from Porter Consulting.)

But what about application availability, reliability, and data protection?

Kick productivity up a notch

HPE Hyper Converged 380 protects IT with inherent multi-level availability and disaster recovery capabilities, including transparent virtual machine failover, storage-based snapshots and remote copy integration. Standard on all of HPE’s Hyper Converged systems, HPE StoreVirtual is proven technology with high availability of 99.999% and enterprise-class features such as centralized management, non-disruptive scalability and support of flexible, heterogeneous environments. And HPE StoreVirtual ensures that your data is always available by letting you easily set up remote copy replication (which can be manually triggered, scripted or scheduled) for centralized backup and disaster recovery.

HPE hyper converged systems deliver the benefits of built-in high availability, reliability, and data protection, and they’re validated on trusted technology from HPE and technology partners. At a time when IT must innovate for the business to stay ahead, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 lowers risk and lets IT leaders rest easy. Knowing that their systems are safe and secure, they’re ready to move to a higher level of business productivity.

Read more about hyperconvergence – the next wave of virtualization – and how it can help IT.

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