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The heavyweights are here



HPE makes Hyperconvergence waves

IT has always been a high-pressure field, but the pressure has really accelerated in recent years. The growth in the use of digital services has been extraordinary and now everyone seems to be connected 24/7 from myriad devices, ubigstock-Legal-concept-The-lawyer-in-r-110320046.jpgsing up compute and network capacity and producing ever more data. IT departments have scrambled frantically to keep up, and datacenters have gotten more complicated as different solutions from different vendors have been added to the mix.

Unfortunately, many of these have been “spot solutions” designed by featherweight providers without the experience or know-how to consider the operational realities of the datacenter system as a whole. What’s needed is integrated solutions from heavyweight vendors with the expertise to offer solutions that actually simplify operations and administration. Hyperconvergence is most certainly one solution to this problem.

A heavyweight doesn’t have to be heavy

Hyperconverged solutions cut through datacenter complexity by integrating compute, storage, and networking into a single appliance, giving you an ideal tool for deploying and managing virtual machines (VMs) that can be supported by a single IT generalist. Ideal for VDI, ROBO environments, or cloud computing, hyperconverged solutions are easy to deploy and scale readily, giving businesses the ability to grow as needed while enhancing data protection and reducing costs.

But if you think that’s heavy…

HPE is in fact a thought-leader in hyperconvergence, which is on the path to realizing our vision of composable infrastructure.

During a recent Megacast, HPE featured our own solution, what we are calling a VM vending machine. We allow you to quickly deploy virtualization in just a few clicks and is managed through a simple UI that automates workflows and tasks and puts analytics at your fingertips. We give IT administrators a cloud-like experience in their own data center. The platform allows them to virtualize all their resources, make seamless upgrades, and enable developers with a single open-source framework that extends across teams, so all development comes back to the enterprise synched with the same look and feel.

This is all available right now, but what is most exciting is how it is only one step away from truly composable infrastructure. This is our vision of next-generation architecture that can run any workload, be it virtual, physical, or containerized. Composability abstracts every element of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and the fabric interconnect) and handles all data types, including block, file, object, and your choice of software-defined or sand-based storage. What that means is a fully functional datacenter that leverages all of your hardware resources through a single, easy-to-use, universal interface. That’s our vision, and it is something that only a heavyweight like HPE could hope to achieve.

When you are ready to learn more, see what Paul Miller, our converged datacenter infrastructure guru, has to say about HPE’s composable infrastructure, and don’t miss Bryan  illuminating demo. The heavyweights, well one any way, is finally here.


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