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The importance hardware choices play in IT’s success




Choice is a concept we all deal with. Maybe not as life-altering as when Neo has to decide to take the red or the blue pill in the Matrix. But the choices we make in our personal lives and in business definitely effect our future. Last month, Bharath Vasudevan, HPE Product Manager, Software-defined and Cloud Group, wrote an article that offered insights into the importance hardware choices play in IT’s success.

It’s no secret that the datacenter of the future is software-defined. It has to be in order to have the flexibility, speed, efficiency, and lower TCO needed to be competitive. And, as more business-critical applications are moving to hyperconverged platforms to achieve this speed and efficiency, deploying hardware from a verified, trusted solution provider becomes essential.

Hyperconverged hardware choice can have a significant impact on the performance of your applications, and it can impact your datacenter operations. Vasudevan says, “The main reasons businesses move to a hyperconverged solutions is to simplify ops, add flexibility and agility, and move faster! If your whitebox hardware is creating bottlenecks, slowing down operations and creating more work for your IT, it’s not doing its job.”

Still need another reason that the choice of hardware matters? Think for a minute about going with a commodity, whitebox hardware solution, and then the inevitable issue or problem arises. Who do you call for help? According to Vasudevan, “Ideally, it is a trusted hardware solution provider. But chances are, it’s not.”

So, while at first you may think, in a software-defined world, hardware doesn’t matter. The truth is that hyperconverged solutions that pre-integrate services deliver the speed, simplicity, and flexibility to your business that you turned to hyperconverged for in the first place. HPE has enterprise class hyperconverged offerings with a path toward a composable infrastructure future – which provides investment protection for your infrastructure.

To read Vasudevan’s full article, check out: Why Hardware Matters in A Software-Defined World.


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Luis Albejante

Congratulations Whitney on getting this article published! Great insights. I look forward to reading your next one. Best wishes!