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Bringing a new simplicity to data center management


“You can virtualize all you want, but if you don’t make it easier to manage it doesn’t matter.”


That quote from Kelly Ireland, founder and CEO of CB Technologies, was one that stuck in my head in the days after the release of HP OneView, our revolutionary converged infrastructure management platform, in the fall of last year (see this CRN article). As Ireland and others noted, simplification of the kind that HP OneView offers is at the top of many IT organizations’ to-do list for their data center.


Nobody knows that better than Steve Wibrew, Services Strategy and Portfolio Lead with HP’s IT Management and Automation Services. Steve sees the goal of simplifying IT management as extending beyond the infrastructure to include facilities, organizational roles, and service delivery. He was at Discover 2013 in Barcelona in December explaining how companies can bring these key aspects of data center management under control from a single pane of glass.


Check out the short video below:



Steve’s latest blog explains why business-IT-facilities alignment is crucial for efficient data center management, and introduces new HP Converged Management Consulting Services that help companies build that connection.


To learn more about Steve and how he can help you drive complexity out of your management tasks, visit his HP Expert Program profile.


UPDATE 3.25.14: HP has announced a suite of Converged Management Consulting services that help you bring even greater simplicity to the task of running your data center for maximum efficiency. Check out Chris Coggrave's blog Blast through the barriers to DCIM for more info.


And join us at Discover 2014 in Las Vegas, June 10 to 12, to learn more about the Converged Data Center. Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing (through March 31)!


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