Composable infrastructure takes the hassle out of storage and deployment. It’s beneficial for organisations who would like to minimise IT administration and management, as well as speed up their business projects.
But, how can your organisation go about practically provisioning a composable infrastructure?
In a recent video, I got together with Joe Hardy - one of the leading compute technical specialists in the UK - to discuss insights into how you can deploy a composable infrastructure using HPE Synergy, OneView and HPE storage solutions.
You can check out the video below:
Breaking down composable infrastructure
HPE’s composable infrastructure framework, including platforms such as OneView, depend on the use of templates and profiles.
These profiles ultimately decide the state and configuration of the various resources within the hardware architecture.
For example, within HPE Synergy, we typically deploy ‘server profiles’ which we then allocate to an individual compute node. They contain all the software state, BIOS configuration, networking and SAN connectivity.
You can associate what storage volumes you’d like the server profile to create, attach and use as it runs. These can be on local discs as well as external HPE storage, too. From there, you can build data sets for external platforms, such as vSphere.
What are the benefits of server profiles?
The clear benefit of profiles and templates on HPE’s storage solutions is that you don’t have to repeatedly duplicate your data sets. You can simply clone them so that they become logical and transferable metadata reference points.
This process is provisioned through OneView, where you can build, manage and change the server profiles (and clones) in the orchestration tools.
Ultimately, this helps to empower your teams who ordinarily wouldn’t have the expertise to manage storage products manually. Instead, they’re given an intuitive interface that can create new server profiles, as well as the correct storage to go alongside it, instantly.
Nick Dyer and Joe Hardy explaining Composable Infrastructure Going forwards: Composing your infrastructure with HPE
A traditional, rigid infrastructure is no longer fit for your business.
In order to keep efficiency at an all-time high, speed up deployment and ensure your teams aren’t wasting precious time managing your IT, it’s time to embrace a composable solution.
HPE’s storage solutions simplify the way in which you create your compute and storage. Using server profiles and templates, it’s easy to build and expand your infrastructure from the ground up, allowing you to grow your business sustainably.
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