Storage refers to computer components, devices and recording media that retain data for some interval of time. Storage provides one of the core functions of the modern computer, that of information retention. Topics include Storage Area Networks, NAS, and Virtualization.
Just “keeping the lights on” in the server room is highly complex and largely inefficient. Maintaining IT infrastructure, system interdependencies, and application interoperability tie up valuable personnel and resources. The old way of simply throwing more hardware capacity at a problem can only serve to increase the complexity and further dampen productivity.
In a perfect world, the infrastructure—hardware and software—would have been built as an integrated but scalable unit from the ground up. In our world, though, the best new systems combine independent pieces of IT infrastructure to form simplified computing platforms, freeing up IT to focus on business innovation rather than infrastructure management.
Welcome to the new world of IT.
Integrated Computing (IC), also known as Converged Infrastructure, stands to revolutionize everything about IT. IC takes all of virtualization, storage, networking, and compute into a single system and allows total infrastructure oversight through one console. As you can imagine, the improvements in ease of use, agility, and efficiency are quite substantial.
This is essential because infrastructure maintenance devours about three-fourths of annual IT budgets. IC changes all of that, delivering high efficiency solutions for the lifecycle of system,reducing costs and freeing up valuable personnel.
The evolution of IT awaits.
Overcoming IT’s operational challenges based on infrastructure complexity is a serious issue.Not only is a piecemeal architecture difficult and inefficient to manage, but it is also very expensive when the Total Cost of Ownership is considered. Reducing that complexity not only frees up personnel but also budgetary resources.
Converged Infrastructure offers the opportunity for organizations to drastically increase their IT and user productivity at a significantly lower TCO. Improved IT efficiency and agility accelerates time to value by a significant margin.
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In this Gigaom Research webinar, the panel will discuss how the multi-cluster approach can be implemented in real systems, and whether and how it can be made to work. The panel will also talk about best practices for implementing the approach in organizations.
Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions.
In particular, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating environment, which is based on the Linux open-source kernel, has become widely deployed by medium-sized and large businesses, by enterprises in their data centers, and in private and public cloud infrastructures.
RHEL is distributed and supported by Red Hat Inc., the world’s largest provider of open-source software solutions, accounting for 74.7% of worldwide Linux operating system (OS) revenue.
As a development and deployment platform, RHEL offers an efficient, scalable and robust operating environment with certified security and flexible deployment options in physical and virtualized environments.
According to this global survey, in three years more than half of all IT services will be delivered via private, public and hybrid clouds. This study highlights the challenges faced by IT organizations as they move into a new role as “cloud brokers” and how a common data platform can help enable seamless data management across multiple clouds. Read on to learn more.
This collection of insights, market trends and best practice recommendations, suggest ideas that are relevant for any organization evaluating or managing a hybrid cloud environment. NetApp enables unrestricted yet secure movement of data across any public and private clouds, allowing you to move to hybrid cloud architectures.
HP, a $120 billion company with five major business lines and an employee base of more than 300,000 people, faces many of the same IT challenges as other global enterprises at hyperscale: it must accommodate ever-increasing demands for business services without allowing its IT costs to spiral out of control. So the company embraced a solution from its own hardware portfolio: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, modern Tier-1 storage for mission-critical IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and cloud environments. And the benefits of implementing this storage solution have been substantial, including increased storage capacity and density, as well as more agile, responsive IT services that better meet HP’s business needs.
To prepare for doubling its growth and, at the same time, update its 20 year-old IT systems, Focal Point implemented an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 Storage Area Network (SAN) with an HP StoreOnce backup to match. The old system was causing weekly unplanned outages and seriously hindering critical business processes.
AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive intelligence company that is experiencing a high growth rate. The company needed to find, and quickly deploy, a scalable storage solution to support its big data performance and future scalability requirements. Today, utilizing its 3PAR StoreServ storage solutions, AgilOne boasts a lower cost per terabyte, higher efficiency, and the ability to rapidly accommodate its new customers.
Data Intensity is an enterprise cloud services provider focusing on Oracle applications. Founded in 2001, it currently has 240 employees and operates two data centers with about 1,200 virtual servers. They needed a flexible storage platform to handle growth of individual customer applications, such as Oracle ERP, with minimal downtime with low operating costs. Testing included storage systems from five different vendors to find a solution that was easy to administer and provides thin provisioning, snapshots, and rapid provisioning.
National Stock Exchange decreases latency by 50% with the help of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP ProLiant servers after evaluating storage and server solutions from several vendors to determine which could offer the best performance and availability to support the proprietary, next-generation trading platform.
Virtualization increases IT affordability, reliability, and agility, but can also present new storage challenges. Because there is no “one size fits all” solution, HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for Virtualization are based on an IT growth phases that help you navigate to a product that meets the needs of your business. Solutions feature HP Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA), HP MSA, and HP StoreVirtual Converged Storage Appliances (CSA) – all backed by HP's world-class expertise and support. Discover more.
Focus on running your business, not your business IT. HP ServeIT combines the world’s most intelligent servers with associated software options, and services, to solve today's challenges while preparing you for future business growth. Whether you are just starting out in defining your IT requirements, are ramping up your IT investments and capabilities to prepare for further business growth, or you are growing your infrastructure to support a booming business, HP and our robust partner community are ready to help you take the next step on your business journey. Start today.
Start or expand your virtualization efforts quickly and affordably. HP and VMware provide a portfolio of virtualization reference configurations designed for growing businesses like yours. Based on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, the HP Flex-Bundles for VMware, provide predefined virtualization solutions that include everything you need to reduce application downtime by 30 percent, slash diagnostics and problem resolution time by 26 percent, boost VMware capacity utilization by 40 percent, and increase consolidation ratios by 37 percent. Discover how.
Virtualizing with Microsoft Hyper-V allows you to control and cut costs while improving the scalability, flexibility, and reach of your IT systems. HP and Microsoft have joined together to create a portfolio of virtualization solutions designed for the needs of a growing businesses like yours. HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft® Hyper-V are pre-defined, affordable configurations that combine the world’s most intelligent servers—HP ProLiant Gen8—with HP software, storage, networking, and Microsoft software to get you started and keep your business moving in your virtualization journey.
All cloud infrastructure—whether private, public, or hybrid—starts with a data center virtualization foundation. By selecting an open, flexible virtualization solution, you are building a data center environment that supports your company’s needs today, while preparing your path for the future. In this white paper, we look at how an open data center virtualization solution can become the cornerstone of your IT optimization effort. We show how open virtualization can meet the needs of IT, as well as the business, while providing a foundation for long-term growth into the cloud. Finally, we review considerations for selecting a virtualization solution, with emphasis on HP and Red Hat integrated solutions.
Integrated computing platforms enable IT to focus on more valuable tasks that will speed time-to-market and improve application deployment and availability to better support the business. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. Built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP StoreServ storage, and HP 5900-Series and HP Flex10 networking. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere solutions are designed to address virtualization complexity, expedite virtualization deployments, and serve as the foundation for private cloud implementations. Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, nonintegrated compute, storage, network, and management compon
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
You know virtualization drives big business value—but how can you simplify this complex process? HP can set you on a fast path to virtualization, with breakthrough total cost of ownership, on a cloud-compatible platform. Ready this brief to learn more.
In today’s “need it now” business environment, you need simple systems that drive faster time-to-value. You search for scalable systems that meet your business requirements today and tomorrow. And you want all those capabilities rolled up into one complete integrated package. You can get all this and more when you deploy HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization. HP ConvergedSystems for Virtualization are part of a broad portfolio of HP ConvergedSystems, spanning cloud, virtualization, and Big Data. Because all HP ConvergedSystems are based on best practices and built on standardized HP Converged Infrastructure platforms, they all work together seamlessly and efficiently. Read this brochure to learn more.