In 2019, many of the pressing IT concerns of the previous year have been amplified, and several new challenges have been added to the list. Organizations across the world are challenged by crucial upgrade requirements due to hitting peak capacity of storage systems or facing end-of-life support from the vendor. This dilemma is compounded by growing expenses and resources needed to assist in managing, configuring or optimizing storage, or verifying backups. Then there is the booming number of diverse VDI users to cater to. For many of these organizations, traditional IT is not the best choice for their modern workloads. Known for its complex and expensive nature, traditional infrastructure is not really innovation-centric and it cannot accommodate resources for work on strategic projects.
Examining the shift toward hyperconvergence
The need of the hour is reliable storage efficiency and prompt backups. Hence, IT teams are scouting for infrastructure that boosts agility within the data center while enhancing resource optimization. This need has led to a global shift toward adoption of converged and hyperconverged solutions.
For enterprises trying to gain cloud-like agility without compromising performance or protection, hyperconverged solutions like HPE SimpliVity offer immense benefits. HPE SimpliVity powered by Intel® removes multiple IT complexities by consolidating all hyperconverged infrastructure and advanced data services for virtualized workloads into each hyperconverged node. Owing to benefits being offered to diverse enterprises, HPE was recently recognized by Gartner in the 2018 Critical Capabilities for Hyperconverged Infrastructure, and by customers in the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice award.
Key features of HPE SimpliVity infrastructure
A few key features demarcate the award-winning HPE SimpliVity as a radical improvement as compared to early forms of convergence and hyperconvergence. HPE SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform, the hyper-efficient data architecture underlying the solution, deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes all data at inception without affecting performance. HPE SimpliVity 380models are available on the HPE ProLiant DL380 server platform (VMware or Hyper-V enabled). The HPE SimpliVity 2600, based on the Apollo server platform, has been optimized for environments that require higher density nodes. A TechValidate survey of existing HPE SimpliVity customers revealed that the median data efficiency in deployed environments has been 40:1, with one-third of customers achieving data efficiencies of 100:1 or higher.
According to CIO, data protection is one of the biggest issues that IT faces today – an indicator of the growing need for robust backups and strong security. HPE SimpliVity provides built-in data protection with completely integrated local and remote backups at the VM level. There is a provision for remote backups to another site or to the cloud which happen in ten-minute RPO intervals. The Data Virtualization Platform also offers instant VM recoverability. Due to the Global Federated Architecture, a single administrator can manage all datacenters and branch offices located anywhere globally, and also grant the visibility and control to take action on individual VMs.
How HPE SimpliVity gives a competitive edge to enterprises
As the investment on operational expenses skyrockets and proves to be unsustainable, many organizations are reassessing their processes linked to procuring and managing datacenter assets. They are keen to cut down their dependence on inflexible silos of datacenter infrastructure and numerous specialists to handle the same. This is driving adoption of converged and hyperconverged infrastructures. Take a look at the multiple benefits that HPE SimpliVity offers to enterprises.
Speed: The hyperconverged building blocks can be quickly deployed and scaled as per the requirements. All datacenters and edge computing environments can be viewed on a single interface within your virtual environment.
Resiliency: Enterprises can mitigate data loss and security threats due to high levels of resiliency, disaster recovery (DR), and rapid backup offered by this powerful solution.
Simplicity and efficiency: HPE SimpliVity helps enterprises transform their VM environments, while delivering cloud-like speed and agility across all their private clouds. Apps can be deployed quickly and easily. VM environments can be managed with ease, which frees up 91% of IT staff’s time to spend on new projects, according to a recent IDG white paper.
Decisions made by IT departments are very important to the broader business today. IT departments must be prompt in their response to new business initiatives and models that are designed to generate bottom-line improvements and develop new revenue streams. HPE SimpliVity has become a top choice for enterprises because it delivers next-generation IT infrastructure that boosts application performance, allows for ease of scale and importantly, reduces costs.
To learn more about how HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged solutions can deliver speed, resiliency, simplicity, and efficiency to your datacenters, check out the Gorilla Guide to Hyperconverged infrastructure Implementation Strategies.