Virtualization offers significant agility and efficiency benefits. Pre-tested and optimized solutions from HP and Red Hat® are your fastest—and most cost-effective—path to get there. HP and Red Hat—two trusted business partners—have collaborated to create an answer. HP RA for Red Hat on ConvergedSystem 700x combines proven HP Converged Infrastructure components—to speed virtual server deployments—with open-source Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization software. The result is a compelling, cost-effective platform for consolidating your Linux systems. Read this solution brief to learn more.
For business organizations who desire to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing but are limited in the time, expertise and available resources to adapt to a cloud methodology, HP offers the HP ConvergedSystem series of solutions. The HP ConvergedSystem is a complete turnkey solution containing the necessary hardware and software components in a factory-assembled pre-racked and cabled configuration, especially designed to establish a total on premise virtualized environment ideal for supporting today’s most popular business applications. This document addresses the considerations for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2013, with an emphasis on virtualization, on an HP ConvergedSystem 300 solution; supporting an SMB-sized population running a broadly applicable collaboration and document management workload, and requirement for HA.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
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.
See a simpler, more efficient infrastructure here.
One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs.
So far, most data centers have virtualized their least-critical workloads as a matter of basic cost containment. Virtualizing mission-critical applications is still forthcoming for the majority,though, largely due to infrastructural concerns. Complicating matters is the shift in IT purchasing decisions from IT to business management.
Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.
Find expert data center considerations here.
Published By: Chatsworth
Published Date: Oct 22, 2016
By using intelligent and scalable platforms, your organization can improve resource consumption, cloud utilization and more. Solid data center management platforms help empower your business and data center to consume less energy and trim infrastructure costs.
Cloud datacenter security is becoming imperative in the new age of malware attacks. To stay competitive and secure, organizations are turning to smart networking in an effort to close the datacenter security gap. The combination of VMware NSX, AirWatch Tunnel and Horizon View helps close this gap and simplifies security management for IT professionals. With the upcoming prevalence of authentication and identity management in an organization’s infrastructure, the need to delegate and define network access continues to highlight the important role of hybrid cloud security that addresses all end-user devices.
With its new TriScale Technology, Citrix is enabling a genuine revolution for enterprise cloud networks by providing an unrivaled set of capabilities that smartly scale application and service delivery infrastructures, affordably and with no additional complexity.
This paper explores some of the practices most relevant to achieving success with PaaS, focusing on ways to identify how PaaS can be best utilized within the specifics of a given organization’s overall IT needs. Practices include understanding scalability and infrastructure aspects of PaaS deployment, the need for coding wisdom in otherwise “codeless” environments, integration with on-premise systems and other cloud-based IT assets, security and more.
With the intelligent Business Platform (iBP) in the cloud from IBM, you can transform your enterprise to exploit the potential of cloud-based business transactions, improve the quality of your business processes and help realize significant cost savings.
This SlashGuide discusses the results of a recent Slashdot Media survey that looks at the challenges facing developers today, how the primary development target is evolving, and how strategies are changing to embrace public, private, and hybrid-Cloud models.
Respondents to the survey were asked four questions regarding their challenges in development and their needs regarding infrastructure and PaaS. Here are the results.
IT today is more complex than ever. Public cloud, networks, storage systems, servers, and applications all combine to deliver today’s IT services. But how do you manage such a diverse and complex infrastructure? Can legacy tools help after this seismic shift? This document answers these questions and provides 20 tools you need to deliver services in this new hybrid IT world.
Published By: Crownpeak
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
The cloud market is moving forward as reflected in both the evolving perspectives voiced by IT decision-makers and by the business success of cloud service providers. On perspectives, Stratecast’s recurring annual surveys reveal that public cloud adoption has now reached a much-awaited tipping point with a percentage of the 2014 survey respondents stating that they currently use public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and another percentage stating they will too within the next months. On cloud service providers, the business results of Amazon Web Services (AWS), now in its eighth year and still rapidly growing, make a similar statement.
This report describes how AWS is breaking the “cloud not secure enough” adoption barrier and, in the process, injecting innovation into the competitive dynamics of the security market.