HPE SimpliVity Data Center Consolidation
Hyperconverged Infrastructure is the perfect solution to deliver data center consolidation at 3x TCO savings
HPE SimpliVity’s OmniCube delivers data center consolidation at a 3x total cost of ownership savings with its revolutionary hyperconverged infrastructure platform.
IT and business are integrally related. Some would say “IT is the business” in the 21st century. It grows, it changes and it evolves. It enters new markets and pulls away from others. It acquires new companies, it spreads.
Like the business, IT must grow with it, hand and hand. IT must keep pace with business demands.
The evolution of the IT industry from the mainframe, to client-server computing, to virtualization and the cloud was a necessary and logical consequence of IT’s ongoing goal of providing the services the business needs to run. Ultimately, enterprises ended up with a mish-mash of point technologies and appliances that, at the time, made sense.
Why Is Converged Infrastructure Needed?
You needed to improve storage performance, and you needed it to be cost-effective, so you invested in SAN and NAS. Then you needed more performance for your tier-1 applications, such as email and databases, so you added:
- First, more HDD spindles,
- Then SSD in the array,
- Then SSD cache in front of the array, and
- Finally, separate arrays full of flash.
You needed data protection so you invested in a combination of array-based snapshots and clones, complicated backup applications, Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs), and backup-to-disk (B2D) targets. And, of course, you needed it to be efficient so you invested in deduplication and compression. You needed disaster recovery so you bought host-based, network-based, and array-based synchronous and asynchronous replication software. That filled up the Wide-Area Network (WAN) pipe, however. So you invested in WAN optimization appliances. Soon, you began looking at the cloud, which required yet another point product, each of which had its own management screen, training, commands, and operational needs.
Every decision, at the time, made perfect sense. Yet, the end result was an unsustainably complex and expensive proposition.
According to Gartner, “Too many global enterprises spend too much money on their data centers. This situation typically arises after several decades of business expansion, either organic or via mergers and acquisitions.”
IT operators must ask some challenging questions:
- As data growth explodes, can you continue to operate the same way you always have?
- Are your legacy technologies designed for virtualized environments?
- How much time are you spending on maintenance, upgrades, deployments, provisioning and management tasks instead of building more valuable innovation for the business?
- Do you have the necessary expertise to manage each of these products separately?
- Are you struggling to meet your Service Level Agreements (SLA) to the business?
- Are you missing data protection objectives like Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)?
- Is there a better way?
A Better Method of Data Center Consolidation
HPE SimpliVity offers a better approach for data center infrastructure to support virtualized and cloud environments with its revolutionary hyperconverged infrastructure platform, OmniCube.
HPE SimpliVity’s OmniCube is the industry’s first and only globally federated and hyperconverged infrastructure solution. Designed and optimized for the virtual environment, OmniCube is a 2U rack-mounted building block that delivers server, storage, and networking services in addition to a complete set of advanced functionality that enables dramatic improvements to the management, protection, and performance of the virtual workloads—all at a fraction of the cost and extreme reduction in complexity compared to today’s traditional infrastructure stack.
How is this possible? How could HPE SimpliVity pack all of this functionality into such a small footprint? The answer is the Data Virtualization Platform.
The Data Virtualization Platform deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes all data, inline, at inception, once and forever across all stages of the data lifecycle. It provides the foundational technology to deliver the data efficiency—in terms of storage and bandwidth capacity and performance—necessary to enable data center consolidation in today’s virtualized world.
HPE SimpliVity’s OmniCube is the perfect solution to deliver data center consolidation at a 300% total cost of ownership savings.