How Converged Infrastructure Is Impacting Cloud and Business Demands

How Converged Infrastructure Is Impacting Cloud and Business Demands

With global data center IP traffic expected to grow threefold during the next five years, new kinds of data center technologies have to be implemented to create cloud-ready scalability.

New kinds of workloads, user demands and infrastructure technologies are affecting how data center providers deploy and utilize various critical resources. Organizations across all verticals are changing the way they control and distribute resources, which includes looking for more efficient ways to create a scalable data center ecosystem. With global data center IP traffic expected to grow threefold during the next five years, new kinds of data center technologies have to be implemented to create cloud-ready scalability.

Indeed, cloud computing is no longer in its infancy. In fact, organizations have evolved from private to public to hybrid cloud platforms—and combinations thereof. Moving forward, the cloud model will give end users even more services and benefits. Gartner recently stated that cloud technology is now being used for anything that can be reasonably hosted on virtualized x86-based servers. The most common use cases for cloud IaaS (infrastructure as a service) are development and testing environments; high-performance computing and batch processing; Internet-facing websites; and Web-based applications. Furthermore, an increasing number of organizations are running mission-critical business applications on cloud-ready platforms.

How can data centers and their environments support this boom? How can the modern infrastructure evolve to create a more efficient compute model?

The converged infrastructure model has helped a great deal with these challenges, enabling companies to work with a logical, software-based platform that allows them to aggregate resources and completely remove silos. With converged infrastructure companies can manage their entire architecture from a software (hypervisor-ready) ecosystem, and can utilize an intelligent control layer that allows the effective management of a heterogeneous data center and cloud architecture. This is the future of infrastructure and, arguably, the future of data center resource management and design.

Underwritten by HPE

Part of HPE’s Power of One strategy, HPE Converged Architecture 700 delivers infrastructure as one integrated stack. HPE Converged Architecture 700 delivers proven, repeatable building blocks of infrastructure maintained by one management platform (HPE OneView), built and delivered exclusively by qualified HPE Channel Partners. This methodology saves considerable time and resources, compared to the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach.

Based on a complete HPE stack consisting of HPE BladeSystem with Intel® Xeon® E5 v3-based HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 blades, HPE 3PAR StoreServ all-flash storage, HPE Networking, and HPE OneView infrastructure management software, the HPE Converged Architecture 700 can be easily modified to fit within your existing IT environment. 

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