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Delivering a Converged Systems approach for Virtualization

Written by - Deepak Belani

 

Do you want to flip from spending all of your resources from do-it-yourself method for virtualization to focusing on innovation? This blog tells you why the industry is moving toward Converged Systems as an answer to solve many of the data center’s toughest problems.

 

Your business is growing fast, you’re expanding investments into new ventures, merging or acquiring new companies or releasing new products at a much faster rate. You want to move fast so that you can deliver new services to your customers quickly and easily with shorter time to value. IT must speed innovation to meet these objectives, plus at the same time reduce operations cost. Ultimately you want to move faster to deliver lot more IT capacity to the business at lower cost.

 

As an IT organization, on the other hand, you want to deliver on the business objectives quickly and cost effectively. You look to get more out of the existing infrastructure. You are attracted by the promise of virtualization to speed innovation, increase agility and reduce costs, but are challenged by the complexity. Virtualization sprawl is the reality of today! 

 

You no longer have enough time to do systems design, component selection and integration. You want your datacenter management to be simple and not require deep expertise in every datacenter component. You want highly reliable virtual infrastructure that lowers cost and reduce risk. You want repeatable “systems” that can address your needs in a common, scalable way.  You want to consume virtualization technology and all supporting infrastructure as a complete and extremely efficient system so that you can free up your IT resources and time to focus on new challenges – Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, etc. Now that you know what you want from virtualization, how do you go about it and what approach do you take?

 

Do-it-yourself system integration takes longer time to deploy, is difficult to manage, too complex to support and results in skyrocketing costs. This approach can take you >6-12 months of deployment time and there is still no guarantee of success – you might find errors at the end of the process and will have to start all over again. This approach only brings frustration and complexity.

 

What you want is a new approach to virtualization and a new style of IT. Convergence is the answer.

 

Taking efficiency to new heights, HP offers an innovative approach to not only virtualization, but also to IT in general. We call the approach HP Converged Systems, delivering virtualization and supporting infrastructure as complete, extremely efficient, all-in-one systems. Rather than purchase a complex combination of solution components that requires installation, configuration, and integration, you can get an integrated system from HP that’s simple to deploy, manage, scale and support. Based on market leading HP Converged Infrastructure, these systems are designed to help businesses quickly harness the full potential of virtualization. You can now deploy applications faster achieving shorter time to value and savings in IT resources that can be re-deployed into other business needs.

 

Visit us at HP Discover 2013 in Barcelona to learn more about HP Converged Systems and virtualization strategy.  Visit the HP booth to get an HP Converged Systems demo.  I recommend several sessions you can attend to get more information on our offerings:

 

TK2319 – Tuesday, 11:20 -12:20  

Tom Joyce Keynote - No silo left behind: Convergence in the age of virtualization, cloud, and big data

Get the big picture on the latest HP innovations and solutions that are leading the new end-to-end revolution.

 

DF3210 – Tuesday, 1:00-1:30

Your “easy button” for simplified IT: HP Converged Systems for Virtualization

HP Converged Systems for Virtualization make it easier to deploy and manage virtualized environments. These pre-engineered, workload-optimized systems will not only get you to deployment faster, but will help you manage lifecycle requirements by standardizing and providing modular upgrades.  Come meet the team that designed these systems and discuss how they are put together and what they can do in your environment.

 

DF3302 – Tuesday, 4:40-5:10

Deploy turnkey systems in just days with the new HP Converged Systems for Virtualization

Do you want to flip from spending all of your resources on do-it-yourself virtualization to focusing instead on innovation? This session will explore why the industry is moving toward converged systems to solve many of the datacenter’s toughest problems of speed, simplicity, reliability, and scalability. In this session, you’ll learn why a complete converged infrastructure should be at the heart of your datacenter strategy in 2014. We will show you how simple it is to adopt HP Converged Systems for virtualization solutions, quickly achieving shorter time to value and saving IT resources that can be re-deployed into other business needs.

 

TB2620 – Wednesday, 9:00-10:00

Converged Systems for virtualization: understanding your choices

There are a multitude of vendors touting their converged infrastructure solutions, each claiming to provide efficiency gains, security and scalability. To understand how to measure these claims against reality, you need to peel back the layers of the solution itself…from the storage and network to the server and application. This session will highlight key architectural considerations to consider when evaluating converged solutions and will show how HP virtualization systems deliver on the promise of being more cost-effective and provide better performance for your business, especially for stability, long-term infrastructure requirements, planning, deployment, management and investment protection exposure.

 

BB2495 – Wednesday, 10:30-11:30

How HP is transforming converged systems for the new era of virtualization

The new HP Converged Systems for virtualization represent the latest advancement of the HP Converged Systems portfolio. These are integrated systems designed for simplicity, ease of use, and scalability, delivering the fastest path to virtualization, comprehensive lifecycle management, and unified support and services. In this session, we will highlight the new approach to designing, deploying, and scaling out HP solutions for your virtualization requirements.

 

DT2494 - Wednesday, 12:20-12:50

The Virtualization Games: How HP is addressing your toughest virtualization needs

The new HP Converged Systems for virtualization represent the latest extension of the HP Converged Systems portfolio. These systems provide a simplified, efficient, and reliable application deployment platform on HP Converged Infrastructure, that is integrated and optimized for virtualized workloads. In this session, we will show you how to radically increase flexibility in both architecture and management platforms by adding an HP virtualization solution to your next-generation datacenter.

 

 

TB2496 – Wednesday, 4:30-5:30

The evolving datacenter: Future-proofing your virtual environment

The requirements of IT delivery continue to evolve. The latest HP Converged Systems for virtualization address the need to build highly secure, end-to-end virtualized datacenters and client environments that can effectively respond to the current and future needs of both IT and the business. In this session, we will focus on the architectural approach to designing, deploying, and scaling out these integrated solutions. We will focus on optimization planning for power and cooling, achieving seamless capacity growth, and network planning for scalable virtualization performance in your converged infrastructure.

 

BB2081 - Thursday, 10:30–11:30

The power of virtualization, from the datacenter to the device

Virtualization of both your client and datacenter infrastructures is key to successfully supporting the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement and cloud computing. Attend this panel session to learn about the future of end-user computing.

 

For information on these sessions, demos and more, head off to the HP Discover event site and check out the wealth of session hosted at the event. Mark your calendar for Dec 10 – 12, I hope I get an opportunity to see you in Barcelona.

 

Chris

 

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