Converged Infrastructure

Why Do It Yourself doesn’t work in today’s IT

There are some things I like to do from scratch like make dinner. But when it comes to wine, I don’t go through the steps of purchasing, blending and crushing grapes, then bottling the wine. No, I go to a wine shop and rely on an expert to pick that stellar bottle for the dinner party I’m having. The same is true – and even more important - when I’m investing in more expensive purchases; more often than not, I rely on an expert for help. While the Do It Yourself (DIY) approach is very rewarding as a learning and creative experience, it has its limitations.


I’m oversimplifying here, but the same goes for IT. IT organizations are being overwhelmed by the complexity of too many products, too many tools and the tsunami of social, mobile, cloud and big data growth. According to ESG, while 46% of organizations currently leverage the DIY method for virtualization/private cloud builds, just 28% indicate that this is their preferred method of deployment. 64% indicated that Integrated Computing Platforms such as Reference Architectures and pre-configured solutions were their organizations’ favored procurement strategy. (Source: ESG Research Report, 2013 IT Spending Intentions Survey, January 2013)


Converged Systems are the answer.

Since 2009 when we first announced HP Converged Infrastructure, HP has delivered the most modern portfolio of Servers, Storage and Networking offerings, as well as the new infrastructure management architecture built for convergence, HP OneView. We are the expert you can trust because we have the system building blocks designed from the ground up for convergence that go into every HP Converged System. So here’s our advice on what to look for when you’re considering integrated systems.

  • Look for systems based on a modern architecture designed from the ground up for convergence.
  • Look for systems that can integrate with your existing infrastructure so you don’t have to rip and replace.
  • Look for systems that are optimized around workloads including virtualization, cloud and big data.
  • Look for systems that provide the reliability you need, that meet enterprise-grade requirements.
  • Look for systems with proactive problem prevention and automated 24x7 monitoring.


These system building blocks constitute complete, integrated systems and will take the DIY guess work out of technology integration. Find out more about HP Converged Systems.

Leave a Comment

We encourage you to share your comments on this post. Comments are moderated and will be reviewed
and posted as promptly as possible during regular business hours

To ensure your comment is published, be sure to follow the community guidelines.

Be sure to enter a unique name. You can't reuse a name that's already in use.
Be sure to enter a unique email address. You can't reuse an email address that's already in use.
Type the characters you see in the picture above.Type the words you hear.
About the Author
Technology marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in energy, semiconductor and IT industries.
About the Author(s)
  • 25+ years experience around HP Storage. The go-to guy for news and views on all things storage..
  • Technology marketing professional with over 25 years of experience in energy, semiconductor and IT industries.
  • More than 25 years in the IT industry developing and managing marketing programs. Focused in emerging technologies like Virtualization, cloud and big data.
  • More than 25 years of enterprise and midmarket Strategy and Marketing leadership and experience. Prior HP appointments included VP of Marketing for Adaptive Infrastructure and VP of Marketing for the HP Storage Division. Past positions prior to HP include VP of Marketing and Business Development for First Virtual Communications as well as Principal and Founding Member of Adjunct Consulting.
  • Over 12 years of consulting, new technology services development and marketing experience covering data center, IT infrastructure, cloud technology domains. Hande holds a M.B.A degree from Bentley College, MA.
  • More than 25 years in the IT industry, managing ITSM, service development and delivery projects in Technology Services. Specialized in end2end support for ISV based business solutions. Certified ITIL and project management expert.
  • Hector has marketing and communications expertise. With vast experience within the Enterprise Digital Marketing communications team at HP.
  • Editor and writer with 12+ years experience in the corporate software and technology sectors.
  • Marketing & communications professional with over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries across multiple continents. Part of HP Financial Services - helping customers build IT investment strategies that support tranformation and the ability to deliver business goals.
  • Eduardo Zepeda, WW TS Social Media Program Manager & Internal Communications for WW Technology Services Blogging on behalf of HP Technology Services (TS_Guest)
  • Julia Mason-Ochinero is WW CME Marketing Lead, HP Enterprise Marketing. In this role, Julia is responsible for driving dialog with CSPs on how they can transition to sustainable, profitable business models and enter into co-opetition with over-the-top (OTT) content providers who are changing this industry’s landscape. She joined HP in 2010 from Accel Partners (where she worked as a consultant.) Prior to Accel, Julia held marketing leadership positions with companies including Adobe, Nuance, OpenWave, Novell, Nuance Communications and RealNetworks. She began her career in Chicago working with organizations including AT Kearney, Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. She currently resides in Silicon Valley.
  • Focused on cloud, virtualization and appliance solutions for HP technology.
  • Hello! I am a social media manager for servers, so my posts will be geared towards HP server-related news & info.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne
  • More than 23 years of enterprise IT Marketing and Communications experience; working on the HP Converged Infrastructure Marketing team from when it was first pioneered and launched to the market in 2009.
  • Greetings! I am on the HP Enterprise Group marketing team. Topics I am interested in include Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and Management, and HP BladeSystem.
  • Teri is responsible for the social media program for the HP Networking and HP Storage business units. Teri has has held global roles in IT, Operations, Sales, Partner Programs, Communications, and Marketing at HP.

Follow Us