Whether you physically attended Discover or virtually participated, you heard about a “new style of IT” and how Converged Infrastructure is a necessary foundation. A video, I highly recommend is, Converged Infrastructure for the new style of IT with Stephen DeWitt, Senior Vice President HP Enterprise Marketing. Stephen shares his passion for the new style of IT and the critical role applications have in defining IT.
Just like the stages of life, each person is at their own place in their virtualization journey. Virtualization is clearly a critical data center enabling technology (and strategy) to accommodate this new world of unpredictability and speed. It is quickly becoming at the heart of everything. Make sure you are thinking through the big-picture as you plan the next phase of your journey.
HP offers 3 types of converged solutions: HP CloudSystems, HP AppSystems, and HP VirtualSystem. Whether you are evaluating integrated systems or exploring how innovative technologies such as 3PAR or HP Moonshot will address a specific need, HP solutions and expertise can help you move quickly.
We know that there are major IT shifts every 10-15 years and we have all seemed to successfully survive at least one or more of the recent trends: mainframe, client server computing, and the birth of the internet. The next wave of changes rapidly approaching is all about cloud, mobility and big data. Today many of you are evaluating products and solutions that promise IT convergence to help you handle this wave of change. Another critical factor to evaluate is the actual skillset of the IT staff.
After the Big Data announcements at the start of the week, we received a number of positive comments in the press about our approach and solutions sets from Information Week.
To frame things up, Greg Battas, Chief Technologist for Converged Systems discussed our overall strategy with John Furrier and Jeff Kelly on theCUBE, explaining how HP is taking Hadoop integration to the next level across the stack.