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Information technology innovation—redefined

Chris Coggrave.jpgBy Chris Coggrave, Chief Technologist and Strategist, HP Data Center Consulting


HP’s Chris Coggrave says technology is only as good as the business value you derive from it. In his latest blog, he lays out the four simple questions IT executives must answer to determine whether a technology innovation is right for the business.

What happens if Lenovo doesn’t have the partnerships and alliances to make x86 a robust offering?

By Adrian Velez, Enterprise Group – Solutions Content Strategist


If you want an idea of how your vendor views the long-term viability of their x86 investment, look at their alliances and partnerships. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Committed hardware vendors work hand-in-hand with software and services partners to create systems that come performance-optimized and capable of being converged with other components. Creating these optimized systems requires a coordinated effort to ensure that the solution can be taken out of the box and implemented with minimal customization. When Lenovo consummates their x86 deal with IBM they will need to start from scratch to create these relationships. While it can be done, it can’t be done overnight.

Hyper-Converged Building Blocks in the Open Software-Defined Data Center

Jeff Carlat, Director of product management for HP Converged Systems


Hyper-convergence is a new emerging buzzword in the IT infrastructure business. This approach to creating integrated appliances deliver fast time to value, increased operational efficiency, automated installation, non-disruptive scaling, and a simplified and unified user experience. Jeff Carlat, Director of product management for HP Converged Systems, describes how new HP Hyper-Converged systems fit into the broader framework and ecosystem HP is establishing for the open Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). 


Two-speed IT—it’s like email and social media.


Chris Coggrave.jpgBy Chris Coggrave, Chief Technologist and Strategist, HP Data Center Consulting


HP’s Chris Coggrave has been reading the trade press again and is hearing that IT is dead. In his latest blog, he explains that’s completely untrue. But just as people need email and social media for communication, businesses need two ways of doing IT for business success.

The IBM/Lenovo x86 deal is all but done. However, will you trust their System x?

By Adrian Velez, Enterprise Group – Solutions Content Strategist


Customers usually make purchasing decisions based on a multitude of factors that when added up come under the heading of “perception of value.” While cost is a biggie, one factor that has the heaviest weighting assigned to it is that of service. When selecting that vendor of choice would you be satisfied with a scenario that might include dealing with multiple vendors to resolve service issues. More than likely the answer is no! And, the situation becomes even more convoluted when it deals with security.

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