Eye on Blades Blog: Trends in Infrastructure
Get HP BladeSystem news, upcoming event information, technology trends, and product information to stay up to date with what is happening in the world of blades.

Want to reduce converged infrastructure configuration times? Here’s how.

Guest blog by Bryan Jacquot, Chief Technologist, HP Converged Systems

 

One thing I realized during the development research that we put into designing HP OneView is how critical speed is becoming in today’s data center. We found a growing IT management gap between business needs and IT’s capability to respond. When it takes 66 days to deploy new infrastructure (as it did for one client of ours), you know you have a problem.

                                                                                                                                 

It’s estimated that by 2017 three-quarters of infrastructure and IT operations organizations will have turned to third-party tools and/or custom solutions to fill the gaps in their management platforms. HP OneView software-defined converged infrastructure management platform enables you to fill those gaps with just one solution that can dramatically increase your productivity and reduce your costs.

                                                                                                                                                                         

Leveraging the home-field advantage

 

HP OneView is optimized to deploy and manage HP BladeSystem and HP ProLiant Gen8 servers efficiently, saving you time and money and greatly reducing the chance of human error. Because it was purpose-built to work with BladeSystem and ProLiant Gen 8 servers, HP OneView is able to automate much of the work that admins would have manually done otherwise. HP OneView knows the order that steps should be done, it knows when tasks can be performed in parallel or serial, and it knows when and how often to retry an operation. These are things that many admins would have to look up or learn through trial-and-error. But with HP OneView we’ve built that knowledge into the platform; a purpose-built converged management solution.

                                                                                                                                                                              

Here are some other benefits of HP OneView’s purpose-built converged management solution offers:

  • Uniform resource model gives you a simple and consistent management paradigm
  • Built-in automation for the most common BladeSystem tasks such as configuring agentless monitoring
  • Templates and groups provide consistent configuration and change propagation every time
  • Built-in HP Smart Update Manager engine for performing automated firmware update

 

No need to go from zero to 60

 

We also know that no single management tool will do it all in an enterprise data center.  Therefore, we designed HP OneView from the ground up for integration and interoperability.  The open RESTful API lets you use your existing infrastructure tools in conjunction with HP OneView; the platform integrates smoothly into the broader IT ecosystem that you already have in place. For example, you can easily integrate with your existing processes and tools, such as your configuration management database (CMDB) or custom monitoring tools.

 

If you rely on an orchestration engine such as HP Operations Orchestration to automate end-to-end workflows, HP OneView’s API easily snaps in to your existing workflows enabling your end-to-end workflows across server, storage, and networking. 

 

Reap the benefits of automation

 

HP OneViews software-defined approach to lifecycle management allows you to automate data center operations, enabling you to dramatically reduce the cost and the time required to deliver IT services and meet business demands.  Our client that previously spent 66 days to deploy new infrastructure was able to deploy the same infrastructure in 1 night using HP OneView.  That’s real-world savings.

 

See the difference HP OneView can make in your data center operations. Download HP OneView software free for 60 days.

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.
Search
About the Author
Hello! I am a social media manager for servers, so my posts will be geared towards HP server-related news & info.
About the Author(s)
  • More than 25 years in the IT industry developing and managing marketing programs. Focused in emerging technologies like Virtualization, cloud and big data.
  • I work within EMEA ISS Central team and a launch manager for new products and general communications manager for EMEA ISS specific information.
  • 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
  • WW responsibility for development of ROI and TCO tools for the entire ISS portfolio. Technical expertise with a financial spin to help IT show the business value of their projects.
  • I am a member of the HP BladeSystem Portfolio Marketing team, so my posts will focus on all things blades and blade infrastructure. Enjoy!
  • Luke Oda is a member of the HP's BCS Marketing team. With a primary focus on marketing programs that support HP's BCS portfolio. His interests include all things mission-critical and the continuing innovation that HP demonstrates across the globe.
  • Global Marketing Manager with 15 years experience in the high-tech industry.
  • Network industry experience for more than 20 years - Data Center, Voice over IP, security, remote access, routing, switching and wireless, with companies such as HP, Cisco, Juniper Networks and Novell.
  • 20 years of marketing experience in semiconductors, networking and servers. Focused on HP BladeSystem networking supporting Virtual Connect, interconnects and network adapters.
  • 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.


Follow Us