Guest blog by Russ Parker
More and more customer conversations are focused on the topic of mission-critical workloads and infrastructure convergence. Things like can I get the resiliency, scalability, and cost benefits without compromising security and SLAs? Is the cloud safe? And so on. Thus, it seemed appropriate to delve deeper into this topic by starting with a “refresher” about HP Converged Infrastructure.
Achieving business growth often comes down to maximizing operational efficiencies and concurrently delivering outstanding customer service. But if you’re managing customer information on an aging infrastructure, efficiencies can be hard to come by—and enhancements either cost-prohibitive or downright impossible.
The industry's need to intelligently manage and support the rapidly increasing quantity of data has caused sprawl. Sprawl can occur in many forms and create a number of issues, including:
- Increase in the amount of floor space used to house infrastructure
- Increase in the complexity of cable management
- Increase in the multitude of programs used to manage your systems
- Increase in power consumption
These issues are addressed by Gary Allen, Director of BCS Solutions and Programs Marketing, in the video titled, “Revitalizing your mission-critical environments." The video, created at HP Discover 2012, also addresses the present and future value of HP Mission Critical. In addition, Gary addresses the reasons why HP mission critical provides value for all customers' short and long term mission critical needs.
This is a busy time of year for all of us so I wanted to share a concise and focused conversation on mission-critical computing.
Explore the new Integrity systems announced today and listen to Kirk Bresniker, Chief Technologist and HP Fellow, discuss the innovations designed into these new systems.