Blog Authored by Beth Zeranski, Principle Business Analyst Red Hat
Do you have anxiety or panic attacks due to fear of clouds?
Do you see clouds everywhere?
Does it cause feelings of dread? anxiety? panic?
It's not surprising.
The real fear of clouds is caused by a lack of understanding about what change "Cloud" really means. The marketing popularity of using the word as frequently as possible in every possible context doesn't help understanding either.
Change is always hard. Moving to the "Cloud" means IT departments are expected to quickly evolve from supplying direct solutions to being a broker of IT services for potentially both public and private cloud solutions. This implies enacting a significant change while trying to define what the change actually means and to evaluate it across the entire IT infrastructure!
How did we get here? We were just getting used to being virtualized!
There are a million google hits for what cloud means. Simply put, once your data center has been "virtualized", then "Cloud" is the next logical step. The first steps of virtualization were pretty foggy when they first came out, but now most of the basics for virtualization in the data center are clearly understood.
The clear wins of cost savings and other improvements provided compelling virtualization adoption. HP and Red Hat have worked together continuously to innovate data center construction and management from the early days of virtualization. But, even as early virtualization had many significant wins in the areas of performance, energy savings and more, there were many unexpected details uncovered when starting to virtualize a data center for the first time. This experience is a very fresh memory for those who experienced their first data center virtualization. There are many similar issues awaiting those new to cloud deployments. HP/Red Hat can help avoid these issues as data centers use Cloud to transform themselves to continue to meet the demands of tomorrow.
So many fears, so little time!
There is a long list of questions to ask about your cloud choices and you can easily find them on the web. However, one of the most fundamental things you can do to ensure your success is to count on those who have had great infrastructure success in the past and keep leveraging their continued success.
Like Peanut Butter and Jelly
History is a great predictor of the future and just as PB&J is always a win, so is HP and Red Hat's extension of their joint expertise into the the Cloud. The reason why so many keep coming back to our solutions is because of our leading performance, outstanding SAP successes, #1 SPECvirt, 2-processor achievement, World Record in virtualization performance for 4 processors, 2 nodes, and #1 virtualization performance on VMmark on Gen8 servers and more.
RHEL rocks on HP's Stellar Gen 8 Servers
HP is a proven and trusted choice with cost saving and scalable Red Hat Enterprise Linux in your data center.
RHEL continues to provide updated support and enhanced features for the latest hardware. But more than that, HP and Red Hat continue to have the experience to provide the underlying infrastructure in your data center with the guest os's and management tools you need to be successful.
HP's BladeSystem c-Class design incorporates modular and flexible compute, embedded management, network, and storage resources to provide a common, modular infrastructure that is cloud-ready and can accommodate continually changing business needs. As such, BladeSystem c-Class provides the ideal foundation.
Vanquish the fear and anxiety of CloudPhobia!
Contact HP http://www.hp.com or Red Hat http://www.redhat.com today and vanquish CloudPhobia!