Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
IT Transformation is a concept that resonates with companies even more now than it did 12 months ago. It sounds synonymous with digital transformation, but in actuality, IT Transformation is the set of enabling technologies, processes, and focus areas that make effective digital transformation possible.
A company that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed, legacy technologies. It sees a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness—tasks are automated, processes streamlined, and resources are freed up. Those IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation, allowing the company to thrive in today’s digital economy. It is able to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors—ultimately becoming the disruptor, not the disrupted.
"The Enterprise Strategy Group put HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure through its paces in a series of hands-on performance and stress tests simulating real-world configurations and load conditions.
Read this report to learn how an HPE SimpliVity infrastructure:
Ran nine workloads simultaneously, with an average response time across all applications of 3.9ms
Showed little to no performance impact as a virtual controller, drive, and node were systematically failed on a two-node cluster."
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
WestLotto is Germany’s largest lottery provider and the control centre for the transnational lottery Eurojackpot including 18 European countries. The company has been in operation for more than 60 years.
The 350 employees at the WestLotto headquarters in Münster look after more than 3,300 sales outlets and the internet gaming platform “westlotto.de”. These sales channels offer lottery products such as LOTTO 6aus49, instant lotteries and the Eurojackpot.
In 2017, WestLotto processed nearly 187 million game transactions.
Download this case study to find out how WestLotto reduced backup and recovery times by up to 98% with Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage system.
As BluePearl’s business continues to grow and its strategy evolves, its investment in Cisco® technology is protected. When BluePearl moves to a centralized data center in the near future, all Cisco HyperFlex nodes can still be managed as one integrated infrastructure.
The HX Data Platform uses a self-healing architecture that implements data replication for high availability, remediates hardware failures, and alerts your IT administrators so that problems can be resolved quickly and your business can continue to operate. Space-efficient, pointerbased snapshots facilitate backup operations, and native replication supports cross-site protection. Data-at-rest encryption protects data from security risks and threats. Integration with leading enterprise backup systems allows you to extend your preferred data protection tools to your hyperconverged environment.
Hyperconvergence is a hot topic right now. And for good reason. Organisations have longed for a way to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to deploy new business-facing IT services. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) delivers the speed, simplicity and agility needed in today’s digital economy. But not all HCI solutions are created equal. And HCI is not the answer for every application or workload. In the following, we explore what makes HCI different from traditional IT infrastructure and how your business can benefit from the new capabilities it brings.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
This paper describes the how and why businesses place their hopes in hyper-converged infrastructure as a way to rein in complexity and provide IT with coveted flexibility and agility, all while reducing overall technology-related costs. But there are some important questions businesses may not all be asking yet. This paper will explain why these questions are important and how you can truly get the most out of a hyper-converged infrastructure.
Today’s idea-driven economy calls for a simpler, faster virtualization solution—one that can be managed by one IT generalist vs. numerous IT specialists. Enter HPE Hyper Converged 380, an advanced, virtualized system from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, this enterprise-grade VM vending machine enables you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs like no other hyperconverged system available today.
Enterprises are looking to innovations like big data, cloud-based services and mobile apps to improve decision making and accelerate business results. But legacy IT implementations—independent compute, storage and networking platforms, veneered with a hypervisor— often can’t deliver on the increased agility, scalability and price performance demands of this new era of IT.
Hyperconvered infrastructure -- the meddling together of servers and storage into a single appliance with streamlined management -- is a technology growing in popularity even as people struggle to figure out exactly what it can do, what it can't do, and just how it impacts the IT organization.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
Flexibility is important, since many future initiatives—big data, machine learning, emerging technologies, and new business directions—will be built on this cloud structure.
No matter what shape your cloud infrastructure takes, Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged platforms and innovations like Dell EMC VscaleTM Architecture, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, deliver the pathways to scale-up and scale-out, today and tomorrow.
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This IDC white paper reviews important market trends that have driven a dramatic increase of real world hyperconverged infrastructure deployments. This paper also provides results of in depth interviews and a global IDC survey of SimpliVity customers, many of whom have experienced considerable operational efficiency gains resulting from the use of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure.
In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time. Unfortunately, enterprise IT organizations often don’t see much, if any, associated increases in funding to accomodate these demands.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is radically shaking up the IT landscape, creating huge operational and economic benefits. Tier 1 applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and others are among the many beneficiaries of this new generation of infrastructure. However, there are many vendors jumping on the market bandwagon, and not all systems that are marketed as hyperconverged really fit the criteria. IT organizations need to do their homework to ensure they are selecting true hyperconverged solutions.
Imagine the benefits that a VDI environment could realize during a boot storm. All the VMs are based on the same template, and therefore they all have the same set of files during initial boot. Normally, 100 VMs all booting at the same time would require a significant number of HDDs, but with this hyperconverged infrastructure platform, the first VM to boot reads the block off the HDD, which promotes that block into cache. Now the next 99 VMs can all access that same block from cache. That’s a 100:1 IOPS reduction on the IOPS-bound disks.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Data conversations continue to change as all businesses are trying to figure out today's reality of the move to the cloud, anywhere/anytime computing, and the explosive growth of data. These trends have drastically reshaped the IT industry and data management forever. With continued market innovations in storage, cloud, and hyper-converged infrastructures, there are six key modern IT needs that are increasingly the focus of CIO and technology leaders.
Dell Virtual SAN Ready Nodes with Horizon abstract and aggregate compute and memory resources into logical pools of compute capacity, while Virtual SAN pools server-attached storage to create a high-performance, shared datastore for virtual machines.
In a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, compute, networking, and shared storage are delivered from Dell 13G PowerEdge servers powered by Intel Xeon processors, which enables a pay-as-you-go, aff?ordable model to cost-effectively operate at high performance.
Today’s enterprise leaders are looking for a way to make apps run faster, IT management cheaper, and provisioning easier. The advent of hyper-converged software (HCS) has meant that organizations can now get much more out of their hardware than ever before. New data center options are emerging that save time, space and money — creating an industry pivot and a new focus on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).