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It’s time to build a better enterprise. Together.
It starts with IT convergence: servers, storage, and networking that integrate easily into your existing data center
infrastructure. Managed intuitively, with built-in intelligence
to optimize your enterprise IT.
Forrester reveals proven value in converged infrastructure
Forrester’s recent survey of strategic IT influencers demonstrates how converged infrastructure solutions are helping businesses reshape their data centers. Read the full report and realize the potential for your business.
Forrester Consulting paper: Converged Infrastructure Matures and Proves its Value
Tom Joyce, GM and SVP HP Converged Systems, on how HP Converged Infrastructure can turn your IT into
a business advantage.
Simplify your data center with Converged Infrastructure
Simplify your data center; make it more flexible, efficient, and less expensive to operate. Tom Joyce, GM and SVP HP Converged Systems, explains how HP Converged Infrastructure can turn your IT into a business advantage.
Unleash the power of IT convergence
From deep inside your data center, campus and branch office, to the edges of your network and out to the client, HP Converged Infrastructure optimizes your enterprise with built-in intelligence. Rigid silos are transformed into adaptive IT and keep your enterprise hyper-efficient and future-ready. HP Converged Infrastructure and HP Converged Systems:
- Establish a common, modern IT architecture that pools resources across servers, storage and networking
- Simplify IT with an integrated approach, so management is intuitive
- Integrate easily into your existing infrastructure and applications to accelerate time-to-application value while reducing costs
To deliver this level of IT value requires an innovative technology partner who has the architecture, the open technologies, and a broad ecosystem of partners. Welcome to the new style of IT.
Increase computing productivity for your data center infrastructure while cutting costs: It’s why customers partner with HP to streamline their IT systems using converged infrastructure solutions.
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Accelerate innovation, cloud, and ROI
- Align with your business
- Overcome IT sprawl
- Speed time to business results
Hear from Duncan Campbell [HP Enterprise Group HP Solutions lead] about the current trends driving infrastructure convergence today and advice for CIOs in this era of cloud, big data, social and mobile applications.As we all are experiencing on a daily basis, the world we live and work in is very different from just a few years ago. Everything has changed in terms of volume, velocity, and variety. The big shifts in the industry — Cloud, Big Data, Social Media, and Mobility — are forming how businesses will operate. And this is changing the way technology is, and will be built and consumed. To keep up, businesses demand more innovation, speed, and flexibility from their data centers.
Unfortunately, aging infrastructure and facilities are limiting business agility and draining IT budgets. Legacy IT infrastructures are too complex, too costly to operate, and too slow to respond to the needs of the business. Too much of the already stretched IT resources are still allocated to operations and things that just keep the lights on; limiting investments in innovation to drive greater business value.
The pressure is on IT to better align with business requirements to quickly deliver applications and new services, while paving the way for future innovation. This is why infrastructure convergence has become the optimal approach for flipping the “operations/innovation” ratio and establishing the ideal foundation for your cloud solutions. Simply put, you need the best infrastructure possible and that’s where HP Converged Infrastructure can help. After all, that is our business.
HP Converged Infrastructure — everything works better together
Through years of focused engineering, R&D investments, and decades of data center experience, HP Converged Infrastructure solutions have been designed to make the data center simpler, more flexible, more efficient and less expensive to operate. Only then can you "accelerate time to application and business value" and increase your investment in innovation.
Converged Infrastructure is achieved through a systematic approach that brings all server, storage, and networking resources together into pools of resources. It brings together management tools, policies, and processes so resources and applications are managed in a holistic, integrated manner. It integrates security to provide protection from today’s sophisticated security threats at both the perimeter and interior of your business. And it brings together power and cooling management capabilities so systems and facilities work together.
HP Converged Infrastructure enables you to turn today’s rigid technology silos into adaptive pools of resources that can be shared by many applications and managed as a service. The result is better alignment with the growing demands of the business with an IT infrastructure that will deliver better business results:
- Innovation — Shift IT spend away from operations and double resources focused on innovation to drive competitive advantage.
- Responsiveness — Simplify IT through automation, cloud, and pre-packaged, workload-optimized systems.
- Cloud — Establish the ideal foundation for cloud; become the 'service broker' and decide how and where to deliver IT services.
- Security — Secure IT through security solutions that are quicker to install, update filters more often and block more than twice as many attacks.
- Disaster Recovery — Enhance disaster recovery, simplify multi-site failover and reduce downtime to seconds.
- ROI — Double utilization, leverage existing investments, reduce energy costs and triple data center capacity.
One of the big differences with HP Converged Infrastructure solutions is that it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach offered by other vendors. Our broad portfolio has been engineered to help you gain the value of convergence at your own pace and based upon your unique requirements and current investments. For example, you can fast-track your move to a converged infrastructure through turnkey Converged Systems or you can gain ground on IT sprawl by deploying leading HP standards-based technology building blocks all designed for convergence.
As you evaluate your convergence projects, we invite you to explore the HP Converged Infrastructure technologies and solutions, or contact one of our sales experts.
Move forward at your own pace and preference
- Align with your business
- Overcome IT sprawl
- Speed time to business results
At HP, we understand that customers are at different stages of convergence and IT maturity. Some organizations are still quite siloed and are just beginning to standardize and consolidate their IT infrastructure. Others have virtualized most of their server environment and are now in the process of virtualizing their storage and network resources. And a few have started to automate the provisioning of infrastructure using a service catalog and application life cycle management software tools.
We view the path towards convergence and ultimately a hybrid converged cloud environment as a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight. Each of the steps — standardization, consolidation, virtualization, automation, self service infrastructure and applications — helps optimize your current IT infrastructure while laying the groundwork for cloud-based approaches. This is why HP Converged Infrastructure solutions allow you to take a step-by-step approach with technologies designed for convergence, or take a fast-track approach with HP Converged Systems or through the innovative HP Virtual Application Networks.
HP Converged Systems provide the simplest way to transform
HP Converged Systems are turnkey systems that are pre-integrated, tested, and supported to reduce months or even years of planning, procurement and deployment processes into weeks. These solutions are optimized and ready to run from day one for your top initiatives in cloud, virtualization, business insight, and collaboration so you can accelerate your time to application value.
- HP CloudSystem — the industry’s most complete, integrated and open platform for building and managing cloud services.
- Virtualization Solutions — including the HP VirtualSystem, provide modular systems that maximize virtual server and client performance.
- HP AppSystems — provide best of breed capabilities from data management, reporting, and analytics to connecting your teams to information, customers, partners and each other.
- HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs) — provide flexible, dense and energy-efficient data centers that can be deployed in weeks rather than months or years.
Virtual Application Networks reduce the time to deploy applications from weeks to minutes, in cloud and other dynamic compute environments
Virtual Application Networks provide a virtualized view of a network, transforming a rigid physical, enterprise network into a programmable, multitenant and application-aware virtual network. Built on the FlexNetwork architecture, Virtual Application Networks uses software-defined network technology to characterize an application, and virtualize the network to align the proper resource for delivering the application, and automate the network orchestration. Together, HP FlexNetwork architecture and Virtual Application Networks enable you to accelerate delivering applications to users and your move to virtualized data centers and the cloud.
Evolve with technologies designed for convergence
For customers looking to gain ground on IT sprawl, taking a "project-based" approach lets you evolve at your own pace by deploying modular, standards-based technology building blocks — all designed for convergence.
To help with this approach, HP has developed the HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model and Reference Architectures to help you accelerate application delivery with foundational technologies that reflect industry standards, leadership, openness, and of course, customer choice. This allows you to maintain optimal protection of your existing investments while getting on the convergence path quickly.
Capitalize on the benefits of IT convergence
Listen to our customers discuss the advantages of employing HP Converged Infrastructure solutions.
Driving customer value through innovation
Solving the complex problems of a data center infrastructure starts by partnering with an industry leader.
HP Converged Infrastructure solutions bring innovation to key areas of your technology. But don’t just take our word for it. See what our customers had to say.
Featured customer stories
DreamWorks Animation SKG — creates high-quality entertainment, including computer-generated imagery (CGI) animated feature films, as well as television specials and series.
- Delivered a standardized, scalable architecture based on IT convergence
- Reclaimed hours of artist rendering time to be used in more strategic areas
McKesson Corporation — a healthcare services and information technology company currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500.
- Provisioned development environments 84 times faster
- Delivered agility, speed and innovation to fuel growth from converged infrastructure
“HP Converged Infrastructure technologies are increasing our capacity to produce state-of-the-art CG animation—great storytelling combined with stunning visuals. And that’s what audiences expect.”
Head of Technology Global Operations, DreamWorks Animation SKG
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