Utility Storage for Virtual and Cloud Computing

Today’s IT environment is being built around direct efficiencies. This means better resource utilization, improved monitoring, and the consolidation of enterprise systems. Many organizations are building a business around an efficient and well-controlled IT environment. The idea is to create an IT as a service model where administrators can allow for self-provisioned services and automation to help control administrative overhead.

This is where technologies around the converged infrastructure can really help. Intelligent storage systems can help an organization cut costs and control very vital resources. In HP’s whitepaper, we learn how utility storage creates a unified platform for efficiency and growth. Directly modeled for the needs of virtualization and cloud computing, HP’s converged storage infrastructure leads to three very direct benefits:

  • Distributed environment multi-tenancy
  • Geographical resource federation
  • Cloud, virtualization, and data center efficiency

Furthermore, converged systems add a lot more than advanced functionality. With the idea to simplify the IT environment, using converged storage platform helps with both easy of management and agility. Now, administrators are able to control logical storage segments while still being flexible with the entire organization.

Download HP’s whitepaper on converged storage environments to see how an organization can embark on the path to IT as a service. These new types of platforms create an infrastructure capable of advanced automation and self-provisioned services on demand. Intelligent systems like HP’s utility storage will help reduce administrative costs and have other key benefits as well. By reducing the hardware footprint and deploying advanced platforms like the HP’s converged storage, organizations can actually help extend the life of their data center as well.  Consolidated systems operating with more efficient technologies are easier to control, cool and maintain. In fact, according to the whitepaper, companies can extend the life of their data centers by two to five years through a combination of IT strategies. In creating a robust environment, remember to always use intelligent systems which will enhance your ability to be both flexible and agile – while still consistently maintaining infrastructure control.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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  1. IT departments continue to be asked to do more with less resources. This is obviously a backwards approach as the IT department is what keeps things running smoothly. Investing in a monitoring solution ensures that downtime is minimized.