Business Value of Blade Infrastructures

The modern data center environment is evolving to support more users, more data and a lot more services. As the data center becomes an integral part of any organization, the focus becomes efficiency and a reduction in management overhead. Furthermore, IT environments are continuously striving to increase user density while still improving data center efficiency.

As more cloud computing projects and more emphasis are placed on the data center, administrators are going to look at more efficient ways to deliver data and user workloads. One of those very effective delivery means is through a highly scalable blade infrastructure. Not only are blades easier to scale, they bring other direct benefits to an organization. This includes:

  • Better density and computing resources
  • Improved network bandwidth control and utilization
  • Better IT facilities management
  • Simplifying the management process
  • Increase data center flexibility

In this IDC research white paper, sponsored by HP, we are able to see how and where the blade infrastructure can bring direct benefits to an organization. For example, the HP BladeSystem enclosure utilizes Platinum Power supplies with 94% efficiency for increased energy efficiency. Additionally, the HP Dynamic Power Saver mode enables more efficient use of power by placing power supplies in standby mode during periods of low utilization. HP Power Regulator, built for ProLiant, dynamically changes each server’s power consumption to match the needed processing horsepower, thus reducing power consumption automatically during periods of low utilization.

Download this white paper to see how IDC’s ROI analysis that customers can achieve considerable cost savings and improve the agility of their infrastructure by migrating to an HP BladeSystem environment. Remember, in building out any data center – one of the most important components will be the ability to scale and stay agile. Since the business environment can change at any time, it only makes sense to have an infrastructure that’s capable of the same flexibility.

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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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