The Importance of Networking in Data Center TCO

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Today’s modern infrastructure is built around data-on-demand and a constantly connected end-user. More organizations are utilizing elements of cloud computing and are striving to be more agile. One challenge facing many organizations is that they are inhibited by their legacy network infrastructures, which are often proprietary. Their networks are no longer able to meet current business demands, let alone support business growth or new technological innovations. It’s important to find that right medium of technology where your organization can increase network capabilities and performance without increasing costs.

This white paper from HP takes a look at next generation technologies and how they’re able to improve a data center infrastructure. Furthermore, there is an emphasis on using intelligent systems which can also meet the needs of today’s business demands. With a modern network environment, organizations are able to gain competitive advantages with network infrastructures that are open and based on industry standards.

Download this white paper to learn how a modern network infrastructure can help both your data center and reduce your TCO. These benefits include:

  • Modern network infrastructures use open and industry-standard components, eradicating costly vendor lock-in.
  • Modern networking technologies are automated and intelligent, so your IT staff can dedicate more time to supporting business growth.
  • Network management is centralized, simplified, and streamlined through a single-pane-of-glass management platform, removing the need to maintain multiple management platforms.
  • Branch office network management is simplified and doesn’t require dedicated IT staff at remote locations.

Not only can a modern network infrastructure improve scalability, security and management – it can also increase the capabilities of the entire organization. The key idea here is to utilize smart – open – technologies to facilitate network migration and mitigate the risk and cost of change when the network needs to adapt to new business needs.

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[Image source: HP FlexNetwork Architecture]

With an ever-growing emphasis on cloud computing and IT consumerization, more organizations will have to ensure that they are able to meet these new demands. This white paper outlines how the FlexNetwork architecture allows enterprises to meet contemporary business challenges like those previously mentioned using open, industry-standard protocol implementations.

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 National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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