Is your IT infrastructure too complex? Too costly to operate? Too slow in responding to the needs of your business? If so, you're not alone. And you've come to the right place for help.
Infrastructure convergence helps you increase IT speed and agility by making the data center simpler, more flexible, more efficient and less expensive to operate. It achieves this by breaking down rigid, complex IT silos around your network, data center and storage infrastructures and transforming them into adaptive pools of resources that can be shared by many applications and managed as a service. It also includes embedded security at both the perimeter and core of your network, as well as power and cooling management capabilities so systems and facilities work together. Taken together, converged infrastructure accelerates the provisioning of IT services and applications to deliver value to the business in a systematic, repeatable, and secure environment.
A recent IDC study proved the practical benefits of infrastructure convergence. Businesses that have implemented HP Converged Infrastructure have been able to cut application provisioning time by 75% and reduce downtime by 97%. Moreover, these companies have been able to shift more than 50% of their IT resources from resources to innovation.
"We went from approximately 600 physical servers down to 150," says Steven Ross, VP of Technology at clothing retailer Chico's. "We also increased our processing capabilities…across more than 1,000 stores and our e-commerce Website by 50% in less than eight weeks."
Infrastructure convergence has made the emergence of cloud computing and the promise of services anywhere, anytime a reality. But cloud is not one-size-fits-all. Organizations considering cloud adoption must consider the right mix of on- and off-premises services that leverage the best of traditional IT with private, managed and public cloud. Read on to learn more about how converged infrastructure provides the ideal foundation for converged cloud.
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