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5 ways HPE SimpliVity will transform your data center (get the eBook too!)

Servers, Storage and Networking | Posted on October 23, 2017 by Emily A. Davidson


How to best deal with ever-expanding data centers continues to be a major concern for IT.  The challenge for IT teams to keep up in today’s fast-paced environment is daunting, to say the least.

You’ve likely already converged some of your workloads, why not your infrastructure too? 

Collapsing the infrastructure stack into a single consumable hyper-converged IT system will streamline operations, resolve interoperability issues and bring cloud-like efficiency to your on-premise environment.

If you want to take a deeper dive, into how hyper-convergence will transform your business, download this free eBook: Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies – SimpliVity Edition.

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HPE SimpliVity introduces scalable performance while consolidating existing hardware and software solutions

In short, it frees up IT teams to focus on more important activities vs. daily maintenance tasks. Below are five ways HPE improves performance and reduces cost:

1. Enhanced data efficiency equals lower cost and higher performance

SimpliVity thrives on simplification of existing platforms. It works by hyper-converging hardware and software solutions into a single, all-flash platform. In a recent case study put out by HPE, Altrecht’s manager of ICT said, “Our IT team spends less time managing infrastructure, and more time supporting users and working on the new business functionality.”

SimpliVity reduces running costs and makes performance easy to scale. SimpliVity even runs more efficiently than Cloud-based solutions. As such, it gives those who choose to host on-premise a distinct advantage. It’s a great option that improves efficiency while maintaining and even increasing performance. Best yet, it does all this at a fraction of traditional setup effort.

2. Enterprise-grade resilience with less downtime and lower costs

Resilience in an enterprise environment is a must-have. With SimpliVity, the same resiliency exists whether you’re a large or small business. With only two nodes that need restoration, getting things back online is super quick and easy.

And less downtime equals lower costs. For the same level of resilience, most hosts need an RF3 configuration across at least five nodes.

3. Superior native backup and disaster recovery

If there’s one area where any IT team needs to be on the ball, it’s disaster recovery. According to an independent study of 135 organizations using SimpliVity, “78.2 percent of respondents indicated that their backup/recovery and/or DR operations had improved after the deployment…in addition, 60.7 percent of respondents experienced better application availability and reduced downtime after implementing HPE SimpliVity infrastructure.”

This is no surprise. SimpliVity offers built-in backups, that can be restored in ten minutes via a PRO recovery. Reduce that to sixty seconds or less to run a local backup or restore of a 1TB VM.

You get all this with no expensive add-ons required. On other solutions, these services are often run by a third party.

4. Easy integration, capacity savings, and improved functionality

SimpliVity is a platform that is straightforward to integrate. It’s a unique product, yet easy to pick up for anyone familiar with the concepts of vCenter. HPE guarantees 90% capacity savings across storage and backup.

As a result, SimpliVity has seen its sales numbers skyrocket. Organizations are buying into a solution that gives them existing functionality at a fraction of the cost.

5. Consolidates hardware into a smaller and easier-to-maintain data center

Due to the setup and operation of SimpliVity, it requires less hardware. This also means less storage, less data center space, and lower operating costs. Over three years, this equals 40% lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than AWS or even a Virtual Machine (VM) setup on average.

Part of the standard setup involves deduplication, meaning you only run what you need. There’s subsequently less to administer, update, and license. You can also be sure you’re not running multiple instances that are taking up resources unnecessarily.

How to get HPE SimpliVity working for you

With all these benefits and more, it’s no wonder that leading businesses today are upgrading to a hyper-converged platform. That’s one of the reasons why we’ve created Softchoice’s Datacenter TechCheck. This unique service helps organizations check their current infrastructure. Then, our team will help build the best plan for a smooth move to a streamlined system.

To learn more, you can visit our Hyper-converged Infrastructure for Dummies page to access this free eBook Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies – HPE SimpliVity Special Edition with chapters on how to:

  • Understand why stopping at servers and storage leave opportunities on the table
  • Leave siloed infrastructure and hardware-level management behind
  • Gain cloud-like consumption-based economics in your data center
  • Increase performance, lower capacity requirements, improve agility, and dramatically lower costs

Find out today why HPE SimpliVity is a new powerhouse in hyper-converged Infrastructure:

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