HCI enters a new era of AI-enabled management

By 05/08/2020 August 12th, 2020 Blog
managing the server in a datacenter

IT departments are always looking for any new advantage in performance, utilisation rates, or levels of resiliency. Unfortunately, datacenters and IT departments are still reliant on expensive silos of data centre specialists and infrastructure.

For any organisation who is serious about actively addressing operational costs, these inflexible silos of data center infrastructure should be of real concern. Particularly with the increase of virtualised environments – we see many organisations seeking to:

  • simplify and streamline their operations
  • improve efficiency
  • overcome rigid architectures and processes
  • find new ways to innovate and grow.

Over the past 10 years, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has become a popular choice for IT leaders looking for solutions to their transformation challenges. As a basic definition, HCI combines physical servers and storage with data services inside a single chassis or hyperconverged node.

These systems are wrapped in easy-to-use management tools designed to simplify the underlying architectural complexity, while providing an infrastructure environment that’s self-managing.

As a result, IDC analysis in 2019 revealed that sales of hyperconverged systems grew 70% to nearly $6.6 billion in total value and are poised to growth at a 25.2% CAGR through 2022. Gartner has also predicted that the spending on HCI is expected to reach $8 billion 2023.

Currently, we’re seeing a new era for HCI dawning. This is where we’ll see the focus shift from software-defined infrastructure to AI-driven operations.

The introduction of HPE InfoSight for HPE SimpliVity, has driven HCI to a new level of performance by creating an intelligent foundation for managing hybrid cloud environments. This AI-enabled HCI solution offers the predictive intelligence to remove many of the common headaches that IT managers encounter with infrastructure management.

Without the need to over-invest, HCI enables your organisation to start small and scale as your needs grow. With a smaller footprint and less power, cooling and licensing required, HPE SimpliVity customers have seen infrastructure cost reductions of up to 70%.

With AI intelligence, IT managers can use HPE SimpliVity to:

  • manage VMs and seamlessly move data across sites using the intuitive and familiar VMware vCenter®
  • leverage role-based access for backup users to search for and restore crash consistent backups
  • increase time to spend on innovation and new projects by more than 90%
  • simplify lifecycle management with orchestrated, one-click software, hypervisor, and firmware upgrades
  • mitigate data loss, collapse the stack, and remove silos with built-in backup, resiliency, and disaster recovery
  • Back up or recover a 1 TB VM in 60 seconds or less

HPE SimpliVity, powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, is an enterprise-grade hyperconverged platform that streamlines IT operations and disaster recovery with unprecedented efficiency, performance, resiliency, and intelligence.

SimpliVity leverages cutting edge AI to reduce the management complexity for IT leaders, while helping you to create scalable and secure environments for your most unpredictable and business-critical workloads. Get in touch with us today to discover a smart solution that delivers next-generation management capability while significantly reducing infrastructure complexity.

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