The Inner Workings of a Converged Infrastructure Chapter 4

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The Inner Workings of a Converged Infrastructure
• Converged infrastructure solutions enable all resources and processes to be controlled by a shared-services engine that makes the most efficient use of IT, facility, and staff resources.

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Requirements and design principles
• It’s these areas that bring the core technologies together in the most optimal manner and make it easier to align your people and processes to gain the full value of convergence. • A converged infrastructure is :

Orchestrated :
You orchestrate the business request with the applications, data, and infrastructure ,define policies and service levels through automated workflows.
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Allows you to integrate new technologies with existing investments without having to start over.

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Resilient : You integrate fault tolerant missioncritical technologies and high availability and security policies.Requirements and design principles Virtualized: Virtualization separates the applications. Open : You build on standard. operating systems. and network connections from the underlying hardware. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 4 . data. easier and faster to reallocate resources to match the changing needs. common architectures and management aligned to your preferred virtual machine platform. and applications.

3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 5 .Foundational architecture • HP Converged Infrastructure is built on a next-generation IT architecture that creates a common management platform for a shared-services environment.

and I/O resources that can be combined. Enables resiliency and flexibility to support applications Accelerates standardization to drive higher levels of automation and increase productivity.HP Virtual Resource Pools It establish a common modular infrastructure of virtualized server. Benefits: Significantly increases total utilization by freeing capacity to support applications. and repurposed to match any application demand quickly and efficiently. storage. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 6 . divided.

3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 7 . and reduce energy costs. Extends the useful lifespan of facilities and other capital investments. Improves reliability across IT and facilities. reclaim trapped facility capacity.HP Data Center Smart Grid • It provides intelligent energy management across systems and facilities to optimize and adapt energy use. • Benefits: Reduces costs for powering and cooling IT systems.

virtual I/O network that consolidates Ethernet and storage networks onto a single fabric. • Benefits : Lowers network complexity and cost. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 8 . Dynamically adapts network protocols and scale capacity to match application demand on the fly. Instantly migrates connections as applications move across different resources.HP FlexFabric • As part of the HP FlexNetwork portfolio. creates a common. wired-once.

• Benefits : Provisioning of services in minutes instead of months. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 9 .HP Matrix Operating Environment • Infrastructure lifecycle management allows you to manage and automate resources — from infrastructure to application. Optimizing your entire infrastructure more confidently. Protecting continuity of services.

and local or remote disaster recovery will be enabled 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 10 . the required scalability.Examining Common Components HP Converged Infrastructure relies on a common set of components. Depending on the SLA. availability. provide a core for solution deployments to enhance the maturity and agility level of the entire IT environment. It enables an agile data center to provision services from pools of resources requested by the users. These pools of resources will be orchestrated to deliver the services requested via service catalogs based on business service level agreements (SLAs).

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HP Converged Infrastructure is able to link into larger-scale automation flows. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 12 .Examining Common Components A converged infrastructure doesn’t exist in isolation. into the IT service management processes. and into the tools that ensure availability and performance of business processes and applications. It provides infrastructure services for business processes and applications.

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Big Bang Approach 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 14 .

pretested. next generation applications. and tuned for virtualization. • A complete and leading portfolio of modular. standards based technology building blocks all designed for convergence. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 15 . • A complete portfolio of converged systems that are prebuilt.Transform or Evolve through a Portfolio of Flexible Solutions You can deploy : • A fully operational next-generation data center delivered quickly through converged or modular data centers. and cloud computing.

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operational costs. and increasing their data center agility and flexibility. reduced capital expenditures. and savings in energy costs as compared to traditional brick and mortar data centers.Converged Data Centers • HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs) are data centers in portable 20 or 40-foot energy efficient containers. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 17 . • The HP PODs deliver data center efficiency. which are ideal for customers who need to rapidly scale their data center while reducing capital investments.

HP Converged Systems HP Converged Systems are designed to deliver faster time to application value — and time to business success. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 18 . software. They simplify the deployment and optimization of application environments by integrating hardware. and services into turn key solutions.

highperformance virtualized system that is preintegrated — with optimized server. and hypervisor resources. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 19 . networking.HP Virtual System • It is delivered as a complete. management. • HP Virtual System helps you eliminate performance bottlenecks with a balanced architecture that’s optimized for virtualized applications. storage.

(PaaS). Enterprise HP Cloud System • Provide public cloud IaaS and SaaS Service Provider 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 20 . you will speed innovation. storage. Matrix HP Cloud System • Provide (IaaS). • As a result. security. HP Cloud System • Provides infrastructure-asa-service. solution support. networking. accelerate business processes. and management to automate the application-to-infrastructure life cycle for hybrid service delivery. and reduce time to revenue. and (SaaS).HP Cloud System • The HP Cloud System integrates servers.

They also include common management and security approaches. and hypervisor resources. storage. It’s everything you need in a single solution.HP AppSystems HP AppSystems are built on a common architecture that is designed to integrate seamlessly with your existing environment. networking. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 21 . solution support. These systems bring together your applications with high-performance server.

Offers a common operating experience to network administrators.and 2tier architectures and SOA-based network management. Is secured by industry-leading Tipping Point solutions. Delivers agility with advanced 1. Enables scale in two dimensions: features and performance.Changing the rules of networking • The HP Flex Network architecture: Based on open-standards & is certified to operate in heterogeneous environments. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 22 .

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3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 24 . collaboration). applications (for instance ERP. • It provide deployable configurations and product mappings that make up the actual solution. and cloud. messaging.Reference Architecture Design Guide • It include architectural blueprints for virtualization.

and IT governance: Technology and architecture Management tools and processes: Culture and IT staff 3/15/2013 • HP measures your business’s demand for infrastructure services and how they are delivered by your IT organization. converged infrastructure for 25 . supply.HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model • HP evaluates your IT organization’s current state across four domains: Demand. network. roles. • HP CI-MM considers both HP and non-HP hardware. • HP measures your IT organizational structure. manage. and infrastructure applications • HP examines the existing resources you have available to plan. and work environments. responsibilities. and improve infrastructure service delivery. software.

IT is regarded as a cost center.HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model 1 Compartmentalized (least mature): IT is dedicated to individual projects using ad hoc management tools and processes. with tiered service levels supported by service centric integrated IT processes. IT is a trusted partner for business innovation. architectures. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 26 . 4 Automated/Service-Oriented: IT is offered as a service. 3 Optimized: Technologies. and management are virtualized and rationalized across functional IT infrastructure expert teams. 5 Adaptively sourced infrastructure (most mature): IT is automated and reallocated based on business process needs. allowing for easier management and lower costs. 2 Standardized: Technologies and architectures are standardized.

• HP Cloud Start:  Request a compute service from a number of predefined choices and prices  Have the service provisioned immediately from a portal  Scale or cancel the service easily  Use the service and not worry about security. upgrade  Receive a regular report on service consumption 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 27 . management.Kick-Start Your Cloud Journey with HP • HP Cloud Discovery Workshop: helps organizations quickly get stakeholder buy-in and make decisions about cloud opportunities while getting everyone on the same page and to the same level of understanding.

storage. network. • Enterprise Cloud Services: HP Enterprise Cloud Services provide server. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 28 . You pay only for the resources you use — nothing more.Kick-Start Your Cloud Journey with HP • HP Cloud Maps: Cloud Maps can save weeks of development time to quickly get your key applications up and running in the cloud — which all equates to freeing your IT team for other tasks. and security bundles you consume as a service.

special growth incentives. support.Programs for Customers and Partners • HP ExpertONE : The program enables you to gain the valuable skills you need to integrate servers. HP financing. enhanced HP end-user focused marketing support 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 29 . and training. ✓ Preferred Partner: Includes all the HP Business Partner benefits as well as access to sales rebates and other financial benefits. storage. • HP PartnerONE : ✓ Business Partner: Provides basic partner benefits including promotions. common platforms and build the data center of the future. and networks into open. marketing support. ✓ Elite Partner (HP Converged Infrastructure Elite): Includes all the HP Preferred Partner benefits as well as dedicated channel sales support. and more.

3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 30 . networking. security. hosting. management.Programs for Customers and Partners • HP AllianceONE : It supports technical development and delivery of solutions across a wide array of specializations including the cloud. • HP ServiceONE : It is a new specialization within the industry leading HP PartnerONE program that enables partners to significantly expand their technology services portfolio with HP. storage management. business intelligence.

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