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.

Modular :
Allows you to integrate new technologies with existing investments without having to start over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HP Converged Infrastructure is able to link into larger-scale automation flows. 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. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 12 .Examining Common Components A converged infrastructure doesn’t exist in isolation.

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standards based technology building blocks all designed for convergence. next generation applications.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. • A complete and leading portfolio of modular. and tuned for virtualization. and cloud computing. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 15 . pretested. • A complete portfolio of converged systems that are prebuilt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and infrastructure applications • HP examines the existing resources you have available to plan. and work environments. • HP measures your IT organizational structure. network. converged infrastructure for 25 . manage. software. and improve infrastructure service delivery. 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. supply.HP Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model • HP evaluates your IT organization’s current state across four domains: Demand. • HP CI-MM considers both HP and non-HP hardware. roles. responsibilities.

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

• 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 .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. management.

• Enterprise Cloud Services: HP Enterprise Cloud Services provide server. and security bundles you consume as a service.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. network. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 28 . You pay only for the resources you use — nothing more. storage.

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

security. • 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. hosting.Programs for Customers and Partners • HP AllianceONE : It supports technical development and delivery of solutions across a wide array of specializations including the cloud. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 30 . business intelligence. management. storage management. networking.

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