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

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.

3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 6 . Enables resiliency and flexibility to support applications Accelerates standardization to drive higher levels of automation and increase productivity. divided. storage. and I/O resources that can be combined.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.

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

HP FlexFabric • As part of the HP FlexNetwork portfolio. wired-once. • Benefits : Lowers network complexity and cost. 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. Instantly migrates connections as applications move across different resources. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 8 . creates a common.

Optimizing your entire infrastructure more confidently. 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. Protecting continuity of services. • Benefits : Provisioning of services in minutes instead of months.

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

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

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

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

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and increasing their data center agility and flexibility. operational costs. reduced capital expenditures. and savings in energy costs as compared to traditional brick and mortar data centers. 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.Converged Data Centers • HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs) are data centers in portable 20 or 40-foot energy efficient containers.

They simplify the deployment and optimization of application environments by integrating hardware. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 18 . software. and services into turn key solutions.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 19 . and hypervisor resources. management.HP Virtual System • It is delivered as a complete. storage. networking. • HP Virtual System helps you eliminate performance bottlenecks with a balanced architecture that’s optimized for virtualized applications. highperformance virtualized system that is preintegrated — with optimized server.

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

networking. It’s everything you need in a single solution. 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. These systems bring together your applications with high-performance server. 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 21 . and hypervisor resources. storage. solution support.

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

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

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

architectures. 2 Standardized: Technologies and architectures are standardized. 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. allowing for easier management and lower costs. 3 Optimized: Technologies. and management are virtualized and rationalized across functional IT infrastructure expert teams. IT is a trusted partner for business innovation. IT is regarded as a cost center. with tiered service levels supported by service centric integrated IT processes. 5 Adaptively sourced infrastructure (most mature): IT is automated and reallocated based on business process needs. 4 Automated/Service-Oriented: IT is offered as a service.

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. upgrade  Receive a regular report on service consumption 3/15/2013 converged infrastructure for 27 . • 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. management.

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

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

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

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