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HCI 2.0 from HPE powers business recovery through innovation 

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,technologywill prove pivotal to business recoveryasorganizationsseek torestore revenue. 

Global market intelligence firm IDCpredictsthatbusinessesrecovery will have five clear stages.In a recent interview withZDNet, IDC President Crawford Del Prete definedthefive stages of the pandemic as:crisis,slowdown, recession,investment, andfinallyrecovery. 

Del Prete explains thatorganizational responses will match these phases. 

The first phase was all about maintaining business continuity, withorganizations transitioning to remote working as governments across the globe announced lockdown measures. 

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Role of IT services on the journey to pandemic recovery byIDC via ZDNet. 

 

Now organizations aremovingout ofcrisis mode, into focusing on ROI andcost optimization. With a global recession flattening economies, Del Prete says businesses will now look to “flatten their own organization's recessionary curve by leveraging technology”. 

All in all, he says,“innovation is the only viable path for enterprise recovery”.One of the key innovations that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has seen its customers embracing isacompact hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) thatcanbe deployed simply and quickly, and that offersa50% lower cost per remote worker. 

 

PetSure, a leading provider of pet insurance,chose HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to deliver remote veterinary care and enable future growth, andwasable to reduce operating costs by 50%,whileimprovingperformancetimes for Virtual DesktopInterface (VDI)workloads100%,andachieving50% faster application provisioning. 

 

“We can now provide a superior VDI solution to support changes to our business model and our 400+ employees working remotely,” said Rob Collins, Head of Infrastructure and Service Management atPetSure. “In the past, we were using AWS for our VDI workloads, but the costs were too high for us. With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, we were able to…improve efficiency by 70 per cent.” 

 

Now,asorganizationsseek to accelerate innovation and time to market by driving unprecedented resilience, agility, and workload consolidation from IT, all this is within reach,with intelligent,hyperconverged infrastructure.HCI2.0isemerging asacentral elementfordatacentersglobally.HPE’s ThomasGoepelhas saidthat this is becauseHCI 2.0 enables what technology-poweredbusinesseswant and have askedfor: built-in intelligence, automation, flexible economic models, enhanced security, andaccelerated opportunity to market. 

 

“HCI has gone through a really big transformation in the last few years. When I look at how it originally started, it was literally people looking for a better way of building virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. They wanted to combine servers and storage in a single device and make it easier to operate,”Goepelexplained. 

 

Now,HCIisbecomingacore elementindatacentersaround the worldand theuse cases have significantly expanded.It may have started with VDI, butHCI is now being used for many otherbusiness applications, includingcritical databases like SAP HANA. 

 

HCI’s rapid growth has been driven by itsease of use—but it also came with limitations, especially when it came to mixed and unpredictable workloads. These are the limitations that HCI 2.0fixes. 


Want to know more?  Contact your VLCM rep to find out how HPE HCI 2.0 can really make doing business simpler.

 

 

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