The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This IDC white paper reviews important market trends that have driven a dramatic increase of real world hyperconverged infrastructure deployments. This paper also provides results of in depth interviews and a global IDC survey of SimpliVity customers, many of whom have experienced considerable operational efficiency gains resulting from the use of SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure.
In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time. Unfortunately, enterprise IT organizations often don’t see much, if any, associated increases in funding to accomodate these demands.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is radically shaking up the IT landscape, creating huge operational and economic benefits. Tier 1 applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and others are among the many beneficiaries of this new generation of infrastructure. However, there are many vendors jumping on the market bandwagon, and not all systems that are marketed as hyperconverged really fit the criteria. IT organizations need to do their homework to ensure they are selecting true hyperconverged solutions.
Imagine the benefits that a VDI environment could realize during a boot storm. All the VMs are based on the same template, and therefore they all have the same set of files during initial boot. Normally, 100 VMs all booting at the same time would require a significant number of HDDs, but with this hyperconverged infrastructure platform, the first VM to boot reads the block off the HDD, which promotes that block into cache. Now the next 99 VMs can all access that same block from cache. That’s a 100:1 IOPS reduction on the IOPS-bound disks.
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Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Data conversations continue to change as all businesses are trying to figure out today's reality of the move to the cloud, anywhere/anytime computing, and the explosive growth of data. These trends have drastically reshaped the IT industry and data management forever. With continued market innovations in storage, cloud, and hyper-converged infrastructures, there are six key modern IT needs that are increasingly the focus of CIO and technology leaders.
Businesses in virtually every industry are using location data to better understand their customers and users. By knowing how people move through and interact with a venue, businesses can gain valuable insights to optimize their locations and engage customers at the point of decision. However, contextual customer information is only as valuable as its accuracy. And when it comes to capitalizing on location data, a meter is worth more than a kilometer.
The Cisco® Hyperlocation Solution is the industry’s first Wi-Fi network-based location system that can help businesses and users pinpoint a user’s location to within one to three meters, depending on the deployment. Combining innovative RF antenna and module design, faster and more frequent data processing, and a powerful platform for customer engagement, it can help businesses create more personalized and profitable customer experiences.
Protecting your business-critical applications without impacting performance is proving ever more challenging in the face of unrelenting data growth, stringent recovery service level agreements (SLAs) and increasingly virtualized environments. Traditional approaches to data protection are unable to cost-effectively deliver the end-to-end availability and protection that your applications and hypervisors demand. A faster, easier, more efficient, and reliable way to protect data is needed.
Your growing business shouldn't run on aging hardware and software until it fails. Adding memory and upgrading processors will not provide the same benefits to your infrastructure as a consolidation and upgrade can. Upgrading and consolidating your IT infrastructure to the Dell PowerEdge VRTX running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 can improve performance while adding features such as high availability.
No matter your line of business, technology implemented four years ago is likely near its end of life and may be underperforming as more users and more strenuous workloads stretch your resources thin. Adding memory and upgrading processors won't provide the same benefits to your infrastructure as a consolidation and upgrade can. Read this research report to learn how upgrading to Dell's PowerEdge VRTX with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 could reduce costs while delivering better performance than trying to maintain aging hardware and software.
Dell Virtual SAN Ready Nodes with Horizon abstract and aggregate compute and memory resources into logical pools of compute capacity, while Virtual SAN pools server-attached storage to create a high-performance, shared datastore for virtual machines.
In a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, compute, networking, and shared storage are delivered from Dell 13G PowerEdge servers powered by Intel Xeon processors, which enables a pay-as-you-go, aff?ordable model to cost-effectively operate at high performance.
Today’s enterprise leaders are looking for a way to make apps run faster, IT management cheaper, and provisioning easier. The advent of hyper-converged software (HCS) has meant that organizations can now get much more out of their hardware than ever before. New data center options are emerging that save time, space and money — creating an industry pivot and a new focus on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
Organizations increasingly require IT infrastructures that support the speed at which their businesses must operate through simplicity, efficiencies, agility, and strong performance. Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, which enable organizations to minimize or nearly eliminate inefficiencies and complexity associated with maintaining storage and compute silos, have emerged as a strong potential solution for such organizations. IDC’s research demonstrates that organizations running workloads on Nutanix solutions such as Dell XC are benefiting are benefiting from cost and staff efficiencies, the ability to scale their infrastructure incrementally, very high resiliency, and strong application performance. This is helping interviewed Nutanix solutions customers better meet business challenges and has led many of them to establish plans for expanding their hyperconverged workload environment with Nutanix solutions.
Because many SQL Server implementations are running on virtual machines already, the use of a hyperconverged appliance is a logical choice. The Dell EMC XC Series with Nutanix software delivers high performance and low Opex for both OLTP and analytical database applications. For those moving from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2016, this hyperconverged solution provides particularly significant benefits.
Ensures IT can drive success in the future AEW Energie can now be confident that it has the IT to support new developments. With energy demands increasing and authorities applying pressure for cleaner energy production, companies such as AEW Energie continue to look for ways to solve those challenges. AEW Energie now has a reliable and efficient IT infrastructure that helps support innovation in the firm’s efforts to find the right solutions and meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Dell EMC provides VMware vSAN Ready Nodes that combine a wide range of Dell hardware and VMware vSAN software into a ready-to-order package. These include the new single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 servers powered by the AMD EPYC 7000-series processors. These Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are validated and configured to meet hyper-converged workload needs while taking advantage of lower single-socket licensing costs from VMware.
An IDC study shows Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) Powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor systems deliver the efficiency, performance and savings to increase business agility and enable innovation across your organisation.
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
A recent PwC survey noted that 45 percent of business and IT executives across 51 countries identified growing revenue via digital transformation as a top priority1. Success in this fast-paced digital landscape requires businesses to transform their IT infrastructures to achieve new levels of flexibility and responsiveness. At the same time, business leaders must find a balance between funding core aspects of the business while investing in new business and technology innovations needed to compete in today’s dynamic environment.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departmen
IDC interviewed organizations that have deployed Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack hyperconverged solutions powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor to support their expanding IT and business operations. Study participants reported that Dell EMC HCI solutions serve as a foundation for innovation across their distributed organizations by providing a cost-effective, agile, and high-performing IT infrastructure foundation. The result is that these organizations are realizing a 619% five-year return on their investment in Dell EMC HCI solutions, which IDC puts at a value of $150,776 per 100 users per year, resulting in a six-month payback period.
La Digital Transformation è diventata l'imperativo del business dal momento che gran parte degli aspetti dell'impegno economico è ormai digitale. In tutto il mondo, le aziende e le pubbliche amministrazioni stanno riprogettando le proprie infrastrutture tecnologiche per stare al passo con le richieste dei clienti, incentivare l'innovazione e rimanere competitive in un'economia digitale in continua evoluzione.
Una recente survey di PwC ha evidenziato che il 45% dei dirigenti aziendali e IT provenienti da 51 paesi ha indicato la crescita delle entrate attraverso la Digital Transformation come una delle priorità principali1. Per avere successo in questo scenario digitale caratterizzato da ritmi serrati, le aziende devono trasformare le infrastrutture IT e raggiungere così nuovi livelli di flessibilità e reattività. Allo stesso tempo, i dirigenti aziendali devono trovare un equilibrio tra il finanziamento dei principali aspetti del business e l'investimento in nuovi business e innovazioni
Uno studio di IDC mostra che i sistemi di hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)
Dell EMC VxRail e VxRack garantiscono l’efficienza, le prestazioni e il risparmio necessari
per migliorare l’agilità del business e promuovere l’innovazione in tutta l’organizzazione.
When running core workloads, consider hyper-converged infrastructure. Solutions like Dell EMC VxRail simplify operations and significantly
reduce TCO. Recent research from Evaluator Group shows how VxRail compares to AWS On-Demand:
Learn how to lower TCO with Evaluator Group’s full analysis
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