Most people manage many financial accounts such as chequing accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, and various other recurring items. Historically, we had to treat each account separately by sending payments by mail, keeping a record of each transaction and making sure the appropriate funds were available. This process was heavy and took too much time. Today's online banking technology has solved these complex problems. Now users can remotely manage all their accounts from a single interface, saving time, adding flexibility in managing their funds, and dramatically improving the banking experience. .

Necessary: ​​a common management solution for the data center

The old banking analogy is very similar to the many types of IT infrastructure management tools used by companies (and some still use them today) to manage their business. business. Over the years, companies have built their IT infrastructure environment with separate servers, storage, and network components, making their data center too complex and difficult to manage. These computing environments quickly became out of control, as did the multitude of management tools and specialized resources needed to maintain them.

Like online banking, which simplifies and streamlines banking operations, many businesses need a common management solution to consolidate all their infrastructure silos. Customers need a single solution, with a unified management interface, to help solve the complex issues associated with managing their hybrid computing environments including server, storage and network.

Most infrastructure providers struggle to provide such a solution because many management applications deal only with server management and may require separate applications to manage different storage and network components. The challenge is that such a tool should provide a comprehensive view of the health status of multiple servers, profiles, and appliances worldwide (including virtual and physical appliances). Just like online banking capabilities, the management tool should also provide faster access to information, which would allow for better decision-making.

The future is now

The kind of tools that companies need to solve their ever-increasing complexity problems in the data center is not a dream for the future. This type of infrastructure management software for data centers is already available and used by more than one million customers worldwide. HPE OneView enables customers to transform their servers, storage and network into a software-defined infrastructure that eliminates complex manual processes, drives IT collaboration, and increases the speed and flexibility of IT service delivery. The infrastructure management solution takes a software-defined programmatic approach, with effective workflow automation, a modern dashboard, and a complete ecosystem of partners.

With the help of a single management interface, customers can assemble servers, storage and networks for many infrastructure platforms. In addition, if a customer has multiple instances of HPE OneView, the HPE OneView Global Dashboard consolidates its hybrid infrastructure environment into a single view, providing the simplicity that is required.

Porsche Informatik is one of the largest developers of custom software solutions in Europe for the automotive sector. The company needed to streamline the management of more than 1,600 virtual servers and 133 blade servers – and chose HPE OneView to help them do that.

"HPE OneView gives us a much better and more intuitive view of our HPE server infrastructure. This dramatically speeds up many system management tasks, including the deployment of new ESXi servers and VLAN configurations, which are up to 90 percent faster, "said Gerald Nezerka, Windows Services Manager for Infrastructure and Platforms. common, Porsche Informatik.

Another customer, Opus Interactive, has been providing cloud hosting and colocation services, as well as backup and recovery services, for more than 22 years. When the company was smaller, it used stand-alone infrastructure management tools on an ad-hoc basis. But after growing rapidly in recent years, Opus Interactive needed a simpler way to maintain its infrastructure to meet service level agreements with more than 300 customers. They turned to HP OneView.

"HPE OneView allows us to do more with less," says Eric Hulbert, president and co-founder of Opus Interactive. "In order to maintain our level of service while continuing our rapid growth, we need as much infrastructure and clients managed by engineer or administrator as possible." Since it is now easier to manage all our devices, HPE OneView makes this possible. "

Like online banking, infrastructure management software simplifies vision in hybrid computing environments and saves IT managers time and complexity. In addition, new features in HPE OneView now allow customers to consolidate their entire hybrid infrastructure into a single view, no matter where they are. A better way to manage your infrastructure exists, and organizations use it everywhere.

To learn more about HPE OneView, see the free e-book: HPE OneView for Dummies. Or visit the website here.

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About McLeod Glass

mcleod glassMcLeod Glass is Vice President and General Manager of HPE SimpliVity & Composable at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. As such, he is responsible for all aspects of the product lifecycle in the software-defined HPE infrastructure. This includes the HPE Composable Infrastructure, Hyperconverged and Cloud Software product lines. McLeod has held a variety of engineering and product marketing positions in several HPE business units that manage server, storage and software product lines.