By: John Gray, director of data center marketing, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Businesses today know that the world has changed and must change with it, especially in how they approach business process improvements through the network.
They want to choose and build the right capabilities to centrally host applications and data in distributed locations, and they want to connect their people, devices, and resources in the way they need to limit disruption and make operations flexible for growth.
The answers lie at the intersection of hybrid cloud and next-generation data centers, technology that transforms IT operations and organizations.
The ultimate goal is faster business results by implementing technology that greatly simplifies management and operational complexity, freeing them to worry about underlying network protocols, topologies, and related complexity. Instead, they can shift focus to higher-impact projects and priorities needed to run the business.
Two companies have recently improved business processes and results through better integration of data center and edge networks.
ONGC, India’s largest oil and natural gas company, was looking for a pay-as-you-go model that could be implemented quickly without any impact on security and availability. Chose an HPE Superdome Flex on the HPE GreenLake Platform because it can process more data in real time, speed up analysis, and maintain fault-tolerant operations with in-memory computing, resulting in superior performance for SAP S/4 workloads HANA..
ONGC The HPE GreenLake Extended Agreement also supports a new deployment of edge network solutions to deliver faster, more reliable connectivity and to reduce network latency. The result is that ONGC’s entire edge-to-cloud infrastructure for the SAP environment now runs on a consistent platform, making it easier to manage and support.
A separate story is that of Australia’s leading container terminal operator, Patrick Terminals. The terminal features a precise orchestration between ships, cranes and heavy ground vehicles. Patrick Terminals streamlines a complex operation with autonomous machines that optimize efficiency, elevate customer service, lower costs, and improve human safety, all orchestrated from a private cloud. Patrick Terminals recently transformed its private cloud with HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure, HPE Primera Storage, HPE StoreOnce Backup, HPE Cloud Bank Storage, and Aruba Networks. The result is a faster and more reliable service. These improvements have translated into time and fuel cost savings for the terminal and its customers.
These are just two examples of many where the integration of HPE and Aruba solutions technology is helping deliver a cloud-like experience to IT operators with simplicity, speed, and security packaged in flexible as-a-service consumption models. .
HPE and Aruba offer dozens of highly differentiated pre-engineered IT infrastructure solutions that provide a wide variety of HPE calculate, storageand networking products spanning a variety of offerings, including virtualization, vSAN, hyperconverged infrastructure, high-performance computing, mission-critical systems, Microsoft solutions, SAP HANA, and VMware. These ready-to-deploy, integrated IT data center solutions help simplify and accelerate IT service.
Tangible and lasting benefits
Organizations undergoing digital transformation first want proven paths to success. HPE Reference Architectures document fully tested and validated workload architectures based on decades of HPE technical experience and ISV insights, providing the following benefits:
First, to reduce the complexities of planning, designing, and deploying infrastructure across a variety of workloads and infrastructure platforms.
Then achieve rapid deployment with less risk by using a repeatable best practice benchmark to determine optimized configurations.
Finally, achieve 75% faster deployment of complex, integrated IT stacks.
Also, here are some additional examples of HPE Reference Architectures that work with Aruba Data Center Networking technology:
A next conversation will take place in HPE Discover 2022State-of-the-art architecture and management for data centers – Session ID: DEMO501. Here, you can listen and learn how Aruba can help you modernize your data center with simplified, automated distributed services architectures built around a suite of pre-built HPE compute, storage, and networking solutions.
- Learn how Aruba networking solutions deliver cloud-like operations in data centers – Session ID: BB5334
This session will discuss how Aruba solutions bring cloud-like operations to enterprise data centers by simplifying operations and accelerating service delivery.
- Next Generation Ethernet Data Center Fabrics – Session ID: T4811
The next wave of data center connectivity requires higher performance 25/100 and 100/400 GbE fabrics to support workloads running on more powerful processing and faster storage.
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