The Rise of Integrated IT Infrastructure Systems: Top Enterprise Use Cases

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Converged Infrastructure: Enterprise-Grade Data Center Solutions

For large enterprises seeking significant gains in operational efficiency while continuing to support applications running on legacy infrastructure, moving to an enterprise-grade converged infrastructure solution can greatly reduce OpEx over time by consolidating the overall IT infrastructure footprint, centralizing and automating infrastructure management, and offering the fastest path to a cloud-based IT-as-a-Service model. Converged infrastructure options can scale up the enterprise's capacity to simultaneously accelerate application delivery and increase operational efficiency of the full range of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 enterprise workloads, regardless of where they reside or how they are delivered within the bimodal model.

In response to workers' increasing demands for anytime, anywhere access to company data and applications, today's CIOs and CTOs are turning to integrated IT infrastructure systems – converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions – to support a data center transition to cloud computing models built on the principles of the software-defined data center (SDDC).

SDDC architecture provides the needed flexibility, availability and security to stay ahead of workers' expectations; ward off rogue incursions into shadow IT; and allow for easy, centralized management of all data center resources. Integrated systems support SDDC architecture with highly scalable, reliable and secure infrastructure solutions that can direct virtualized pools of compute, storage and networking resources wherever they are needed on demand.

In this slideshow, Skip Bacon, vice president, Products – Storage and Availability, VMware, and Bob Madaio, senior director, Infrastructure Platforms Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems, examine the advantages of integrated systems — including converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions — in delivering cloud agility, and explore the top use cases for integrated systems being adopted by enterprises today.

 

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