Key elements to HPE Nimble Storage dHCI - explained - Lexel
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There’s been a number of talking points emerge in light of recent events and the unpredictable circumstances that we find ourselves in. When taking a forward-thinking approach, one such point is the evident need for organisations to have IT environments that facilitate remote working and can handle disruption to maintain business continuity.


This is by no means a new talking point; many organisations are aware just how critical the orientation of their IT environment is to their sustained success in the digital economy. But unfortunately, where we currently find ourselves has only further enforced the importance of technology to every business.


For a number of years, we’ve seen steady growth across the hybrid IT space, with organisations looking to leverage the best of the public and private clouds, while also maintaining an on-premise presence for the betterment of their business. And now more than ever, the benefits of a hybrid environment are there for all to see.


As with any IT environment, there are challenges to overcome, and one challenge we can all relate to is the overwhelming exponential growth of data. But we’re not going to dwell on that here, today, we’re going to explain the key elements to HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, built with HPE ProLiant servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor; a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform that works well as the on-premises component in a hybrid environment.


Simplicity at its core


Deploying virtual machines (VM) can be a tiresome task if the necessary resources are scattered across individual silos. However, with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, built with HPE ProLiant servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, your compute, storage and networking resources are all there, ready to go. This makes deployment a breeze, with full stack infrastructure up and running in 15 minutes [1] thanks to built-in automation software. Additionally, your ongoing management is simplified inside VMware vCenter®, and capacity planning is aided by prescribed forecasting for resources through HPE InfoSight. And if worse comes to worst, you lean on Lexel’s team of experienced experts for guidance and support.


Resiliency to be proud of


Resilience, it’s a word being practiced to its definition right across the world at the moment. It’s impossible to function without issues occurring from time to time. The key is to put the right infrastructure in place to handle these issues and keep your critical data and applications accessible at all times. This platform keeps your staff working and productive with 99.9999% availability that’s accompanied by predictive analytics delivered by HPE InfoSight. Aligned with its simplicity, the analytics capability helps diagnose performance problems by identifying the initial cause, delivering an 85% auto-resolution rate. [2] Furthermore, snapshot backup and replication capabilities allow you to execute data protection both on-premises and in the cloud.


Scale to your hearts content


It’s impossible to predict the future and things can change in a split-second. A big reason for the rise in hybrid IT has been the fluidity between resources that it brings. With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, built with HPE ProLiant servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, there’s efficiency for scale across your resources including hybrid clouds. The ability to independently scale power and capacity delivers flexibility for an unpredictable world. If there’s a workload that needs more capacity in the short-term, this is simple to achieve and comes free from the risk of overprovisioning, because you can just a simply scale it back when demand begins to wain or return to normal. Further to this, the scaling extends to the cloud with native data mobility that covers on-premises and a number of major cloud storage providers. [3]


Headache-free ownership


There are many complexities associated with hardware ownership including lifecycle costs, regular updates that only exist to maintain current performance, faults and a lack of ability to account for future demands. That’s not the case with this platform. Software automation, data services and HPE InfoSight which delivers continual improvement based off predictive analytics and global intelligence, are all free. Six-nines of availability means performance and business continuity are not compromised. There are also no unnecessary upgrades because of the efficient scalability and future proof nature of the platform. And with HPE Store More guarantee, you can rest assured that your data is safe.


Unrivalled support


Digital transformation is not a small undertaking, it requires commitment, succinct planning and the right support to succeed. During uncertain times, with people dispersed and the future unknown the complexity associated only compounds. In addition to the support and intelligence provided by HPE InfoSight, the Lexel team have a wealth of experience in implementing HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, built with HPE ProLiant servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, solutions to global best practice standards, and we know complex infrastructure inside out. With a range of different support services and financing options, we’ll recommend solutions and services that deliver best value to your organisation, both now and in the future.


Contact Lexel today to discuss your business challenges and where we can help you discover greater agility and control in your IT environment.


[1], [2], [3] Flexibility of converged. Simplicity of HCI. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI – Solution Brief, © Copyright 2019 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development L.P. a00074723ENW, July 2019, Rev. 1



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