Cracking under pressure? How to eliminate datacenter anxiety and risk

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As an IT admin, when infrastructure systems go down, you’re responsible for getting them back up and running – fast. But the trouble doesn’t end there. When the pressure is off and the systems are back functioning correctly, an investigation closely follows. “Why did this happen? How can we ensure it doesn’t happen again?” If you can’t trust your legacy systems to stay online or come back from unplanned downtime quickly, you’re left wondering and worrying about when it will happen again. The worst part? You’re not sure how to fix it.

The good news is that data center infrastructure doesn’t have to be what is holding you back from driving innovation for your business. Organizations that use Hewlett Packard Enterprise OneView to manage their infrastructure are able to reduce the frequency of server downtime and associated user productivity losses. With the anxiety and risk out of the way, your productivity is improved and you have time to innovate for customers and other lines of business – giving them the tools they need to develop apps and add value to the business.

Fast, effective stress relief

As a converged infrastructure management platform for server, storage, and networking for Hewlett Packard Enterprise BladeSystem, HPE OneView enables more efficient, simple and flexible system configuration, provisioning, and operations through automation. This automation helps reduce risk by eliminating the chance of user mistakes. Imagine not having to worry about the effect one small typo can have on your production environment. Automation removes the risk by essentially removing the element of human error. Automation also makes it easier for systems to recover and to be brought back online from unplanned downtime quickly.

HPE OneView offers improved visibility through a single pane of glass – with a complete view of your entire IT infrastructure, even if it is spread across multiple sites, states or countries. In an instant, you get a simple, efficient and unified view of the health of servers, profiles and enclosures across multiple virtual and physical appliances. By proactively monitoring the health of your entire infrastructure at scale, HPE OneView Global Dashboard can alert you to problems before they result in downtime. How’s that for eliminating stress?

An antidote to unplanned downtime

What’s more, an IDC study found that organizations with HPE BladeSystem environments managed with HPE OneView have reduced the loss of productive time caused by unplanned downtime by an average of 91.3% per user per year.1 Any way you slice it, that is significant savings.

Bottom line, if worrying about your next unexpected system downtime is keeping your team from moving on to more productive business activities like innovation and application development, it’s time to check out HPE OneView.

For more tips on ways to rein in risk, read Mark Potter’s article, Move fast without breaking things: how hybrid infrastructure curbs risk and Said Syed’s article, How hyperconvergence meets IT’s hierarchy of needs.

1 IDC Study: The Business Value of HPE BladeSystem