How hyperconvergence meets IT’s hierarchy of needs

Hyperconverged infrastructure delivers rock-solid application availability, reliability, and data protection so you can take IT to the next level.

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Abraham Maslow is well known in the field of psychology for his theory of the hierarchy of needs. Simply put, the theory states that people are motivated by certain needs, and only when lower needs (such as food, water, shelter, and security) are met can they move on to fulfill needs at higher levels.

Those in IT definitely understand the basic need for security. IT leaders worry whether their infrastructure, data and systems are all safely backed up and will come back online quickly in the event of unplanned downtime. Only when they feel that the risk has been reduced and their systems are securely protected and reliable can they move on to the next level — innovation, the lifeblood of continued success.

Infrastructure backup, reliability, and support are huge concerns for mid-sized businesses and enterprises with remote offices. These organizations have to be able to keep pace with growing and sometimes unpredictable workloads; they need to be able to scale quickly and seamlessly. Additionally, they need to maintain business continuity and ensure centralized backup, recovery, and replication of data, following standard configurations and corporate processes. At the same time, adding new systems in any environment, be it for remote offices or for the enterprise, comes with the added risk of human errors.

Reining in risk

The Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hyper Converged 380 is an all-in-one compute, software-defined storage and intelligent virtualization solution that solves these concerns for mid-sized businesses and remote offices. HPE Hyper Converged 380 is intuitive, with a consumer-inspired user interface that makes deploying VMs and managing IT easier through automation of many tasks that specialists once had to perform. With the human error element removed, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 can deliver simplicity, resiliency and reduced risk to medium-sized businesses and remote offices.

The HPE Hyper Converged 380 also helps alleviate risk because it’s built on a tested, validated, robust architecture. The HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, the world’s best-selling server, provides a solid foundation for the HPE Hyper Converged 380 and is field-proven in a variety of use cases, including virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud applications. (Check out this HPE Hyper Converged 380 Business Value Analysis from Porter Consulting.)

But what about application availability, reliability, and data protection?

Rest easy and move on up

HPE Hyper Converged 380 protects IT with inherent multi-level availability and disaster recovery capabilities, including transparent virtual machine failover, storage-based snapshots and remote copy integration. Standard on all of HPE’s Hyper Converged systems, HPE StoreVirtual is proven technology with high availability of 99.999% and enterprise-class features such as centralized management, non-disruptive scalability and support of flexible, heterogeneous environments. And HPE StoreVirtual ensures that your data is always available by letting you easily set up remote copy replication (which can be manually triggered, scripted or scheduled) for centralized backup and disaster recovery.

HPE Hyper Converged Systems deliver the benefits of built-in high availability, reliability, and data protection, and are validated on trusted technology from HPE and technology partners. At a time when IT must be innovating for the business to stay ahead, not just maintaining systems, HPE Hyper Converged 380 lowers risk and allows IT leaders to rest easy. They know their systems are safe and secure, allowing them to move on to a higher level of business productivity. Maslow would be proud!

Read more about hyperconvergence – the next wave of virtualization – and how it can help IT.

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 for more on hyperconverged infrastructure, see my article Put IT operations into hyper-drive with hyperconvergence.