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Now more than ever, organisations need to adapt to a constantly evolving business landscape. HPE sheds light on how HCI 2.0 can enable enterprises seamlessly modernise their IT infrastructure and accelerate their business growth

Advances in technology and increasing interconnectivity today have pushed enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation to stay relevant and competitive while uncovering new growth opportunities.

Over the years, enterprises have adapted to changing IT and business landscapes, ready to embrace any innovations or strategies that they may require. To do so, they needed to ensure that business processes and systems are flexible enough to cope.

Global technology player Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) highlighted that a foundational infrastructure technology that can help businesses to innovate faster and more effectively is hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI 2.0).

HCI 2.0 combines server hardware and locally attached storage resources with intelligent software. It enables organisations with flexible building blocks instead of legacy servers, networks and storage arrays. It then allows them to take advantage of cloud-like simplicity to easily manage virtual desktops, apps and data.

The second generation of HCI, exemplified by HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, brings together the best of converged and hyperconverged architectures on a flexible platform with independent scaling of compute and storage. It overcomes the limitations and drawbacks of first-generation HCI. By disaggregating compute and storage resources, HCI 2.0 makes it possible to scale each independently to maximise efficiency. It allows organisations to add as much – or as little –storage or compute as they need. It eliminates the network traffic across nodes enabling low-latency performance with fewer bottlenecks.

HPE’s HCI 2.0 provides enterprise-level speed and resilience. It is quick to deploy, from rack to apps, and delivers up to 93% reduction in time spent to deploy, manage and scale storage. This means that an organisation can adapt faster to changing conditions, without worrying about additional spending on storage or compute that they don’t need.

What’s more is that HPE’s HCI 2.0 incorporates HPE InfoSight, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to predict and prevent disruptions and provide cross-stack analytics that improves application performance and optimise resource use. It also assures business continuity through advanced replication for multi-site disaster recovery.

If you’re still not convinced of HCI 2.0’s transformative capabilities, here are 4 key features of HPE HCI 2.0 that can help enterprises modernise their IT environments and accelerate their growth:

HPE HCI 2.0 scales compute and storage individually. This ensures that resources are not wasted and organisations can scale depending on their specific needs to bolster their IT systems and ensure business continuity. With its AI-driven capabilities, HCI 2.0 can also automatically detect existing servers and seamlessly integrate new resources into the current environment for easy management.

Good value for investment

With an intelligence-driven HCI, workloads can be consolidated into a unified infrastructure while ensuring reliable performance. This means that enterprises can operate within a smaller footprint while improving their efficiencies and maximising their current resources.

HCI 2.0 enables businesses to determine the minimum and maximum performance requirements for each workload. With HPE HCI 2.0, enterprises can expect 99.9999 percent storage availability, and there is no single point of failure. It can support three simultaneous drive failures. It also enables faster and more frequent backups with application-consistent snapshots and advanced replication.

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