Four Solutions focused on solving key Customer NeedsSee Blueprint portal for pursuit and delivery materials: http://prime.sharepoint.hp.com/teams/TCCentral/StorageConsulting/default.aspx
the move to hybrid computing......and more specifically the cloud will be step-wise......Here...we;re trying to depict a way forward, for enterprises in particular, that want to transform their way of doing business. On the one hand, they are looking at moving to the “instant-on” enterprise, becoming way more reactive and agile in their business environment. This however requires their IT to transform itself. The vision HP has for that is that the CIO becomes the “strategic service broker” who provides the business with a combination of internal/external cloud services ---- and services delivered by their traditional environment.The first step towards cloud is to virtualize the environment, improving the use of the existing IT assets drastically, saving in energy, floor space and asset renewal. Once that is done, they may want to look at automation & standardization. Automation reduces the amount of resources focused on operational tasks, helping the company to shift the operation/innovation ratio. Standardization increases the efficiency of the virtualization effort, as it becomes easier to swap workloads across the resources.With those three we have an environment that is better managed to handle the existing requirements from the business at lower cost. The business paradigm now begins to shift. To build private cloud services, the first element to put in place is self provisioning, allowing the users to define what they want to use.Once that is in place, the provisioning of services may start. We suggest to start with non-critical services such as dev-test, who's scope is in a first instance limited to the IT department, This allows them to learn and experience what cloud means in the first place. Then business users can be added, but that often leads to the request for the provisioning of critical enterprise services also.Now, the company has a private cloud and can respond faster to demand from the business. But from a services perspective, they are still dependent on the services they have sourced or built.Now is the moment to start integrating with the outside world and there are three ways to do that. Each adds its own value.Bursting to external services improves the utilization of the environment and allows to address peaks in the business.Aggregation of external services provides more flexibility to get new services up and running quicklyAnd...building an eco-system cloud allows the enterprise to integrate better with suppliers, partners and the channel, to manage its eco-system in a tighter way, addressing variation in the business opportunities better.Once all of that is in place, the enterprise may look at whether it makes sense for them to become a service provider themselves. Maybe they sell cloud services complementing their existing business products or maybe the add a whole new area to their business portfolio.
Simple and fast data migrations from like arrays using local and or remote HP migration expertsAgent-less and light but extensive discovery of your existing environmentHeterogeneous support for most storage platforms moving data to or from HP, IBM, EMC, HAD and othersMigrating block and file storage as well as backup media and software like Net-backup, Legato and Data ProtectorCustomer driven planning and design to include mixed vendors in a tiered target environment
Enterprises with large data volumes need an efficient storage infrastructure; they will be looking to reduce hardware and associated costs substantially to keep their offering competitive. A key issue has been over-provisioning, with many sites exhibiting up to 75% unused capacity. They also need to get operations and administrative costs under control; in many cases existing teams are being stretched massively as their data farms grow. It is crucial that the data for multiple organizations can be managed securely and independently within the storage infrastructure – known as multi-tenancy. 3PAR meets all these requirements – and as we will see, this is a major understatement…They are Multi-Tenant, able to securely support huge numbers of applications and customers, concurrently. This is crucial for Service Providers, and of course is essential for enterprise applications, particularly in a highly virtualized environment.They are Efficient: case studies show reductions in acquisition and operational costs by up to 50%. 3PAR Thin Provisioning capabilities actually turn the rules of capacity allocation upside down! It allows users to safely allocate more storage capacity to host applications than actually purchased! 3PAR users can postpone physical disk purchases indefinitely, until the true capacity is actually required. They are Autonomic: let’s clarify what we means by Autonomic. A definition helps: autonomic is an adjective, derived from the Greek ‘auto’ = self, and ‘nomos’ = law. Hence Autonomic means self-regulating. Autonomic Storage is like breathing—you don’t even have to think about it. 3PAR simplifies, automates, and expedites storage management by handling storage provisioning, tiering, and change management autonomically—intelligently, at a sub-system level, without administrator intervention. It is this autonomic management of storage capacity that makes 3PAR so easy to manage at the human level. Customer case studies and analyst reports show increased storage management efficiency of up to 10x, or up to 90% saving in administrator costs.
All members of the X9000 family can be configured together into a single composite Scale-out NAS system.Provides common NAS functionality across multiple tiers of storage and performance capabilityEnables existing SAN based resources to be leveraged for the Scale-out NAS environment
While there are many combinations of CloudPointe designs that are possible, they are all variations on four basic set ups.Single File, Secure Sharing -- The simplest involves simple sharing of a one document with one or many other people via a ‘CloudPointe’ linkMulti-file, Secure Collaboration – Where multiple files are needed to be shared with a consistent group of partners, a workspace is setup and each individual given the access privileges they require.Workspace-Hub Combination – Hubs can either be utilized because the are easily created and decommissioned or because they provide a way to distribute the access privileges of workspaces.Workspace-Hub Combination with Multi-Storage Variety – Complexity can increase by adding either more user groups or by adding more and a greater variety of storage sites
What makes CloudPointe different than other cloud solutions? All of these solutions work by having clients upload files for sharing. They are different by the services they wrap around storage. CloudPointe is different because it does not store files at all which enables much greater control over a client’s digital assets.
The Analysts are talking about FluidOps “There is currently no other direct competition” Gartner – Cameron Haight, Thomas Otter / Research VPs – Gartner Cool Vendors in the SAP Ecosystem 2010, G00175172 “Semantic wiki technology to annotate resources, establish relationships and add free-text documentation is offered by fluid” Gartner – Cameron Haight, David M. Coyle - The Use of Social IT Management Tools and Technologies for IT Operations Is Embryonic, but Growing “In cooperation with fluid Operations, T-System was able to show a dynamic provisioning of SAP Systems in a elasticity that is hardly found elsewherehttp://www.cio.de/was_ist_cloud_computing/anbieter/2274043/index4.html Forrester – Stefan Ried, Senior Analyst --CeBit 2010 Enterprise Trends (http://blogs.forrester.com/stefan_ried/10-03-08-cebit_2010_enterprise_trends) Experton Group – Steve Janata – Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2011 “... one company, fluidOps, is incorporating some of this technology “Users should pay special attention to the in its eCloudManager product, and other vendors may follow” cloud management product family of Fluid Gartner – Cameron Haight – Collaborative Operations Management Operations AG, … is among the most interesting cloud management platform technologies in the market.” “That elevates fluidOps from an application-aware infrastructure manager (although its certainly that) to a true cloud-enablement player” 451 Group – Rachel Chalmers – fluidOps Emerges as Full-Fledged IaaS-Enablement Play