Every 7-10 years, technology delivery undergoes a tectonic shift; one that opens up new business and access models. A shift that changes the way technology is consumed and the value that it can bring. A change in what is possible. A removal of inhibitors that unleash the power of innovation. Today, mobility, social, big data, and the advent of cloud computing are representative of such shifts offering a new means for IT to help organizations accelerate progress towards solving their most pressing challenges (including speeding innovation, enhancing agility, improving financial management). These shifts can unleash the power of IT to not only support but help shape the business.
Let’s look at the current evolution of service delivery…and HP’s view on the right hybrid delivery approach.A business service is a self-contained, full model unit including information, application & infrastructure. It’s a model that IT is very familiar with. In the traditional IT world, the service model is tightly coupled to the deployment model (data center)….dedicated, physical, homogeneous…and lacks flexibility. It’s served it’s purpose in the past as speed, agility and cost gave way to performance & security.Now what we’re seeing evolve in the market place with current solutions is not much different than what we’ve fundamentally seen in the traditional data center…i.e. service model tightly bound to the underlying deployment model. Disparate architectures, different management & security, and inconsistent tools for developers across the various models means that each service will require 4 separate deployment models - one for traditional, one for private cloud, one for managed clouds and one for the public cloud.This is problematic on a number of fronts. It is cumbersome for the developer and limiting from a deployment optionstandpoint. It does not allow a single service to travel between deployment models based on policies and changing business requirements. Instead, becausefour separate service-deployment model combinations must be maintained, the environment becomes much more complex and change resistant.The future model one needs to embrace is where the service model is loosely-coupled with the deployment model. This means that the service “binds” to the deployment model at execution time with no modification to the service required. You have a single service that can travel across traditional, private, managed and public cloud environments based on the need at that moment. This hybrid environment (across traditional, private, managed and public cloud) is built on an open and standards based common architecture, converged management & security across all deployment models, enables the means to “develop once and run anywhere”, and provides the flexibility and portability that delivers the “Services Anywhere” promise.However, the just like traditional environments often the business process is embedded in the cloud service. This makes them dependent to that specific deployment environment.To really be effective, the service model must separate from the deployment model so that they can travel across traditional, private, managed and public cloud infrastructures with the same management and security that drive enterprise-grade SLAs.
HP Converged Cloud is the industry’s first hybrid delivery approach and portfolio based on a common architecture spanning traditional IT, private, managed and public clouds. Engineered for the enterprise, HP’s Converged Cloud extends the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information and provides customers with: Choice through an open, standards-based approach supporting multiple hypervisors, operating systems, development environments, heterogeneous infrastructure and an extensible partner ecosystemConfidence through a management and security offering that spans information, applications and infrastructureConsistency through a single common architecture, portability across models, and one consumption experience.
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Why are we uniquely positioned to win with HP Converged Cloud:We have the industry’s most complete portfolio with best in class technology and integrated solutions. We are #1 or #2 in all markets.HP Converged Cloud is the industry’s first hybrid delivery approach and portfolio based on a common architecture spanning traditional IT, private, managed and public clouds. Engineered for the enterprise, HP’s Converged Cloud extends the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information.We’re bringing an open and extensible architecture…that enables flexibility and portability across deployment models. We provide un-matched heterogeneous support and choice: multiple hypervisors, multiple operating systems, multiple development environments, and multi-vendor infrastructure. And we’ve built the Converged Cloud architecture with partners in mind..allowing us to leverage an already second to none partner ecosystem and deliver the broadest set of solutions in the industry.Our culture is all about collaboration and partnering…..our ISVs, SI, outsourcers, VARs and Service Providers will all play a key role in this emerging market….and we will embrace them all with the Converged Cloud. We also provide customers with a single point of accountability for the spectrum of solutions – versus partnerships that drive complexity and cost up.And finally, as the largest IT vendor on the planet, our experience brings learning from thousands of customer engagements….these customer interactions have helped us create and shape our strategy….and focus our efforts on delivering innovation and value. We will also take our experience in operating large scale cloud environments (e.g. Snapfish, Autonomy) – and transfer this knowledge to our customers; helping them manage, secure and scale with industry best practices.