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It is changing -- and there's a desire to find new ways to deliver applications and services -- to serve the business. Our own Don Frame and Gina Hefner address these challenges specifically for the public sector...

It is changing -- and there's a desire to find new ways to deliver applications and services -- to serve the business. Our own Don Frame and Gina Hefner address these challenges specifically for the public sector...

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  1. 1. Don Frame Gina Hefner Don Frame and Gina Hefner July 28, 2016 Don Frame Gina Hefner Hyperconvergence: Reducing Costs and Complexity in the Data Center © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. 2 Hyperconverged and software-defined technologies help IT address the challenges while empowering businesses to take advantage of the opportunities. IT Business Challenges IT Business Opportunities Rapidly Provision New Services Better Manage Risk Provide Predictable IT Costs Legacy Systems Inflexible and Complex Siloed Systems Hard to Protect and Manage Pressing Need to Reduce Cost IT is required to find new ways to rapidly deliver applications and services that elevate IT to focus on the business. © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. 3© 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Infrastructure Evolution • Easy to acquire • Faster deployment • Easy to acquire • IT agility • Faster deployment • Easy to acquire • Lowest cost • IT agility • Faster deployment • Easy to acquire Traditional Infrastructure (since 1995) Converged Infrastructure (since 2010) Hyperconverged Infrastructure (since 2014) Software-defined Infrastructure (evolving) Inflection point: Server virtualization becomes mainstream Inflection point: Storage virtualization adoption accelerates Inflection point: Network virtualization adoption accelerates Market inflection point that drives a technology evolution As IT departments look for lower costs, IT agility, and faster deployments of capability, they will transform their infrastructure from traditional to converged to hyperconverged and beyond.
  4. 4. 4 What Is a Hyperconverged Infrastructure? HYPERCONVERGED Hyperconverged infrastructure tightly integrates compute, storage, and virtualization into a single data center appliance. The end result is dynamic capacity that helps you meet diverse needs with unified simplicity, reducing the cost of building and supporting next-generation IT.
  5. 5. 5© 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Why Public Sector Organizations Need A Hyperconverged Infrastructure Faster to deploy Higher performance Easier to scale Stronger data protection Higher availability
  6. 6. 6 How Does the Public Sector Benefit? © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. More predictable Worry-free transitions Ideal match Minimize IT operational workload Rock-solid availability Reduced capex and opex
  7. 7. 7© 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Hyperconverged Key Workloads IT infrastructure VDI Cloud Virtualized data center Video surveillance 1 Big data 2 Database 3 Collaboration 4
  8. 8. 8 What Is a Software-defined Infrastructure? Basic capacity: • Server • Storage • Compute What are the benefits? • Flexibility • Simplicity • Cost-effective scaling • Easier automation • Reduced need for specialized IT skill sets SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER Software- defined server Software- defined compute Software- defined storage Software- defined security Software- defined automation Software- defined monitoring SOFTWARE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. 9© 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. What Is an Appliance-centric Infrastructure? • Single-vendor solution • Single pane management across SW and HW • Software already loaded and tested • Turnkey installation • Easy scalability • Includes integrated services like data deduplication and protection
  10. 10. 10 Five Myths About Hyperconvergence © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Hyperconvergence drops long-term IT costs dramatically, reducing everything from power bills to support costs. Hyperconvergence will dramatically drive up IT costs1 Even with hyperconvergence deployed, SAN still has a critical role in your evolving data center. Hyperconvergence means the end of SAN 2 Hyperconvergence delivers a unified data center platform that makes it easier to manage information governance. Hyperconvergence will create additional IT silos inside my data center3 Hyperconvergence is the right choice for lots of high-capacity compute program needs.Hyperconvergence is only best for VDI 4 You can still build the data center solutions that fit your specific needs. Hyperconvergence will lock you into a particular vendor5
  11. 11. 2016 Lenovo Internal. All rights reserved. Lenovo Solutions for Hyperconvergence
  12. 12. 12 Lenovo System x3650 M5 Rack-mount Servers Powered by DataCore Software These systems offer the following advantages: • Applications run faster and uninterrupted • Pool online storage and protect data • Centralize and automate storage management The net result is better performance and availability for databases, VDI, and other virtualized applications. © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. 13 SimpliVity OmniStack with Lenovo System x3650 M5 Rack-mount Servers Combines eight to 12 core data center functions such as: • Replication • Cloud gateway • Caching • WAN optimization • Real-time deduplication • Hypervisor • Compute • Storage • Network switching • Backup © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. 14 Lenovo System x3250 M5 with StorMagic SvSAN Benefits: • Enhanced performance • Affordable price point and TCO • Suitable for SME and ROBO with larger application requirements • Compact 1U servers • Groundbreaking storage density • IMM2 management with FoD The StorMagic SvSAN solution leverages powerful Lenovo System x and ThinkServer® servers for optimal reliability, scalability, and performance © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. 152015 Lenovo Internal. All rights reserved. #1 Hyperconvergence – 52% market share1 Leader in Integrated Systems – Gartner MQ2 Only hyperconverged solution supporting all major hypervisors #1 in x86 reliability4 #1 customer satisfaction5 Most #1 world-record benchmarks on performance systems5 1. IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Hyperconverged Systems 2014 Vendor Assessment 2. Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems 3. ITIC 2015-2016 Global Server Hardware, http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/system-x/pdfs/white-papers/itic_2015_reliability_wp.pdf 4. TBR Customer Satisfaction Survey, Aug 2015, http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/system-x/pdfs/white-papers/tbr_x86servers_top_csat_2q15_wp.pdf 5. Intel world records as of Oct 29, http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/benchmarks/server/xeon-e7-v3/xeon-e7-v3-world-record.html© 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. History of Innovation and Customer Focus
  16. 16. 16 Lenovo Converged HX Series for Appliance-centric Hyperconvergence • Lenovo HX3000 Series – Designed for compute-heavy workloads, this solution is ideal for VDI, web server, light databases, and smaller virtualization workloads. • Lenovo HX5000 Series – Designed for storage-heavy workloads, this solution can help with workloads that have large capacity needs, file servers, backup, Hadoop, and disaster recovery deployments (DR). • Lenovo HX7000 Series – Designed for high performance, this solution can provide significant benefits for larger databases, MS SQL, Exchange, Oracle, and other I/O-intensive workloads. © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. 17 Simplifies Hardware Systems Management © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Lenovo XClarity Administrator NETWORK-BASED AUTO-DISCOVERY OF NEW SYSTEMS REAL-TIME MONITORING, FAULT DETECTION, ALERT HANDLING POLICY-BASED FIRMWARE LEVEL COMPLIANCE SERVER CONFIGURATION PATTERNS OS AND HYPERVISOR INSTALLATION TO BARE METAL SERVER • VIRTUAL APPLIANCE • WEB-BASED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE • REST APIs • POWERSHELL Pool of Managed Lenovo Hardware Systems
  18. 18. 18© 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved. Why Lenovo? • High performance with Intel® Xeon® processors • Best-of-breed interoperability • The compute, storage, networking, solutions, and services capabilities that meet the diverse needs of data centers and mobile devices • Most rigorous security process in the industry with end-to-end control over our global supply chain • Lenovo ranked #1 in reliability with the lowest downtime of any x86 servers in the industry • Lenovo ranked #1 in customer satisfaction
  19. 19. 19  Greater choice of hyperconverged platforms and business partners  Confidence in deploying on world-class hardware from a leading vendor  Dramatic reduction in cost and complexity of data centers  Global infrastructure with domestic support How Organizations Benefit © 2016 Lenovo. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. 20 For More Information Lenovo Education www.lenovo.com/education Follow us on Twitter @LenovoEducation Find us on LinkedIn Lenovo Government www.lenovo.com/government Follow us on Twitter @LenovoGov Find us on LinkedIn To learn more about Lenovo solutions featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, visit solutions.lenovo.com Don Frame framed@lenovo.com Gina Hefner ghefner@lenovo.com

Editor's Notes

  • IT in data centers is still evolving and there are new innovations that can help mitigate challenges and create opportunities.

    Lets talk about today’s challenges
    Data centers today have unprecedented challenges, but great opportunities as well

    Continue to struggle with inflexible systems
    Stuck in a silo approach that is hard to secure and manage
    Have a continued need to reduce cost

    Need to innovate and rapidly deploy new services and capabilities
    Need to continue to manage and reduce risk
    Bring costs in control

    Technologies such as Hyperconverged and software defined can help
  • “Tightly coupled compute, network and storage hardware that dispenses with the need for a regular storage area network (SAN). Storage management functions — plus optional capabilities like backup, recovery, replication, deduplication and compression — are delivered via the management software layer and/or hardware, together with compute provisioning.”

  • According to the Storage Networking Industry Association(SNIA), about 60 percent of data center CAPEX and OPEX is spent on SANs and SAN-attached storage. Hyperconvergence potentially eliminates all of these costs.
    By converging storage, storage management, and the SAN at the hypervisor level and placing the SDS stack adjacent to the workloads, hyperconvergence reduces IT complexity, increases application performance, and delivers a dramatically more adaptive infrastructure. Storage-intensive applications become easier to deploy, manage, and scale than on traditional systems. This in turn reduces capital and operating costs — a critical consideration at a time when data is growing far faster than budgets.

    Hyperconverged technology helps agencies and institutions deliver more robust digital services while reducing their cost and complexity.
    It’s faster to deploy in the face of ever-evolving workload challenges
    It’s easier to scale when new capacity is needed
    It offers higher performance for today’s critical applicstructures
    It drives higher availability at lower cost thanks to virtualization
    It ensures stronger data protection thanks to automated backup, deduplication, recovery, and monitoring
  • Hyperconverged solutions are perfect for the needs of technology organizations tasked with delivering future-ready innovation on budgets that barely keep pace with today’s demands.
    More predictable data center economics, even in uncertain times
    Ideal match for building smarter shared and consolidated services
    Worry-free transitions to the cloud-driven services internal and external customers demand
    Rock-solid availability and continuity of operations
    Minimize IT operational workload, freeing time and talent for more strategic challenges
    Drastically reduced capex and opex

    Tomorrow’s demands are uncertain. One thing we know for sure is that users will want more (e.g., services, applications, choices) and a hyperconverged infrastructure helps deliver on those requirements.
  • The final realization of what started with server virtualization: a software layer, supported by distributed hardware resources that delivers infrastructure as an application (i.e., an applistructure).


    The end user sees little difference, but IT gets to replace specialized hardware, solutions, and even skills sets with a single unified platform for building and managing compute demand needs.
    What gets virtualized?
    “Orchestration and Automation”

    WAN management
    Continuous monitoring
    backup, deduplication, and recovery
    Capacity analytics, load balancing
    Identity/access management
    Perimeter/workload security

    Better flexibility to quickly respond to new demands
    Stronger simplicity of a single management pane across all resources
    More cost-effective scaling thanks to reliance on commodity, not specialized, hardware
    Easier automation of IT tasks and workloads
    Reduced need for specialized IT skill sets
  • Instead of transforming new or existing servers with software, appliances ship with software already loaded and tested
    Great for larger virtual server and VDI deployments with limited IT resources
    Single-vendor solution
    Turnkey installation, can be done in less than an hour in some cases
    Easy scalability
  • Hyperconvergence means deep changes to my IT staff.
    Hyperconvergence doesn’t require less help, just a shift in focus and workload.
    Hyperconvergence doesn’t necessarily doesn’t mean a new hire. It means leaning more heavily on existing infrastructure and network architect teams. They do most of the heavy lifting up front – once up and running less fine tuning and management is required. This means IT can spend time on more strategic tasks.
     
    Hyperconvergence will dramatically drive up IT costs.
    Hyperconvergence drops long-term IT costs dramatically, reducing everything from power bills to support costs.
    While the upfront costs of hyperconvergence can be higher than non hyperconvergence solutions, most studies show a more dramatic reduction in CAPEX and OPEX over the long-term – with no wide scale rip and replace required.

    Hyperconvergence means the end of SAN.
    Even with hyperconvergence deployed, SAN still has a critical role in your evolving data center.
    While hyperconvergence integrates storage needs for its workloads, organizations will still lean on SAN resources for additional capacity and in situations where hyperconvergence doesn’t make sense.

    Hyperconvergence will create additional IT silos inside my data center.
    Hyperconvergence delivers a unified data center platform that makes it easier to manage information governance.
    While hyperconvergence builds infrastructure through large, modular blocks of integrated capacity, IT can still maintain a granular control of its information. hyperconvergence removes technical siloes while giving IT and decision-makers the confidence they need to tackle governance challenges.

    Hyperconvergence is really best for VDI
    Hyperconvergence is the right choice for lots of high-capacity compute program needs.
    While the elasticity and reduced management costs make hyperconvergence an ideal platform software-defined desktop experience, its potential is much larger. It can bring the same responsive capacity and agile IT management to larger organization-wide workloads.

    Hyperconvergence will lock into a particular vendor?
    You can still build the data center solutions that fit your specific needs.
    While hyperconvergence solutions are typically supplied by a single vendor, that doesn’t necessarily mean all interoperability is lost. Relying on open standards and protocols, hyperconvergence solutions don’t pose any more significant proprietary constraints than other solutions.
  • Lenovo and DataCore have created a storage solution that is able to harness the full potential of today's storage technology and provide the performance and SLAs needed for 'always-on' applications.
  • Use cases include retail back office and inventory, energy, government communications, defense systems and legal document management.
  • Talk about Nutanix and Lenovo and impressive achievements:

    Nutanix is the undisputed market leader in hyperconvergence with a high velocity of innovation. (52% market share)
    Nutanix is recognized in the industry as an innovator and a leader in the integrated systems MQ (from Gartner)
    Is the only Hyperconverged solution that understands and supports that customers complex environments need multiple hypervisors

    Lenovo is #1 in x86 reliability based on ITIC independent survey and TBR customer satisfaction survey from independent industry
    Lenovo has a history of innovation with the most number of #1 world-records on high-end systems
    Global reach with a direct sales force as well as reach with our channel partners, with sales and support operations across 160 countries
  • One instance can manage up to 560 servers or blades
    Currently with ESXi or HyperV. KVM is on the roadmap
  • Lenovo servers possess all of the attributes necessary to deliver the highest-quality and ready-to-deploy hyperconverged appliance

    World-class up-time, industry-leading performance, and highest customer satisfaction, best security processes and offerings

    Lenovo is fielding a dedicated, knowledgeable global sales force, with a large channel reach to work closely with clients to deploy the optimal solution

    Lenovo is recognized as a leader in x86 server service and support, from presales consulting services, through implementation, and throughout the lifecycle
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