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Tri-Paragon Inc.

Data Center Consolidation - Strategy for Success

Tri-Paragon Inc. 130 King Street West, Suite 1800, P.O. Box 427, Toronto, ON Canada M5X 1E3              

Phone: 416.865.3392 Email: info@triparagon.com

 

Data Center Consolidation

A data center consolidation strategy is important in order to:

  • reduce the number of devices in a single data center
  • reduce the global footprint with fewer data centers and locations to manage
  • provide a wide range of cost and efficiency improvements for the data center(s)



Contemplating a Data Center Consolidation Initiative??

Have you purchased and integrated numerous point solutions, from a plethora of vendors, each with its own training courses, licensing, refresh cycles, support requirements, and mode of operation? The decision to buy all of these products made sense at the time, but today, for many IT teams, data center complexity can feel overwhelming and discourage innovation.

This has created several challenges for IT organizations. The excessive amount of time spent on operational and support tasks, management of virtual machines, budget constraints, service-level agreements that have been breached, operational inefficiency, application performance and ongoing support are just some of the challenges that IT has today. All of these issues lead IT to focus on data center consolidation adopting a hyperconverged infrastructure.

Data Center Consolidation and how it benefits your organization

Data Center consolidation is an organization’s strategy to reduce IT assets by using more efficient technologies. It is the converging of a Data Center infrastructure in order to either:

  1. Reduce the number of devices in a single Data Center, or
  2. Reduce the global footprint with fewer Data Centers and locations to manage, for example 4 down to 2.

So why should a company consider Data Center consolidation?

Virtual Desktop – Required Elements for a Successful Implementation

What is VDI?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) refers to the delivery of end-user desktop environments through centralized virtualization infrastructure.  Individual desktops are hosted on one or more servers as virtual machines, and consumed via a thin-client, kiosk, mobile device, or existing desktop hardware.

 What is the value of VDI?

  • VDI can be an effective way to drive benefits for both end-users and IT administrators, including:
    • Mobility – Your desktop anywhere, any time, any device
    • Security – Increased physical and logical security of data
    • Manageability – Consistent, centrally administered policies and service-levels
    • Flexibility – Quickly spin-up test/dev environments
    • OPEX savings – Reduce operating expenses through shared infrastructure and improved manageability
  • VDI is a great use-case for Simplivity Hyperconvergence
    • Low latency and high performance, even during periods of peak demand
    • High density of desktops per node
    • Linear and granular scalability of x86 building blocks
    • Rapid deployment of new virtual desktops
    • Simplified infrastructure and management (lower OPEX)

Transforming your Data Center

Modernizing Your Infrastructure for your virtualized workloads

         Expand Your Possibilities. Not Your Data Center.

 

How can Hyperconverged Infrastructure enable you to modernize the infrastructure for your virtualized workloads to:

  1. Streamline operations,
  2. Improve agility, and
  3. Reduce costs
  4. Reduce risk

Traditional IT infrastructure is losing ground because it is viewed as too costly and complex.   Instead, organizations are turning to the public cloud and Hyperconverged Infrastructure as alternatives because they are less costly and easier to provision and manage.   Within the Hyperconverged Infrastructure category, SimpliVity, an HPE Company, is one of the fastest growing vendors.  In a report recently published by Gartner, SimpliVity’s growth of 71.4% in 2015 outpaced the overall category by 1.4x.

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Data Center Consolidation Using Hyperconverged Technology

What Is Hyperconvergence?

Webopedia defines hyperconvergence as follows: “Hyper-convergence (or hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system that is largely software-defined with tightly-integrated compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources. This stands in contrast to a traditional converged infrastructure, where each of these resources is typically handled by a discrete component that serves a singular purpose. Hyper-convergence is also called hyper-converged infrastructure.

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