Faster Business Results: A Tale of Two Transformations

By: John Gray, Data Center Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

Businesses today know the world has changed and they must change with it, especially in how they approach business process improvements through the network.

They want to choose and build the right capabilities to centrally host applications and data in distributed locations, and they want to connect their people, devices, and resources the way they need to limit disruption and smooth operations to the growth.

The answers lie at the intersection of hybrid cloud and next-generation data centers, technology that is transforming IT operations and organizations.

The end goal is to drive faster business results through the implementation of technology that dramatically simplifies management and operational complexity, allowing them to not worry about underlying network protocols, topologies and the associated complexity. Instead, they can focus on higher-impact projects and the priorities needed to run the business.

Two companies recently improved business processes and results by better integrating edge and data center networks.

ONGC, India’s largest oil and natural gas company, was looking for a pay-as-you-go model that could be implemented quickly with no impact on security and availability. He chose an HPE Superdome Flex on the HPE GreenLake Platform because it can process more real-time data, accelerate analytics, and maintain fault-tolerant operations with in-memory computing, resulting in higher performance for SAP S/4 HANA workloads..

CGSB The HPE GreenLake Extended Agreement also supports a new deployment of edge networking solutions to deliver faster, more reliable connectivity and to reduce network latency. The result is that ONGC’s complete edge-to-cloud infrastructure for the SAP environment now runs on a consistent platform, making it both easier to manage and support.

Another story is that of Australia’s leading container terminal operator, Patrick Terminals. The terminal offers precise orchestration between ships, cranes and heavy ground vehicles. Patrick Terminals streamlines a complex operation with autonomous machines that maximize efficiency, improve customer service, reduce costs and improve human safety, all orchestrated from a private cloud. Patrick Terminals recently transformed its private cloud with HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure, HPE Primera Storage, HPE StoreOnce Backup, HPE Cloud Bank Storage, and Aruba Networking. The result is faster, more reliable service. These improvements have resulted in time and fuel savings for the terminal and its customers.

These are just two of many examples where integrating technology from HPE and Aruba solutions helps deliver a cloud-like experience to IT operators with simplicity, speed, and security in flexible consumption models as service.

HPE and Aruba offer dozens of highly differentiated pre-engineered IT infrastructure solutions offering a wide variety of HPE compute, storage and networking products that cover a range of offerings including virtualization, vSAN, l hyperconverged infrastructure, high performance computing, system critical applications, Microsoft solutions, SAP HANA and VMware. These integrated, ready-to-deploy IT data center solutions help simplify and accelerate IT.

Tangible and lasting benefits

Organizations undergoing digital transformation want proven paths to success first. HPE Reference Architectures document fully tested and validated workload architectures based on decades of HPE technical experience and ISV expertise, providing the following benefits:

First, to reduce the complexity of planning, designing, and implementing infrastructure across a variety of workloads and infrastructure platforms.

Second, to achieve rapid deployment with less risk by using a repeatable benchmark of best practices to determine optimized configurations.

Finally, achieving 75% faster deployment of complex, integrated IT stacks.

In addition, here are some additional examples of HPE reference architectures powered by Aruba Data Center Networking technology:

An upcoming conversation will be at HPE Discover 2022, Next Generation Architecture and Management for Data Centers – Session ID: DEMO501. Here you can listen and learn how Aruba can help you modernize the data center with simplified and automated distributed services architectures built around a host of pre-engineered HPE compute, storage and networking solutions.

  • Learn how Aruba’s networking solutions bring cloud-like operations to data centers – Session ID: BB5334
    This session will discuss how Aruba solutions bring cloud-like operations to enterprise data centers, simplifying operations and accelerating service delivery.
  • Next Generation Ethernet Data Center Fabrics – Session ID: T4811
    The next wave of data center connectivity requires higher performance 25/100 and 100/400 GbE fabrics to support workloads running on more powerful compute and faster storage.

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