|Costly. Time consuming. Unpredictable. Hungry. This may remind you of your children, but we’re referring to IT infrastructure. You probably face one of these challenges—maybe all of them.
“Most organizations are seeking relief in the areas of infrastructure cost, the time necessary to make routine changes, service quality and power consumption,” says Frances Guida, Manager, Virtualization, for HP. “For these reasons, HP offers Adaptive Infrastructure solutions that form an integrated, shared, flexible environment versus the isolated islands of IT systems that many companies struggle to manage.”
How does a company establish adaptive infrastructure?
“They need to think differently,” Guida claims. “And they need to be more proactive with things like capacity and power planning, change management and service availability. Like a high-end automobile, today’s infrastructure systems need to be regularly tuned if they are to run smoothly.”
Most IT organizations fix problems instead of preventing them. And, Guida says, they get trapped in endless problem resolution.
Fortunately, new software tools offer continuous monitoring, analysis and optimization capabilities. HP Insight Dynamics – VSE (Virtual Server Environment) is the first solution to let IT professionals control virtual and physical resources in the same way. It combines the best of HP’s infrastructure management tools—including Systems Insight Manager, Insight Control and Virtual Server Environment—in an integrated offering for HP ProLiant, BladeSystem and Integrity servers.
Insight Dynamics – VSE helps organizations gain adaptive infrastructure and lower infrastructure management costs by up to 40 percent. “It brings the flexibility of virtualization to physical servers and enables IT teams to control physical and virtual resources in the same way,” says Guida. “It also provides real-time capacity planning for servers and power.”
Hands-on management Think of it as a finger on the pulse of infrastructure. Insight Dynamics – VSE monitors the resource utilization and power consumption of all servers in an infrastructure. Besides easily moving these servers around physical and virtual environments (via simple drag and drop) by retaining application and OS data, as well as network and storage connections in a server profile called a logical server, IT teams can also determine the impact of changes in advance.