IT departments are undergoing a drastic change as more and more data is pushed to the cloud and new technologies arise. However, those departments are also being asked to do more with increasingly shrinking budgets. So, what’s the answer? Data center modernization, which will upgrade your server infrastructure while also increasing productivity and decreasing costs.
Aging server infrastructure—often based on out-of-date architectures—can put your business at a disadvantage when it comes to managing exponential data growth, analyzing mountains of data, or meeting the always-on demands of a global workforce and a new generation of consumers.
Gartner recommends these five steps as a course of action when approaching data center modernization:
- Strategize and Plan
- Architect a Solution
- Select a Solution
- Operate and Evolve
Whether you need a simple refresh or a completely new infrastructure to get your data center up to speed, WEI in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), can deliver the expertise and value you need in the areas of convergence, hyperconvergence, software defined infrastructure and other emerging technologies designed to modernize your data center.
A data center modernized by HPE ProLiant Servers—like HPE ProLiant Gen9 or HPE ProLiant Easy Connect and Integrity x86 scale-up servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors—can help your IT department stay ahead of today’s evolving technologies with industry-leading services and solutions that accelerate IT productivity and application delivery by:
- Empowering big data priorities
- Improving application and database performance
- Enabling hybrid cloud projects
With data center modernization, you can create new revenue streams and improve customer loyalty by extracting key business insights from Big Data. You’ll also be able to reduce costs and eliminate the complexity of unstructured data in traditional storage solutions, while moving to scale-out file and object storage.
Application & Database Performance
Furthermore, by modernizing your data center, you’ll gain the ability to make the most of your SAP applications with the fastest x86 infrastructure and bring your core applications up a level on your existing OS and database platform.
451 Research has stated that “By the end of 2016, 56% of enterprise application workloads will be deployed in private or hybrid clouds. By 2018, more than 60% of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure on cloud-based platforms.” Data center modernization will help you migrate to a hybrid cloud so you can accelerate your workload delivery.
Challenge the Status Quo
At WEI, we’re passionate about solving your technology problems and helping you drive your desired business outcomes. We believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently. There are a lot of companies that can take today’s technology and create a great IT solution for you—but we do more. We go further. And we have the customer, vendor, and industry awards to prove it. WEI is a premier technology partner that always puts our customers first while providing the most innovative solutions for over 25 years.
Curious to learn more about how WEI and HPE can help you? Contact WEI to learn more.
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