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Use HPE software-defined infrastructure solutions to automate IT operations and streamline resource management, workloads, and apps by deploying and controlling data centre infrastructure as code. A software-defined approach allows customers to drive efficiency and control and deploy IT resources quickly, for any workload.

Transform servers, storage, and networking into software-defined-infrastructure, eliminating IT silos, streamlining IT ops and reducing complexity with software-defined intelligence.

Key advantages:

  • Optimise IT operations with continuous delivery, improving data center efficiency and empower IT operations, using policy-driven automation to accelerates application and service delivery
  • Simplify operations and lower costs, using this approach to transform compute, storage, and networking into software-defined infrastructure that automates tasks and accelerates business
  • Develop and deploy apps faster, and in turn deliver a competitive edge by continuously building, testing and deploying applications through a single interface. Enable developers to compose infrastructure precisely, in minutes, with a single line of code.

Tech Data is perfectly placed to support software-defined solutions, using our unrivalled knowledge of the entire HPE portfolio and global ecosystem of partners to help scope, quote and deliver any project.

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is where software provisions and manages storage independently from the underlying hardware.

It’s a departure from the traditional hardware centric use of NAS and SANs, using storage virtualisation to manage storage through a software layer abstracted from the physical storage. SDS allows storage pooling and automated management, managing policies for data deduplication, replication, thin provisioning, snapshots and backup.

SDS is typically more agile and cost-effective than NAS and SAN, enabling faster and more economical scaling of storage whilst still using SDS standard X86 hardware. It’s generally easier to enact changes to SDS configurations than storage running on dedicated hardware.

HPE software-defined storage

HPE SDS employs a software-defined data fabric suitable for any workload. Supporting VMware vCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM, HPE SDS allows users to create shared storage pools on standard servers, quickly realising simpler storage and cost savings by deploying storage as an application running on industry standard servers. HPE SDS enables agility through its unified approach to availability, scaling and provisioning across all workloads and form factors.