Lead infrastructure Architect Garrett Wallis sat down with Construction Magazine to discuss the benefits of HPE SimpliVity for the Construction Sector.
HPE Simplivity is a “hyper-converged” Virtual infrastructure platform. This means that the server, storage, hypervisor and backup infrastructure are delivered as an all-in-one highly efficient, highly effective and highly available platform. It represents the evolution of infrastructure virtualisation, and transition to a software-defined data centre.
HPE Simplivity address the challenges faced by many business sectors. It is:
Simple: Remove the complexity of procuring and managing many different infrastructure elements. HPE Simplivity is a fully integrated, pre-configured platform for modern IT infrastructure.
Flexible: Enable rapid transformation and business agility with a simple building-block approach and a single management interface.
Powerful: High performance infrastructure in a small foot-print, with the ability to expand easily and non-disruptively as requirements change.
Efficient: With a compact and simplified form-factor, it requires a smaller data centre infrastructure and lower services costs.
Secure: Integrated backup brings data backup and protection and rapid recovery capabilities.
It means having:
“As a large contractor, I run my operations from a central office and would have 5 to 20 sites in operation at one time, with people using BIM needing real time access to collaborate on files, drawings and the media. How can SimpliVity help my operations?”
HPE Simplivity is an appropriate platform for any organisation with an on-premises or hybrid IT architecture. It is a solution for a centralised IT operation, or larger branch office environments.
As a large contractor, running multiple sites, there are a standard set of IT services required to enable management and collaboration on the job. HPE SimpliVity enables services to be defined once and then repeated rapidly and simply in multiple locations, with services that can easily share, secure and protect each sites IT collateral (file shares, virtual servers, backups, virtual desktops – all the backend IT elements). A discrete set of services can be instated rapidly for each job and removed/archived at the end of the job.
Used in conjunction with appropriate networking and remote access, it provides a base on which to enable the storage and sharing platform for Building Information Management collateral and processes. Management of those resources is greatly simplified, and the skills needed to gain the most of the investment easily acquired.
HPE Simplivity scales from the small business to the large enterprise. It can add value to the operation of every business, though the economics are most compelling in a business with a requirement for 20 virtual machines or more, or in a business of any size that wants to consolidate and simplify its IT infrastructure.
HPE Simplivity is a modular platform that scales easily with requirements – start small and grow, with a predictable upgrade path, and seamless expansion without compromising business operations.
If a small sub-contractor needs IT services but doesn’t have the capability to deliver those IT services independently for a job, the HPE Simplivity platform offers a way to provision services for the contractor, logically isolated for other services.
Businesses and organisations across multiple sectors and industries use HPE Simplivity to run their organisations – including Construction, Healthcare, Financial Services, Education, Local Government. No matter what your industry, HPE Simplivity brings the benefit of hyperconvergence to you your business.
Contact Garrett Wallis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 014663500 for more information and to arrange for a specialist to provide more information or a demonstration.
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