Storage, data management complexities lead to business risk

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Fresh from HPE Discover 2021, General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s storage business, shares about their latest storage and data management innovations. Tom Black also touches on complexities which creates fragmented visibility across hybrid environments and leads to business risk.

EITN: Your press release states latest innovations from HPE allow new and existing customers to transition to cloud operating model with data management and infrastructure services – Can you share examples of how this happens and examples of industries/business models that can leverage this?

Tom: Customers from all industries ranging from finance to healthcare are looking for agile infrastructure that can accommodate data growth – which translates to a wide spectrum of uses cases for utilizing that data.

Many customers are using cloud applications (like SalesForce), cloud platforms (like SAP Cloud) or cloud infrastructure (like Amazon Web Services) to supplement their on-premises infrastructure. However, they see the disparity in the operational model for cloud resources and on-premises resources – with many wanting the same agility and operational flows that the cloud provides. To address this, we are delivering cloud native and cloud optimized solutions that are managed from the cloud to provide that same agility and operational excellence – whilst having infrastructure on-premises.

EITN: Can you share more about the technology integration with Aruba to enable Unified DataOps capability?

Tom: The HPE Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC) is based on proven, secure, cloud-native technology that underpins Aruba Central – the engine that serves millions of devices connected across tens of thousands of customers in clusters deployed around the world. The HPE DSCC is part of three new offerings from HPE that deliver on the Unified Data Ops vision that together bring cloud operational agility and streamline data management for customers.

EITN: What are the challenges to a Unified DataOps in an organisation?

Tom: Organizations today are struggling with complexity. As reported by a data management research survey of IT decision makers conducted by ESG for HPE, 93% of IT decision makers see storage and data management complexity impeding digital transformation and 67% of surveyed organizations see fragmented data visibility across hybrid cloud creating business risk.

Unified DataOps is HPE’s vision for a new data experience that integrates data-centric policies, cloud-native control, and AI-driven insights to eliminate the silos and complexity of data management and infrastructure, drive operational agility across edge-to-cloud, minimize business risk, and accelerate data-driven innovation.

EITN: Unified DataOps – what would it take to get there? How do organisations start, and what should their next steps be?

Tom: For their next primary storage refresh, organizations can consider solutions that are designed specifically to deliver consistent data services, unified management, and seamless data mobility. For example, the HPE Alletra 6000 or 9000 series offerings come with Services Cloud Console, and are designed to work seamlessly with that platform. As HPE rolls out new Data Services, they will be managed through the Data Services Cloud Console, and our customers will be able to easily leverage those services to manage their data.