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The largest initiative IT administrators are undertaking today is setting up their IT practice to help support business outcomes. This drive comes from the outstanding business need to turn ideas into value faster than the competition.  Simply put, IT can now directly impact the business strategy to:

  • Energize growth
  • Strengthen profitability
  • Boost productivity
  • Enhance innovation
  • Increase organizational agility
  • Improve the customer experience

So, how can IT organizations balance the resources and investments needed to keep core legacy systems up and running while also creating value by integrating the new technologies needed to keep the business competitive and growing?

A composable infrastructure brings together the compute, storage and networking fabric into one platform. It offers an experience that empowers IT to create and deliver new value instantly and continuously. Good news! If you’re looking to use a DevOps approach within your systems, a composable infrastructure easily enables a broad range of applications and operational models such as virtualization, hybrid cloud, and DevOps. Maximizing speed, agility and efficiency, composable infrastructure also enables IT to operate like a cloud provider to lines of business and the extended enterprise.

This new architecture is designed around three core principles:

  • Fluid resource pools effortlessly meet each application’s changing needs by allowing for the composition and recomposition of single blocks of disaggregated compute, storage and fabric infrastructure
  • Software-defined intelligence provides a single management interface to integrate operational silos and eliminates complexity. Workload templates speed deployment and frictionless change eliminates unnecessary downtime.
  • Unified application programming interface (API) provides a single interface to discover, search, inventory, configure, provision, update and diagnose the composable infrastructure. A single line of code enables a full infrastructure programmability and can provision the infrastructure required for an application.

Hands down, the biggest advantage to using a composable infrastructure is the ability to rapidly reconfigure systems to meet changing requirements in a matter of seconds, compared to months when operating traditional IT.

The modern IT era has changed everything. And businesses looking to up the ante on the overall operational efficiency of their organization will need to pick an IT strategy that addresses the new status quo.

How does hyperconverged technology compare to a composable infrastructure?

Read “ A Tale of Two Data Center Strategies: Hyperconverged Systems & Composable Infrastructure” in our online magazine.