Monique Lucey

Back to the Future – No Time Like the Present for Management & Orchestration

Blog Post created by Monique Lucey Employee on Apr 4, 2018

The eighties left in its wake, countless fashion victims.  Admittedly I was among them. I survived the fashion brutalities of permed hair, parachute pants and fingerless gloves. It was impossible, through the blinding fog of Aquanet hairspray, to predict that this decade would also serve as a technological turning point.

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The personal computer, the compact disk, video cassette recorders, and the mobile phone –are just a few of the eighties technologies that jettisoned us to where we are today. They also proved to be tremendous business enablers. Throughout history this has been the case, but that’s all changing as technology is quickly BECOMING the business in most industries. Never could we have predicted the massive proliferation of data, infrastructure complexity that would follow. IT is left in a precarious position and must evolve to survive.

 

Many IT teams are seizing the opportunity to lead the digital revolution. Some organizations are adding new roles like chief digital officer (CDO) to lead the transformation. Yet others are slow to embrace change and find themselves spectators to the emergence of shadow IT in lines of business, or even parallel IT organizations that form to run agile, digital-centric operations. Often there is a fundamental gap between how the business views digital transformation initiatives and how the IT organization views its domain. The gap is made worse by the legacy processes, systems and skillsets that still predominate in most enterprise IT organizations.

 

If, like most, your data center is populated by disparate, often disconnected systems, management can be a long, slow, inefficient struggle. The answer is automation. IT must meet the growing demands for faster delivery of business services while addressing complexity, rising cost and risk associated with managing disparate technology resources. Increasingly, businesses require IT infrastructure management and orchestration that delivers flexible operations while reducing operating expense.

 

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor and Hitachi Automation Director (HAD) help to simplify operations, reduce costs, automate management and get apps into the wild faster. All through a single pane of glass.

 

Unlike other vendors who require multiple management tools, UCP Advisor provides a single automated management software solution that spans converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale supporting virtual and bare metal environments. UCP Advisor is an automated management platform that simplifies IT management and orchestration for faster and easier deployment, and brings simplified IT administration to virtualized, converged and hyperconverged systems. Advisor brings guided life-cycle management to server, network and storage elements within UCP systems. This management automation capability is tightly integrated into VMware management toolsets, providing programmability via scripting as well as additional automation tools.

 

UCP Advisor is designed to manage single or multiple UCP systems of the same model and can be extended with additional functionality through the use of plug-in software modules.

 

Although in 2018 we’re seeing some 1980’s fashion trends make a comeback, data centers won’t be returning to those simpler days. UCP Advisor automated management and orchestration software is the answer to today’s data center complexity. Watch the video and find out how UCP Advisor can simplify operations for faster Innovation, lower risk, and enhanced flexibility.

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