Monique Lucey

Top 3 Reasons to Make APIs Part of Your IT Transformation Strategy

Blog Post created by Monique Lucey Employee on Jun 5, 2018

IT infrastructure is changing fast. You don’t have to look any further than several paradigm shifts like cloud computing, software defined data centers, pay-as-you-go consumption models, and converged and hyperconverged computing. While it isn’t difficult to understand that the solution lies in digital transformation, the devil is in the details. How can you harness the benefits on new infrastructure without disrupting existing systems? The power is in APIs.

 

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Here are 3 top reasons:

1. Streamline processes

New data sources, either from new partners or from third parties, can be integrated using APIs. APIs make managing and organizing these sources more agile, because they can also work on the management systems and processes of the inherited data which dramatically decreases time to production.

 

2. Customer and partner ecosystem growth

A common challenge for organizations is to address requirements that vary on a customer-by-customer basis – ideally, these should be delivered in such a way that customers can help themselves in setting up for unique needs. In addition, partner organizations can often provide valuable complementary services to enhance an offering. The right infrastructure partner is essential to realize the full potential of digital transformation.

 

3. Maximize value

IT teams must balance between cloud native and traditional application development. Enabling and delivering unique native integration makes workload migrations far easier. IT teams often struggle to learn new systems, buy additional software and undertake the risky and time-consuming task of manually integrating systems.

 

To stay responsive to the business while addressing security, scalability and integration challenges introduced by shadow IT requires a modern IT architecture that supports both traditional and cloud-native applications.

 

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To stay responsive to the business while addressing security, scalability and integration challenges introduced by shadow IT requires a modern IT architecture that supports both traditional and cloud-native applications.

 

We use APIs and adapters developed specifically for VMware environments in the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) and VSP storage portfolios. These solutions support the full range of enterprise workloads whether traditional or cloud native.  You can achieve rapid time-to-value from standardized building blocks and advanced software automation “out of the box.”

 

Hitachi Vantara has announced some key enhancements to our robust offering of adapters and plug-ins for the VMware Ecosystem.

 

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack (vROPS) v1.8

  • Troubleshooting storage dashboard identifies and remediates potential issues quickly.
  • Improvements in capacity savings dashboard for customers.
  • Support for VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager for automated updates.
  • Supports vROPS  v6.7.

  Storage (VASA) Provider v3.5.0 and v3.5.1

  • Supports multiple SSO domains and SVP less for VMFS (v3.5.0).
  • Automates QoS actions when storage policies are changed on a VM (v3.5.1).
  • Supports VMware vSphere 6.7 and up to eight times VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) count increase.

Storage Plugin v3.8

  • Ten times improvement in datastore provisioning time on latest VSP models.
  • Support datastore provisioning with deduplication and compression settings.

 

The UCP portfolio of enterprise-class converged and hyperconverged systems along with Hitachi’s next generation of VSP storage solutions, provide a trusted foundation and enables you to manage and automate without leaving the hypervisor ecosystem. You can easily provision infrastructure resources from vCenter through the tight integration of our tools with VMware APIs, for an end-to-end view of the entire provisioning process to accelerate your digital business.

 

Learn more about Hitachi integration for the VMware ecosystem or by reading our point of view Move Today Shape Tomorrow – Next Steps on the Digital Transformation Journey.

Read the blog Hitachi and VMware Ecosystem - Integration Updates

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