Ten reasons to fast-forward to composable infrastructure
Are you unsure if composable infrastructure is right for your business or you are apprehensive about making the leap? We asked Gordon Grosse, our Head of Technical Services to give us ten reasons you should think about fast-forwarding to a composable infrastructure.
- Cloud-like speed. Composable infrastructure enables DevOps teams to spin up new services in minutes to get new experiences into users’ hands faster, delivering cloud-like speed from a secure data centre.
- Single platform. Traditional applications and cloud-native apps can be run from a single platform that supports everything from bare-metal deployment to virtual machines and containers. This allows IT to align behind a single platform to reduce data centre complexity and cost.
- Fluid IT. Application development can be accelerated by giving DevOps teams more control over their environments. Fluid resource pools allow developers to execute non-disruptive changes and to continuously refine applications to meet customer needs as they arise.
- Competitive advantages. Bridging the performance and control of dedicated infrastructure with the flexibility of the cloud allows lines-of-business to accelerate delivery of new customer experiences and revenue opportunities to stay ahead of the competition.
- Software-defined. Intelligent software recognises and automatically integrates compute, storage, and fabric into resource pools that can be aggregated and disaggregated to meet the needs of any application. Template-driven provisioning helps ensure policy compliance and reduces risk exposure.
- On-going development. Developers can request exactly the amount of compute, storage, and networking fabric their applications need, directly from code. The unified API aggregates physical resources just like virtual and public-cloud resources, giving developers true infrastructure-as-code capabilities.
- Operational efficiency. The need to stand up separate siloed environments for different applications can be removed. Automated provisioning via templates and a unified API enables application infrastructure provisioning in minutes – instead of days, bringing cloud-like efficiency to the data centre.
- IT economics. Template-driven provisioning and non-disruptive updates mean IT spends less time maintaining infrastructure, reducing labour costs. Fluid pools of resources that can be aggregated on demand increase utilisation and reduce over-provisioning and stranded capacity.
- Future-proofed data centre. A scalable and extendable infrastructure and robust partner ecosystem, provides a firm foundation for today’s hybrid IT – and the capacity and flexibility to cater for future innovations.
- Seamless evolution. Starting with as little as a half-rack of gear, composable infrastructure can be deployed easily and incrementally, side-by-side with the existing infrastructure. It can be deployed as part of a standard refresh cycle to grow capabilities – at a pace that makes sense for the business.