Trey Layton, Chief Technology Officer for VCE, has written a great article on the Data Center Knowledge website regarding the advantages of converged IT infrastructure platforms in provisioning and orchestrating IT services.
Trey cites an ever-increasing amount of application workloads being pushed onto public clouds due to the long periods of time taken by the average IT organisation in provisioning all the storage and networking services associated with virtual machines. The result, he says, is high costs in the long-term.
Forward-looking organisations are increasingly embracing converged and hyperconverged infrastructure platforms to build agile private clouds.
A practical approach to IT automation and orchestration can be found by embedding capabilities in converged and hyperconverged infrastructure.
As Trey states: “Rather than requiring IT organisations to deploy and manage a separate overlay, modern infrastructure platforms provide all the capabilities an IT organisation needs to manage the underlying software-defined infrastructure using declarative commands.”
“The end result is a much more agile IT organisation capable of dynamically responding to any and all new application requirements” he adds.
Trey sums up by saying that legacy IT infrastructure architectures are not sustainable, costing more to own and making the internal IT organisation operationally inefficient.
“Organisations of all sizes need to change the way they stand up, provision and orchestrate IT services. That’s fundamentally going to be much easier to achieve using converged IT infrastructure platforms that were designed from the ground up with that very goal in mind.”
Read Trey Layton’s full article on the Data Center Knowledge website here.