RESEARCH PAPER: Accelerating Software-Defined Infrastructure With HPE Synergy

By Matt Kimball, Patrick Moorhead - March 26, 2019

Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is the ability to manage hardware resources (compute, storage, and networking) in a programmable manner. Put differently, it enables fluid pools of IT resources to be provisioned and re-provisioned on the fly with little to no human intervention.

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Table Of Contents

  • Summary
  • The Journey To The Software-Defined Datacenter
  • HPE Synergy - One Architecture For All Workloads
  • Benefits Of HPE Synergy
  • Use Cases Enabled By HPE Synergy
  • HPE Synergy Workload Affinity
  • Cloud Native Applications And DevOps
  • Software-Defined Storage
  • Fast Tracking HPE Synergy Deployments
  • The Power Of SDI Lies In The Depths Of The Software Ecosystem
  • Pointnext - Trust The Experts
  • Flexible Capacity
  • Call To Action
  • Figure 1: HPE Synergy
  • Figure 2: HPE Synergy Deployment Model & Workload Affinity
  • Figure 3: Mapping HPE Synergy Compute Modules To Workloads
  • Figure 4: HPE Synergy Reference Architectures

Companies Cited

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Pointnext
  • Red Hat
  • VMware

Matthew Kimball

Matt Kimball is a Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analyst covering servers and storage. Matt’s 25 plus years of real-world experience in high tech spans from hardware to software as a product manager, product marketer, engineer and enterprise IT practitioner.  This experience has led to a firm conviction that the success of an offering lies, of course, in a profitable, unique and targeted offering, but most importantly in the ability to position and communicate it effectively to the target audience.

Patrick Moorhead

Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.