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HPE targets devops-ready organisations with composable Synergy system

By Tamlin Magee | Oct. 5, 2016
HPE was keen to woo partners at a gigantic event hosted at the Olympic park's velodrome which featured a guest appearance from six-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy.

According to Miller, customers that are interested in devops but don't yet have the investment need to lower their costs first, to get that buy-in. Since Synergy can cut down on overprovisioning but is also scalable, he explains that it could be a good first step for organisations that need to cut costs on traditional architecture.

"If you look at applications like a web application, which is fairly traditional today, most people overprovision by 50 percent," he says. "SQL farms, 40 percent, Exchange, 30 percent. You have all these islands of overprovisioning, but because Synergy is flexible, you can put all those applications in the same box and overprovision once, not four or five times for each one of your apps. That and the IT operational efficiency is to cost reduce traditional apps, free up capacity, free up resources, to invest more in the developer community."

Antonio Neri, the executive VP and general manager for HPE, boasted in his keynote that the infrastructure at the back of Synergy is "100 percent software defined".

"What that means is the software intelligence is embedded in the fabric of that infrastructure," he explained. "With an aggressive set of APIs you can go and treat that infrastructure as a code. It scales multiple racks, it controls an entire pool and obviously increases speed. The question is how Synergy can help you and your developers to develop applications faster."

"We can deploy infrastructure much faster, you can deploy that pool of resources, you don't need to configure anything, it just makes those APIs available and the developer can access the other resources through the API layer," he said.

"And more than 50 tasks are automated in the processes. You have the composable API, which means not only you but also partners can go compose their own services. You can compose your services to the APIs so you can do that work for the customers. You may have your own services on top of those APIs."

"HP Oneview is the brains behind the infrastructure. What we have done with Oneview which is our infrastructure management layer, we have actually taken it inside the fabric and provide that unified set of APIs so everybody can develop at their own speed."

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