A pragmatic and rational step-by-step plan is required for success

HP understands what it takes to achieve a successful Data Center Consolidation and has developed a set of transformation experience workshop's to help customers not only understand their situation more completely, but provide recommendations from our other engagements and customer experiences.

HP's Data Center Consolidation solution allows clients to successfully transform their data centers using a proven and organized five-phase approach for planning, executing, auditing, operating and understanding.

  • Plan: How to identify application affinity groups?
    Leverage our automated discovery and dependency mapping capabilities with HP Universal Discovery. This provides a current, accurate view of what you have and how things work together, from a dependency perspective. Having that fact-based view is an important starting place.

  • Execute: How can I quickly check that a move group is still valid?
    If you are going through a physical data center move, HP can help you identify the application affinity groups. With the capabilities of HP Universal CMDB (UCMDB), we’ve created some specialty out-of-the-box views allowing you to look at logical groupings of applications. This insight provides the ability to create and manipulate a logical set of move groups and identify when and where to move these groupings, minimizing the risks as much as possible.

  • Audit: How can I quickly validate that I achieved the desired result?
    Once you build your move groups and time elapses within your data center move or re-organization, you’ll need to confirm that the move groups are still valid. The beauty of HP UCMDB is that it allows you to look at different states and snapshots in time to quickly compare and contrast to see where there’s deviation.

  • Operate: How do I understand IT infrastructure dependencies after data center consolidation?
    Once you have completed your data center consolidation or move, you’ll want to see your results at a certain state in time vs. what you projected when you created the initial move groups.

  • Understand: How do I develop a rich understanding of what I have?
    With automated discovery capabilities, you can save as much as 50% of your time by not having to manually find what’s in your data center. You can enjoy the productivity benefits and use it for change impact, event management, and/or performance availability management. In addition, the UCMDB will provide the visibility for business service management, IT service management and much more..
 

Key benefits

  • Reduce risks during a data center consolidation project
  • Decrease time to complete a DCT project by using automated discovery and sophisticated move-group analysis and management capabilities
  • Avoid costly service interruptions
 

HP Data Center Transformation Solutions with HP Universal Discovery

HP Data Center Transformation Solutions with HP Universal Discovery

Learn how HP Data Center Consolidation Solutions help prepare your data center for the cloud, while using a proven five-phase approach.

 

Learn how HP Data Center Consolidation Solutions help prepare your data center for the cloud, while using a proven five-phase approach.

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