Convergence: The Key To Reduce Operating Costs In Corporate Networks And Next-Generation Data Centers

Cost reduction is a magic word when it comes to business and IT managers are not left out of this matter. Perhaps the ultimate goal really is to achieve better results, but reducing costs and enhancing business success. And that, thankfully, is no longer a mythical subject – may already be a reality, regardless of business type and company size.


To get the answer we must first address some concepts such as convergence. In IT, more specifically when we talk about networks and servers, convergence can be defined as the willingness to travel with safety, efficiency and security, voice applications, video and data over a single network, wired or wireless. The concept is to mount a network end to all elements virtualized management with automated, optimized resources and guarantee availability.

Generally, corporate data networks are separated. A company has a telephone network with its traditional PBX for communication between employees and the outside world, the other for data network, which runs its data processing systems and shares the internet access.

A third network may exist, for information on video security systems and, finally, there is still a fourth network, via telecom operators to videoconferencing systems, among other specific systems that require connectivity solutions individuals.

Thus, companies reserve twice the energy required for installations and machines, as consumption is unpredictable. But what can be done to significantly reduce operating costs of these networks?

You can monitor how energy is consumed and therefore reduce consumption.

As discussed earlier, yes. This is no longer “something of the future”, but the present. Currently, the market offers several possibilities to obtain a converged infrastructure, ie have a model that virtualizes and converges IT environments of servers, storage and networks with data center facilities, creating a single instance of shared services, allowing greater flexibility and agility to meet new business demands.

A good example is the technology and Converged Infrastructure at HP, which relies on Networking, Storage, Dedicated Servers and Services. Thus, it is possible to serve companies of all sizes, with the most diverse portfolios, offering the best solutions, always respecting the client’s legacy and evolving according to their needs.

On one hand, proprietary infrastructure networks keeps costs high. On the other, many open standards must be followed exactly to make sure equipment from different manufacturers are compatible.

It takes trust in the solutions, they should have greater wealth of functionalities for users, lower cost of maintenance and especially safety. Modern architecture, open standards-based HP, evolving and innovating while consistently decreases the cost curve in enterprise networks.

Thus, reducing complexity, cost and exceeding their expectations in IT Management are the rules, with simplicity and efficiency, with open architecture, with maximum network security, with the converged infrastructure.

As a result, it is possible to guarantee the long-awaited reduction of costs, so simple that you will invest more in your own business instead of worrying about maintenance.

More for less with benefits. So it should be….

Or do you prefer the opposite?


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