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Server Modernization – Why You Need to Act Now

Server Modernization_Why You Need to Act Now

One thing that has remained constant in modern IT is the role of compute. Compute turns data into value, powers applications, and accelerate workloads. These processes take on growing importance as the sheer volume of data and its business value are greater than ever. However, the way that enterprises consume compute has changed significantly.

Flexible consumption models are a pillar of modern compute. Enterprises, driven by the need for flexibility and quicker time to market, now seek a public cloud-like experience for their compute resources, delivered in a hybrid cloud model in which on-premises infrastructure seamlessly operates with public cloud architectures. As a result, hybrid cloud and as-a-service consumption solutions are seen as the best ways to maintain modern compute experiences. In many cases, they are the only ways to meet security, performance, and management requirements that have never been more demanding. They are also the best way to keep up with oncoming technology advances.

Hybrid environments give organizations the best of two worlds: the ability to access on-demand resources and cloud-native services quickly and simply through public clouds, as well as control over valuable and sensitive information in private cloud architecture in either owned or co-located data centers.

Organizations are in different places in their hybrid cloud journeys. Although some are far along in setting up a secure, well-performing, and cost-effective manner for all workload placement, many more are only starting out or are in the early stages on their path. Yet others have not begun at all.

In our latest research brief, Server Modernization — Why You Need to Act Now, done in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we analyze how the company’s ProLiant Gen11 servers and GreenLake as-a-service program can help busy enterprises meet their on-premises and hybrid cloud compute needs.

This brief provides details about:

  • Benefits and challenges of compute modernization
  • How to create cloud-like consumption, even on-premises
  • How to implement zero trust
  • Why doing nothing is not an option
  • Recommendations on creating a modern compute environment

For enterprises that want compute that meets modern IT needs, HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers provide a cloud operating model, trusted security by design, and performance optimized for specific workloads. 

If you are interested in learning more, download your copy of our Server Modernization — Why You Need to Act Now report today.

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Author Information

Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven's unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven's expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.

Dave’s focus within The Futurum Group is concentrated in the rapidly evolving integrated infrastructure and cloud storage markets. Before joining the Evaluator Group, Dave spent 25 years as a technology journalist and covered enterprise storage for more than 15 years. He most recently worked for 13 years at TechTarget as Editorial Director and Executive News Editor for storage, data protection and converged infrastructure. In 2020, Dave won an American Society of Business Professional Editors (ASBPE) national award for column writing.

His previous jobs covering technology include news editor at Byte and Switch, managing editor of EdTech Magazine, and features and new products editor at Windows Magazine. Before turning to technology, he was an editor and sports reporter for United Press International in New York for 12 years. A New Jersey native, Dave currently lives in northern Virginia.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from William Patterson University.

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