HybridStorage

Hybrid Cloud Storage
Organizations want to bring the cloud experience to their data, regardless of where it lives. Learn how HPE and its partners are delivering cloud storage operating models on-prem, in the public cloud and at the edge.
Peter Burris
How has your notion of the storage hierarchy evolved as data storage technology has evolved? https://www.crowdchat.net/s/25v4p
https://www.crowdchat.net/s/25v4p

channelmkt
This paper discusses how HPE adapting to this evolution with HPE InfoSight: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/storage/ai-aut...
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/storage/ai-autonomous-infosight.html?parentPage=/us/en/products/storage/infosight
HPE InfoSight: Artificial Intelligence for your Hybrid Cloud World
HPE InfoSight: Artificial Intelligence for your Hybrid Cloud World
HPE InfoSight is artificial intelligence that predicts and prevents problems across the infrastructure stack and ensures optimal performance and efficient resource use. This paper explores how InfoSight paves the way for an autonomous data center.
SJ Calgery, Ca 9/23-9/25
it has started to enable policy based storage consumption... but we have a long way to go in leveraging latest tech... as we all know, legacy is a bitch!
Dave Vellante
honestly not really in concept
Dave Vellante
In practice the hierarchy has changed core elements and become more intelligent
Peter Burris
How does your organization define “hybrid cloud” in your IT strategy? https://www.crowdchat.net/s/15v0y
https://www.crowdchat.net/s/15v0y

jameskobielus
Many enterprises define hybrid cloud as having the ability to manage data and workloads centrally though some are on premises while others are in at least one public cloud.
David Wang
it gives me seamless, fluid access to resources for my workloads
Stuart Miniman
a very animated conversation of #hybridcloud (and #multicloud) on Twitter w @CTOAdvisor @tcrawford @MorpheusDude @sarbjeetjohal and expect it to be hot topic at #vmworld
Sandeep Singh
We're now seeing the emergence of true hybrid cloud where you can not only manage data and workloads centrally across on-premises and public cloud, but have data and app workload mobility across clouds and be able to leverage multi-cloud. The future is exciting!
Dave Vellante
Hybrid today is largely a collection of workloads running in different location - I think the vision of hybrid as David Wang says is seamless, fluid access to resources to allow workloads to perform at levels defined by a business SLA...
Stuart Miniman
without getting into semantics arguments, hybrid cloud is that users have a need for on-premises and public cloud. Wikibon put forth a Hybrid Cloud Taxonomy framework to discuss the level of integration between pieces https://wikibon.com/hybrid-cloud-taxonomy/
channelmkt
Not sure how to modernize your infrastructure? Multicloud Storage for Dummies is a great place to start. https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/storage/multic...
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/storage/multicloud-storage-dummies.html?parentPage=/us/en/products/storage/cloud-volumes
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/storage/multicloud-storage-dummies.html?parentPage=/us/en/products/storage/cloud-volumes
Storage Godfather (HPEStorageGuy)
@stu is @MorpheusDude the troublemaker. Oh, wait @CTOAdvisor ant @tcrawford? Those are all troublemakers!
David Wang
@dvellante yea and those collection of workloads in diff locations means more complexity and more silos. hybrid cloud needs to make things easy
Sandeep Singh
Great point David. Simplicity and ease of use needs to reign across the hybrid cloud
Keith Townsend #CTODose
Hybrid cloud is a operating model not a place. It's about a consistent operating model across 2 or more clouds. https://www.thectoadvisor.com/blog/2019/3/7/hybrid...
Bobby Allen
- Simple definition is that Hybrid allows you to move workloads in and out of the datacenter (and back). That's vs. multi-cloud which is typically multiple non-data center options. AWS and Eucalyptus would have been hybrid. AWS, Azure and Google would be multi-cloud.
Storage Godfather (HPEStorageGuy)
@CTOAdvisor Yup, repeat after me: Cloud is not a destination.
Jorge Maestre
There is a myth of public cloud being "easier" because it is being managed by a provider but in reality it can be just as siloed & complex. True Hybrid Cloud requires the convergance of multiple apps & the tools required to support them to be simple & seamless.
Keith Townsend #CTODose
@ballen_clt Why is workload at the center of the definition. Why not select data as the baseline capability?
Jeannette Riker
I view hybrid cloud as the given today. Its the model allowing customers of all types to utilize the power of the cloud for its resiliency and always-on service level, while also maintaining/enhancing the needs of a customer’s on-prem solution, especially around security.
Peter Burris
@CTOAdvisor What's interesting is that as workloads evolve to be more "data-centric" (e.g., AI), data absolutely is the center of the definition. Other "process-centric," traditional workloads remain a centerpiece, if only because of legacy approaches to funding IT.
Bobby Allen
@CTOAdvisor - No argument there. I was speaking more on behalf of the enterprise customers we talk to. They almost always speak in terms of workloads. We're usually the ones getting them to focus on data. Workloads look like granite counters. Data feels like roofs & windows.
Keith Townsend #CTODose
Pretty good insight on the impact on legacy funding models.
Peter Burris
How are you utilizing AI-related technologies to improve IT operations in your enterprise? https://www.crowdchat.net/s/75v3s
https://www.crowdchat.net/s/75v3s

channelmkt
Here's a checklist to assess your cloud strategy and see if there are ways to improve IT operations in your enterprise: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/pdfViewer.html?docId=a00...
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/pdfViewer.html?docId=a00045099&resourceTitle=Cloud+Ready+Storage+Health+Checklist+infographic&parentPage=/us/en/products/storage/multi-cloud
https://www.hpe.com/us/en/pdfViewer.html?docId=a00045099
Sundip Arora
Customers often talk about an automated support experience thanks to global AIOps to improve IT operations... less time on the phone, more time innovating and supporting new-age applications!
John Furrier
Companies that I talk to are using machine learning and that requires working knowledge of the data and data flows. Impacts are wide reaching from security to user experience
Sandeep Singh
The ability to predict and proactively prevent disruptions thru AI/ML is becoming a game changer for customers. Of course, that's just the starting point. The value extends into keeping IT infrastructure optimized.
David Wang
HPE InfoSight gets IT out of the hot seat. Instead of fighting fires and dealing with disruptions, this AI platform looks across the entire stack, leverages AI/ML to predict/prevent issues
SJ Calgery, Ca 9/23-9/25
use of #AI and #ML will be plugged in from the way you write code, to way you deploy it, way you mine logs in operations to way data gets into its own storage tiers. Can’t pinpoint single tools, yet 😉. Complex issues are a big set of small ones (in IT at least)
Sandeep Singh
And delivers prescriptive insights for Storage and VM Admins. It gives you the super power to find the needle in a haystack.
David Wang
Check out this video - sleep better at night with AI

https://www.hpe.com/us/en/solutions/infosight.brig... https://www.crowdchat.net/s/55v4r

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https://www.hpe.com/us/en/solutions/infosight.brightcove.ec505f98-6299-4fae-bea6-f38d643b37fb.html.html
HPE InfoSight AI Predictive Analytics Flash AIOps Platform
HPE InfoSight AI Predictive Analytics Flash AIOps Platform
Leveraging cloud-based analytics, the HPE InfoSight AI predictive analytics flash AIOps platform predicts, proactively resolves and prevents problems.
Storage Godfather (HPEStorageGuy)
And love that we've extended InfoSight to 3PAR, HPE Primera, HPE Servers (ProLiant, Apollo, Synergy compute), and now HPE SimpliVity!
SJ Calgery, Ca 9/23-9/25
@furrier yep, ML has huge implications on security and then storage... compute is already well handled (still can benefit from ML)
Jorge Maestre
Unless you're in the IT business AI & automation should only make your business better & more efficient. Technology today should improve the businesses time-to-market while lowering the overall costs. And "vendor lock-in" has to be a thing of the past here as well.
Storage Godfather (HPEStorageGuy)
@sarbjeetjohal ML and servers is developing but taking that insight and feeding it into an AI engine like InfoSight, not aware of anyone else doing that today.
Peter Burris
What areas do you think will contribute most to improving cost efficiency in hybrid cloud storage? https://www.crowdchat.net/s/95v1n
https://www.crowdchat.net/s/95v1n

David Wang
AI is key here, where should you put your workloads and how you optimize for cost, performance and available resources. As hybrid cloud is invariably more complex than public cloud or on-premise alone, AI is key to bringing in the intelligence that automates decisions
Dave Vellante
You have to attack the IT labor problem...so automation, analytics that can allow for predictive analysis and even in some instances take action - move from managing LUNs to enabling workloads that drive digital business
Sundip Arora
AIOps + Intelligent Automation + Application awareness + flexibility of choices = most efficient hybrid cloud storage architecture!
Sundip Arora
@dvellante Great point. Efficiency stems from resource optimization.. whether that's a physical, logical or people resource!
Chris Mathews
AI for sure -- working smarter not harder.
Michael Hall
Great AIOPs Meetup in the Boston area next month. https://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/events/26417773...
https://www.meetup.com/VirtGBoston/events/264177737/
AIOPs – Just like self driving cars – Is this real? – What is the Human impact?
AIOPs – Just like self driving cars – Is this real? – What is the Human impact?
Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 6:00 PM: Meeting schedule:6:00PM - 7:00PM Networking, introductions, pizza and salad7:00PM - 7:45PM Loom SystemsAIOPs – Just like self driving cars – Is this real? – What is the Hum
Tim Golden
Certainly not yet, but in the next few years - large capacity, low latency, and inexpensive persistent memory (think Optane) will be very promising in improving cost efficiencies for many!
Jorge Maestre
@dvellante We don't want to use "Data Lifecycle Management" as a talking point but this is really what you're describing. Ensuring that Data lives at the right place, at the right time, & moves around as needs dictate seamlessly is a must as we move forward.
Keith Townsend #CTODose
Egress charges are a real problem. Today, we have to design around egress cost. It ends in the a less optimal performance design.
jameskobielus
Cost efficiency comes from minimizing the need to land data on disk persistently. Intelligent automated optimization of data placement across the hybrid cloud is big piece of the solution. AIops applied to distributed storage.
Storage Godfather (HPEStorageGuy)
@dvellante Sounds like HPE InfoSight, at least as a starting point for AIOps!
John Furrier
I really thought the #AIops aspect of storage will propel a next generation capability and help the IIoT market which is having huge issues with security
Peter Burris
@CTOAdvisor Are excessive egress charges built into the technology (and can't easily be fixed)? Or are they a market failure (which competition will fix)?
Bobby Allen
@CTOAdvisor - Most enterprises still look at egress as an afterthought. They're clueless about how quickly the "meter starts running". They're almost penalizing folks for hybrid architecture.
Keith Townsend #CTODose
I think it's a market failure similar to metering voice, txt, and data proved to be in wireless.
Jeannette Riker
Without a doubt it's AI. We already see this with Infosight - It sets HPE storage worlds ahead, and continues to evolve. Exciting to see HPE's incorporation of AI throughout the portfolio and offerings.
Peter Burris
@CTOAdvisor Very strongly agree: Market failure. Lot's of changes coming to cloud pricing and packaging as enterprises gain real experience with needs.
Christopher C Smith
The idea of storage no longer being this piece of hardware stuck in a closet somewhere that no one wants to talk about is powerful. Storage has become a powerful knowledge and automation center in environments. Working to support the rest of the environment.