Workload Placement Strategy

What is Workload Placement Strategy?

Workload placement strategy is the strategic management and intentional positioning of workload resources within virtualized data management and storage systems.

Where should my workloads live?

Arguing whether or not your workloads should live in the hybrid cloud is not as important as whether your workloads will be the most efficient in the hybrid cloud. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach for determining where your workloads should live. With your foundational business objectives at the forefront of your process, you can more easily decide on a deployment model for your workloads within a hybrid IT environment.

There are more available tools for IT teams within the hybrid cloud infrastructure than in previous cloud environments. The availability of hybrid cloud for enterprise workload placement benefits organizations on various levels, including boosted efficiency, increased accessibility, and dynamic growth without traditional provisioning issues within cloud environments.

Why should I have a workload placement strategy?

Strategy within any organization is critical—especially concerning workload placement within enterprise organizations’ virtualized data infrastructures. Implementing workload placement strategy brings benefits in efficiency on every tier of workload management, and it lasts through the entire workload lifecycle. Optimizing your efficiency leads to higher profit margins, increased throughput, and greater satisfaction within your customer base.

How should I implement a workload placement strategy?

Implementing a workload placement strategy involves many moving parts. The process is not defined solely by your current situation, but rather by anticipated growth and exit strategies. In order to implement a workload placement strategy, your organization must first consider the following:

· Understanding any financial or operational implications of the specific placement

· Deciding on a strong management process that can reliably sustain your workloads

· Maintaining focus on corporate vision, goals, and strategy as the foundation of your decision‑making

· Interpreting market fluctuations and demands within each given industry

· Justifying the potential risks and prospective losses that could occur during the workload lifecycle

· Securing your workload environments at every entry and exit point

Strategy is fluid—as your enterprise experiences changes, there is a need for constant re‑evaluation and assessment of the real-time impact of your workload placement strategy on overall efficiency, throughput, accessibility, and anticipated growth. 

HPE and workload placement strategy

Enjoy a seamless experience as HPE Alletra powers your data from edge to cloud. With unique options for individual workloads, this infrastructure can support and sustain your specific needs. By minimizing complexities and silos that are inherent in conventional hybrid cloud environments, HPE Alletra delivers a cloud-native data infrastructure and consumption experience that allows your teams to stop worrying about management and focus on more efficient utilization of your data. All available as a service, and on demand.

With a range of tiers, HPE Alletra offers everything from general-purpose performance to mission-critical reliability. By comparing HPE Alletra 5000, 6000, and 9000 options, you can experience flexible consumption, all while maximizing your agility.

HPE Nimble Storage for workload placement strategy powers innovation through its self-managing storage array. With an agile, always-on, always-fast platform, your team no longer has to lose critical time to managing storage or putting out fires. Nimble Storage Arrays power your VMs and containers, and can also simultaneously handle your testing and development needs. With issues resolved automatically within the arrays, your support experience is transformed—all while lowering your costs and operational expenses.