What is a Compute Platform?
A compute platform is a data environment where software implementation occurs. The platform can consist of either the operating system (OS) framework or physical hardware architecture of the computer where the software execution occurs.
What are the different types of compute platforms?
There is a wide array of both modern and legacy compute platforms that are utilized in today’s world of compute. From hardware platforms to cloud platforms to platforms as a service, there are truly compute platforms for any environment and every application.
· Hardware platforms work within a data architecture that consists of an array of compatible hardware components, and can often be found within legacy compute systems. They typically have the ability to trace compatibility back through the lifetime of the company’s data architecture.
· Cloud platforms are utilized for creating and deploying applications in a cloud environment, whether it be software or services.
· Platform as a Service (PaaS) consist of a complete package for development and deployment of cloud-based services. Providing the complete architecture required by organizations to host their applications and run their software, Platforms as a Service are rapidly gaining momentum as a compute environment offering.
· Client/server platforms provide compute infrastructure and capacity on physical web servers. Being available onsite means organizations have immediate access to the hardware in case of any need for access or security purposes.
How do compute platforms work?
A compute platform’s key purpose is to provide an architecture required for software and application deployment and management. The system requires both hardware (i.e., device) and an OS for the program or application to run on. In order for a program or application to run, it needs a platform to host it—this is where a compute platform comes in.
Compute platforms work through several components. Each component is required in different environments, in order to accomplish the task at hand. Some examples of platform components needed in varying environments include:
· Hardware is a critical part of the compute process, and is accessible only through embedded systems. This compute process is often described as “running bare metal.”
· A browser acts as an essential element to run web-based software, and hosts software specifically within the browser itself. This does not include the process of a browser being run on an OS.
· A framework provides the actual infrastructure required for compute to occur. Some frameworks come ready-made–while they include several restrictions, they are still a good element to include in compute environments that involve very specific requirements.
· A virtualized compute platform includes hardware, an OS, software, and storage that allow for a specific program to run outside of its normal bounds. For instance, a virtualized version would provide the structure for a Mac-native application to run on a Windows PC.
HPE and compute platforms
HPE compute systems power innovation by uniquely and reliably delivering the correct platform to the right location, for the specific workload requirements. If your enterprise has a need for speed and agility within a diverse data environment, HPE GreenLake has what you need. With the ability to simultaneously free up IT resources while accelerating time to value, HPE GreenLake provides reliability where you need it most.
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With HPE Compute Security’s zero-trust provisioning, your silicon root of trust extends further than ever, across the entire ProLiant architecture. And with the ability to configure your servers with cryptographic certificates that ensure secure access, HPE Server Configuration Loc, Platform Certificates guarantee more secure provisioning within your data infrastructure. HPE facilities follow stringent conformance requirements for all HPE products, ensuring a trusted supply chain and removing any additional threats of breaches by hardened data protection–from manufacturing to delivery–so you don’t have to worry.