March 31, 2017 • Blog Post
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Hewlett Packard Enterprisehas placed a big bet with HPE Synergythe company is apioneer in the composable infrastructure market, and is the furthest along in customerenablement. In the rapidly changing world of IT, composable infrastructure could bethe next big thing in enterprise infrastructure. Designed to treat hardware like software (what isoften referred to as, infrastructure as code) it has the ability to allocate the optimal resourcesfor each applicationwith the goal in lowering infrastructure costs, providing flexibility as aresource, and accelerating time-to- market for customers. HPE Synergy was launched inDecember 2015, and touted as the first platform in the market purposefully built forcomposability (read morehere).Hewlett Packard Enterpriseis making progress with building out the composableinfrastructure ecosystem and though it is still too early to say definitively, they are seeing somesuccess with Synergys early beta customers.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit specializing in genomics research,education, and medical treatment, was HPE Synergys first customer (you can read our full casestudyhere). Genomics is a highly data-intensive field (they generate more than one petabyteof data a month), and in order to handle the intense workload demands, HudsonAlpha had torethink their infrastructureHPE Synergy promised the flexibility and compute power theyneeded to get the job done. The solution is well-aligned with the HudsonAlphas existingstrategythe institute already manages its infrastructure via resource pools. HudsonAlpha saysSynergys Direct Attach Storage (DAS) simplifies storage for maximum efficiencya must, whendealing with such large volumes of data.Hewlett Packard Enterprises partnership with Docker is also a sellingpointHudsonAlpha views containers as being critical for delivery of microservices. In addition,HudsonAlpha says HPE Synergy delivers the agility needed for collaboration between thousandsof researchers worldwidethe platform is quick to get users road-ready and running with newapplications.