Lynn McLean

Converged Architectures are today's IT puzzles

Blog Post created by Lynn McLean on Feb 26, 2016


Continuing on my theme of puzzles, I would like to make a comparison of our industry’s converged architectures to those of a puzzle.  If you think of a Rubik’s cube, or a box with 1000 puzzle pieces, or a complex mechanical engine, it is not an easy task to make the disparate parts and pieces come together successfully for a final solution or working product.

In today’s IT world, there are a number of converged solutions on the market, and some working solutions are easier to create and solve than others.  For example, can you imagine buying a remote control car where you had to assemble it to create the working product?  Or if the components of that car had arrived in 3 or 4 different boxes from 3 to 4 different manufacturers?  How confident are you that it would work flawlessly once assembled the first time?  Or if after you purchased a puzzle and you found some of the pieces did not fit upon assembly? How much time would you have invested before you found out?

HDS is proud of the architectural designs engineered by our teams across the world.  These converged architectures are designed and tested with specific applications, including solutions from SAP, VMWare, Microsoft, Oracle and other software vendors. We call these architectures the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions. The Hitachi goal is to provide solutions that work flawlessly and are optimized for the specific application environment.  The benefit is that our clients and customers do not have to engineer and assemble the component parts themselves.  They don’t have to worry about the solution working efficiently when installed in data centers.  The solution can be up and running quickly which allows business leaders to focus their time on leading the business.   In summary, I guess Hitachi likes to solve puzzles, too!