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Is your Hardware and Software Upgrade Strategy Creating a Game of “Upgrade Leapfrog?”

JonathanCaplan
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VMware vSAN 8 and 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Can Help Break the Cycle.

Have you ever found yourself caught in a game of “Upgrade Leapfrog?” It’s a simple concept. New hardware investments solve one set of issues, highlighting your need for new software solutions. New software upgrades solve some of the most critical problems, but then you find yourself facing a new set of unexpected hardware requirements generated by the software in order to take full advantage of all it has to offer. And so, it goes. Upgrade leapfrog begins. It’s easy to get mired in this never-ending game of trade-offs against functionality, performance, and cost considerations deciding “Where does our money go next?”

So, What’s the Solution?

By simultaneously combining your hardware and software strategy into one cohesive upgrade, you can help solve two of the greatest IT challenges driving modernization: infrastructure cost and OpEx, along with sub-par legacy performance.

Latest generation VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN 8 software running on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors will make your transition to a modern hybrid/multi-cloud environment easier and provide the added benefits of operational, performance, and cost efficiencies.

Higher-performance compute and storage in a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environment can help you achieve some truly compelling business outcomes.

How Do We Know?

In February and March of 2023, Intel engineers conducted in-depth testing to demonstrate performance enhancements enabled by combining the newest Intel technology with the new Express Storage Architecture (ESA) introduced in VMware vSphere/vSAN 8.

What Happened?

Upgrading hardware and software together provided up to 6x higher throughput and up to 7x lower latency, compared to solutions running on previous generations of Intel-based servers and vSAN software. Results like that should catch anyone’s attention.

It was a win-win for data centers, hands down.

You likely have a lot of questions right now, as you should. We have ALL the details behind these claims, and we want you to have every last one. Read the complete Solution Design Brief that covers the overall benefits, the setup, test methodologies, results, configuration details, workload profiles, and everything you need to know to help you explore a new solution option and possibly help get you out of your own game of Modernization Leapfrog.