Those who know me a bit better may ask “Why HPE?” and “Is there anything really exciting going on there?”
I’m going to HPE Discover with an open mind and with curiosity. I’ve done most of my past system administrator career working with HPE servers and I have of course fond memories of the various ProLiant systems, however my shift towards presales/consulting (bound to work with HP competitors), and now into IT operations management (in a non HPE shop) have estranged me from the HP world (hard to say HPE, heh… heritage).
It would be interesting to see how their “Composer” module and the software counterpart manage these new bits of hardware into an enterprise-class solution that can accommodate not only traditional workloads, but also orchestrate automated deployments based on an application lifecycle, all apparently software/script controlled. Besides potentially better margins on hardware sales, gains can be expected on the software aspects as well. In any case, I’m yet to get to know this platform better.
What do you think about Composable Infrastructure? How does it fits in the data center landscape?