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HPE Cloud-First Reference Architecture Guide - 500 Servers

Enabling the hybrid infrastructure

Introduction

We live and work in the idea economy. It has never been easier to turn ideas into new products, services, applications, and industries. To compete in this idea economy todays Enterprises need to be able to create and deliver new value instantly and continuously from all of their applications. This requires a hybrid infrastructure that is able to maximize performance and cost.
Businesses must change along four axes in order to survive and thrive in the idea economy. They must transform to a hybrid infrastructure; protect the digital enterprise; empower the data driven organization; and enable workplace productivity.
This architecture guide provides a reference architecture design guideline for a 500 physical server data center that can take advantage of a Hybrid Infrastructure and allow them to compete in this idea economy. This guide is intended for technology decision-makers, solution architects, and other experts tasked with improving data center networking. It can serve as a baseline for network planning and design projects.
The recommended architectures and sample BOMs described in this guide are based on very common scenarios. However, networking demands and requirements will vary from customer to customer, so they are not intended to fit every solution. Please ensure you consult with HPE to validate solutions for your own environment.