The phrase “single pane of glass” is almost always included somewhere on the marketing slick for every piece of infrastructure management software. And the reason is obvious—because who in their right mind would choose to have IT administrators juggling multiple applications all day just to keep the lights on? As obvious as that may seem, the truth is that most data centers still require highly-specialized, on-site resources that are proficient with dozens of infrastructure technologies and the various management standards that govern each of them individually. Administrators are not looking though a single pane of glass, but rather through a kaleidoscope.
With the largest datacenter footprint in the world, Hewlett Packard Enterprise boasts a unique ability to unify existing assets and future infrastructure acquisitions under a single management architecture. As a result, end users are able to apply bleeding-edge software definition principals to much of the hardware that they already have in production while future proofing their environment from new or shifting management methodologies as they continue to expand and transform their data center.