Deploying converged infrastructure systems is a time-consuming manual process. A new StrataCloud white paper outlines four strategies to help value-added resellers and systems integrators add efficiencies to their FlexPod design and deployment processes.
StrataCloud is uniquely positioned to offer this insight. StrataCloud last week released SDI Install, an automation tool for day zero infrastructure configuration. Through the process of building the software, the StrataCloud team has spent a lot of time thinking about how common practices for converged infrastructure (CI) design and deployment could be improved — specifically for our first supported CI system, FlexPod.
We have learned that several common challenges — such as inadequate communication between technical solutions architects and deployment engineers, bottlenecks that arise when custom designs are required, time-consuming manual processes, adequately configuring infrastructure according to manufacturer’s best practices and more — could be remedied with a few simple but deliberate process changes.