HPE Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC): Empowering Distributed IT with a Cloud-like Experience

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    In today’s digital age, the ever-increasing volume of data and the need for faster, more efficient data processing has prompted organisations to adopt cloud technologies. 

    While the cloud offers scalability and agility, some companies prefer to keep critical data on-premise due to regulatory compliance, security concerns, or specific performance requirements. To bridge this gap between on-premise infrastructure and the cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced the Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC). 

    This powerful platform provides a cloud-like experience for managing on-premise IT hardware, enabling companies and organisations with distributed IT to unlock their full potential.

    In this article, we’ll explore what the DSCC is and how it is positively impacting IT operations and management.

    Suggested reading: Read our recent interview with Joe Pemberton, Cloud and Data Partner Lead at HPE, to learn more about HPE’s hybrid cloud innovation.

    Introducing HPE Data Services Cloud Console

    HPE Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC) leverages the power of hybrid cloud computing, combining the benefits of on-premise infrastructure and cloud-based services. 

    By seamlessly integrating with existing IT environments, this platform enables organisations to create a unified hybrid cloud infrastructure, allowing data to flow from edge to cloud.

    The DSCC has a number of unique benefits that enable IT teams to store, manage, and analyse their data more efficiently…

    1. Centralised management

    The Data Services Cloud Console (DSCC) provides a centralised management interface that allows administrators to oversee their entire infrastructure from a single console. This:

    • Eliminates the need for multiple tools and interfaces
    • Reduces IT system complexity
    • And improves overall operational efficiency

    Administrators can easily view and manage all their on-premise hardware resources, including servers, storage, and networking, through a unified dashboard. Here, they can:

    • Define configuration parameters
    • Select the required resources
    • Deploy applications
    • Manage user access
    • And more

    This self-service model improves agility, as users no longer rely on IT administrators for resource provisioning, accelerating time-to-market for applications and services. 

    But that’s not all — the DSCC also automates a range of lifecycle management tasks to simplify IT operations. Administrators can define policies and schedules for tasks such as software updates, patching, and firmware upgrades, and the platform will then automatically execute them according to the defined parameters. 

    This ensures the infrastructure is up-to-date with the latest security patches and software versions, reducing vulnerabilities and improving overall system stability.

    2. Smart provisioning

    With the Data Services Cloud Console, companies can enjoy a cloud-like experience for their on-premise IT hardware. This means they can leverage the same convenience and agility as they would with cloud services while maintaining control over their data.

    Application owners and developers can request and provision resources on-demand, just as they would in a public cloud environment.

    The platform also enables administrators to rapidly provision resources by leveraging pre-defined templates and policies. These templates encapsulate best practices, ensuring consistent and standardised configurations across the infrastructure. Organisations can reduce human error, save time, and improve resource utilisation by automating resource provisioning.

    3. Scalable networks

    The Data Services Cloud Console allows organisations to dynamically scale their on-premise infrastructure based on workload demands. Administrators can:

    • Set up auto-scaling rules that automatically adjust resource allocations in response to changes in demand
    • Eliminate the need for manual intervention to create a more seamless user experience 
    • Ensure optimal performance across their network

    Additionally, the platform provides workload optimisation capabilities, allowing administrators to prioritise and allocate resources based on application requirements.

    Pro tip: Read our recent article, ‘HPE Alletra vs Nimble: The Future of Data Storage Management’, to learn more about which HPE on-prem system is the best fit for your business.

    4. Extensive integrations

    The platform seamlessly integrates with popular container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. This enables organisations to deploy and manage containerised applications with ease. By automating container provisioning, scaling, and management, the Data Services Cloud Console simplifies the deployment and operation of modern, cloud-native applications.

    Streamlined API integrations allow organisations to integrate third-party tools and extend the platform’s functionality. This enables seamless integration with:

    • Workflows
    • Existing IT systems
    • And automation frameworks

    Overall, the platform helps to foster interoperability and enables organisations to get more out of their existing investments.

    5. Analytics, monitoring and alerts

    Data-driven decision-making is critical for organisations to stay competitive. The console provides comprehensive monitoring capabilities, allowing administrators to track the health and performance of their on-premise infrastructure. Additionally, it incorporates intelligent insights and analytics capabilities to enable businesses to harness the power of their data effectively.

    Monitoring and alerts

    The system collects telemetry data from various hardware components and generates real-time insights, enabling proactive monitoring and issue detection. Administrators can set up custom alerts and notifications to be notified of critical events or performance thresholds, ensuring prompt action and minimising downtime.


    By collecting and analysing telemetry data from the entire infrastructure, the platform provides valuable insights into resource utilisation, performance trends, and predictive analytics. This empowers organisations to make informed decisions regarding capacity planning, resource optimisation, and overall infrastructure efficiency, turning common big data challenges into new business opportunities.

    6. Optimised data governance and security

    Data governance and security are paramount concerns for companies handling sensitive information. With the Data Services Cloud Console, organisations can maintain full control over their data, ensuring compliance with regulations and improving security. The platform provides advanced data protection features, including:

    • Encryption
    • Robust access controls
    • Data lifecycle management
    • Comprehensive monitoring and auditing capabilities

    This enables administrators to track and analyse data access, usage, and potential security breaches.

    7. Future-proof your organisation with HPE DSCC

    The Data Services Cloud Console is designed to future-proof organisations’ IT investments. As technology evolves and new hardware or software solutions emerge, the console can seamlessly integrate with new components, providing a foundation for continuous innovation.

    By bridging the gap between on-premise hardware and the cloud, the platform empowers organisations to leverage the advantages of both worlds. With simplified management, enhanced agility, improved cyber security, and intelligent insights, the console unlocks the true potential of distributed IT, enabling businesses to thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape. 

    Furthermore, the platform’s extensibility allows organisations to integrate third-party tools and services, leveraging a rich ecosystem of solutions to meet specific business requirements.

    Ready to get started? 

    Nexstor is a leading UK-based HPE partner, supporting businesses to build more efficient and secure IT systems. 

    We can help you to choose, procure, build and manage your best-fit HPE solution. Embrace the power of HPE’s Data Services Cloud Console and take your on-premise infrastructure to new heights of efficiency and innovation with Nexstor.

    To learn more, contact us today.

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    Rob Townsend

    Rob Townsend

    Rob is a co-founder at Nexstor and has dedicated his career to helping a range of organisations from SME to Enterprise to get ahead of the game when it comes to their compute, storage and data needs.

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