Hyperconvergence, which brings storage and servers together in a single appliance with a streamlined management interface, is an emerging market that is developing quickly. Hyperconvergence can reduce operating costs, simplify data center management and speed up delivery of new applications, thanks to on-premises hardware that replicates the scalability of the public cloud.
Hyperconvergence brings several key benefits to organizations such as:
Simpler and Streamline Operations: Eliminate manual processes and the need for siloed operational expertise on your team. Now, a single, converged IT team can monitor and manage compute and storage resources, freeing up precious staff time.
Lower Costs: Reduce your CAPEX by using a scale-up/scale-out architecture that requires only industry-standard x86 servers, not expensive, purpose-built networking. Then simply add capacity as needed with no disruptions.
Improve Agility & Time To Production: Be more responsive to rapidly changing business needs. Set up hardware in a few hours; spin up workloads in minutes. Accelerate the performance of business-critical applications like relational databases.
Scalability: Because of the node-based architecture, it is very easy to scale up your hyperconverged data center. Simply add or subtract nodes to match your resource demand.
Software-defined Storage: Storage in a hyperconverged infrastructure is software-defined. The storage nodes act as one highly-reliable and redundant pool of storage. Should one node go down, the rest will remain unaffected.
In the past, it would take you months to size your environment. You had to buy not only what you needed now but what you would need five years from now. And you would likely guess wrong. That’s because it’s almost impossible to know what your workloads will look like in five years.
With hyperconvergence, you don’t need to buy based on guesswork. You can get what you need now and easily scale as your workloads change. Instead of making one huge purchase upfront, you can start small, start fast and pay as you go.
For the smoothest transition, understand how hyperconvergence will work in your environment before you go live. A trusted partner like us can help you define your needs and select the right technology.