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Flex to the max: achieve extreme adaptability with hyperconvergence



For organisms that fail to adapt to changes in their environment, the consequences can be catastrophic. The earth is littered with the fossils of creatures large and small that were unable to survive from one era to the next. In today’s business environment, too, the inability to adapt can lead to severe consequences, including the very real possibility of extinction. Not so long ago, standalone digital cameras were all the rage. But they were soon surpassed by the advent of high-quality photography through smart phones. Household names in the consumer bigstock-Competitive-Advantage-in-a-Bus-153193676.jpgelectronic industry were caught off-guard, and many were left behind.

Disruption isn’t limited to consumer electronics. It’s popping up in every marketplace. Businesses are discovering that their IT operations are vulnerable as they struggle to adapt to changing market forces. Traditional IT infrastructure was not designed to deal with the demands of the fast-moving digital marketplace.

3 ways hyperconvergence builds agility

To succeed in a world where volatility is the norm, businesses have to deploy infrastructure that’s not only fast and cost-effective, but also extraordinarily flexible. Hyperconverged systems fit the bill. Here are three ways that hyperconverged infrastructure provides the agility you need to thrive in today’s business environments:

  1. Simplified management gives you more room to move. Industry-leading hyperconverged systems offer a unified, straightforward management platform that enables IT generalists to handle all of your management tasks. Your specialists can spend more time on the innovation your business requires to grow and meet future projections for increased sales and profits. In addition, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 offers predictive analytics to help you increase performance, reduce over-provisioning, identify potential problems, and perform predictive capacity planning.
  1. Tightly integrated resources provide blazing speed. With hyperconverged systems, you can deploy virtual machines in minutes, and add compute or storage capacity at cloud speed with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can update firmware and device-drivers on the go, even from your smart phone or tablet.
  1. You can start small and scale as needed. Hyperconverged applicances have everything built in (compute, storage, networking), which reduces OpEx and promotes flexibility. In addition to their relatively low start-up cost, these systems also give you the flexibility to scale up quickly based on your needs; the best hyperconverged solutions available today allow you to add nodes as needed.

If you’re interested in taking your organization to a new level of flexibility, check out HPE Hyper Converged systems powered by Intel® , which offer all of the features I’ve talked about in this post. 

To learn more, read: How hyperconvergence can help IT.


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