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What is hyperconverged infrastructure and why does it matter?
Over the past five years, we have seen the explosive growth of the public cloud. Whether it’s Azure, AWS or GCP, companies have been lured by promises of agility, rapid deployment and an ever-growing library of capabilities and features.
Indeed, the public cloud is attractive - but it also has its problems.
For example, many businesses see their cloud costs spiralling out of control, whether it’s because they aren’t using public cloud in the most cost-effective way or a sharp rise in rogue IT with people just signing up for services willy-nilly. It’s a big risk when 71 percent of employees are using unsanctioned apps on their devices.
This is understandable: employees want to make their jobs easier. And if all they need to do is provide card details to get everything they need, they will. But it can affect your business’s bottom line and the IT department’s ability to keep track of all the systems in use.
This is why for improved cost efficiency, and a whole host of other benefits, businesses are looking to hyperconverged infrastructure.
What is hyperconverged infrastructure?
Hyperconverged infrastructure combines the best of the public cloud and the performance, resiliency and availability of an on-premises data centre.
It brings together compute, storage, networking and data services in a single system. HPE hyperconverged systems use industry-standard x86 systems, to run virtualised or containerised workloads.
By giving IT managers the ability to run workloads in the cloud or on-premises in a seamless way, hyperconvergence delivers the best of both worlds
Why your business needs hyperconverged infrastructure
Hyperconverged infrastructure is flexible, yet predictable. It helps you grow, but also allows you to consolidate existing systems. It’s a case of finding the right tool for the job.
For example, HPE SimpliVity allows you to scale easily with simple management. With AI-enabled insights you can view your IT utilisation and make well-informed, better decisions. This not only lets you grow but enables you to calculate ROI on projects so you can maintain your business success.
Combined with HPE GreenLake you can view all this valuable information in a single, easy-to-use client portal. If knowledge is power, with this capability and insight you’re practically a superhero.
With such abilities at your fingertips, you may think you need huge, on-premises servers – but you don’t. With hyperconverged infrastructure, you receive enterprise grade-server capability in a twelfth of the physical volume. So, you don’t need large server rooms that occupy expensive floorspace and cost a fortune to run.
Key benefits of hyperconvergence
Other benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure include:
- Data efficiency. Reduced storage, bandwidth and input/output per second requirements.
- Workload-centricity. Workloads are the corner stone of enterprise IT, which is why all hyperconverged infrastructure focuses on applications.
- Data protection. Simplification of data restoration in the event of loss or corruption.
- VM mobility. Hyperconverged infrastructure enables greater application/workload mobility.
- Resiliency. Compared to legacy systems, hyperconverged enables higher levels of data availability.
- Cost efficiency. Hyperconverged infrastructure provides your IT a sustainable step-based economic model that eliminates waste.
Better business through hyperconvergence
With hyperconverged infrastructure, your business can simplify, save and scale. HPE hyperconvergence solutions offer up to 90% savings in capacity and 54% improvement with built-in data protection. If you’d like to learn more and discover the best technology mix for your business, get in touch today.
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Check out my previous blogs: The future of hyperconverged technology, 5 questions every business leader should ask their IT department, 3 common causes of downtime to look out for in 2020, Bringing the cloud back in-house: How to run the cloud on-premises