The importance of a highly responsive infrastructure
The IT infrastructure is an essential element of a business that has to fulfil reliability, availability, performance and scalability requirements.
Then there are the IT teams who are already overloaded with managing IT assets, but who have to fulfil extensive requirements particularly when it comes to software and applications. At the same time, they have to stay on top of user expectations and ensure an optimal experience. For small and medium-sized companies, the situation is even more strained.
On top of all this is the fact that the volume of data is increasing exponentially and support for a company’s infrastructure ties up extensive resources.
What is hyperconvergence?
A few years ago, a new technology emerged that has since increasingly moved into the spotlight, and that is hyperconvergence.
Sounds complicated, and to some extent it is, but the definition is really quite simple. The aim is to simplify infrastructure management by combining (converging) servers, switches and storage into one with the whole lot managed through software.
What are the benefits?
A hyperconverged infrastructure tends to be highly valued by businesses due to the agility it provides, fulfilling the needs of increasingly resource-hungry software applications. For many businesses, the infrastructure availability is of utmost importance. Hyperconvergence provides the opportunity to scale data centre capacity as workloads increase and decrease.
The second benefit is clear—the type of management. A hyperconverged infrastructure only has one software interface. This gives the CIO a holistic overview of the company’s infrastructure both in-house and externally.
And thanks to the policies in these kind of solutions, hyperconvergence is ultimately a win-win for IT teams from both an administrative and economic perspective.