If your business is one of the many that have adopted a hyper converged infrastructure, no doubt you believe that hyperconvergence lives up to all the hype. Those of you who have not yet dipped your toe in the hyper converged pool may in fact believe it isn’t worth making a change — but not for long.
Hyperconvergence adoption rates are quickly growing as IT professionals learn what these powerhouse appliances can do. Defined by Gartner as “a platform offering shared compute and storage resources, based on software-defined storage, software-defined compute, commodity hardware and a unified management interface,” this progressive IT strategy is catching on like fire. In fact, Gartner predicts mainstream adoption of hyperconvergence by 2019.
Businesses looking to streamline IT operations and reduce operating costs have found that hyperconvergence may just be the Holy Grail. It enables them to eliminate server sprawl and IT complexity so they can redirect IT staff to support revenue-generating activities. And that’s not all.
Hyper converged systems provide:
- A single IT resource pool
- Seamless scalability in capacity and performance
- A software-centric design
- The ability to effectively manage aggregated resources
- A high degree of automation
While the complete list of hyper converged benefits is lengthy, the top three reasons many businesses invest in the innovative technology are cost savings, agility, and resiliency. Hyperconvergence provides enterprises with the ability to streamline IT operations, save money, and guarantee 24/7 availability.
Businesses that have not deployed hyper converged systems should at least kick some tires. Start by looking at vendors that have a solid track record for innovation and reliability. Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Whether or not you believe all the hype, don’t let your business get left behind. Read up on new technologies and continue to evaluate your systems to identify what’s working and what’s not.
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