Hyperconvergence: the embodiment of the software-defined data centre.
A hyperconverged platform combines compute, storage and virtualisation, leveraging industry-leading servers from Nutanix, Dell, Lenovo, Cisco and more. The easy-to-manage application can deliver a complex infrastructure of virtualisation, storage, compute, network, management and data protection seamlessly.
The business value of hyperconvergence
The world of IT in enterprise has changed hugely over the past few years. There are now a myriad of tools and applications required to keep a business technically functional and at the top of its game. The software basis of the infrastructure has led to its dramatic adoption, providing the flexibility and agility the modern business demands and needs from IT.
The business case also extends to the economic footprint that must be considered, in rationalising the investment and achieving a cost-effective solution. Hyperconverged systems have a low total cost of ownership compared with their integrated system counterparts and legacy infra- structure. Although the initial capital expenditure may not be that different from other solutions, ultimately there is a faster time-to-value ratio, where the savings and reduced administrative load outshine their counterparts.
Bringing value to every size of business
Hyperconvergence will become a crucial next phase of technology for IT departments in many businesses. The functionality and ease of management that can be achieved from a ‘single pane of glass’ application can be realised in even the smallest of companies. The expected resilience, performance and productivity that can be garnered from hyperconvergence can be applied to any business.
The IT benefits of hyperconvergence
Naturally, making the step towards hyperconvergence required a cost-benefit analysis, the benefits of which are copious.
1) Data efficiency: Reduce storage, bandwidth and IOPS requirements.
2) Mobility: Greater mobility in workloads and applications with virtual machines.
3) Scalability: Simplification of scaling resources in/out, avoids the expense of initial over-provisioning.
4) Data protection: Easily restore data with streamlined disaster recovery processes.
5) Cost efficiency: Reduced need for capital investment on technology refreshes and new infrastructure projects. Virtual infrastructure reduces ongoing management costs.
Hyperconverged technology presents an alternative to the public cloud and a data centre option for those looking to upgrade ageing equipment, support new applications or extend IT to provide greater mobility.
M-Tech can advise you in choosing a hyperconverged solution to suit your business. We can support your cost-benefit analysis and carry out the project from conceptualisation to implementation to user training. Contact us to have a no obligation consultation about your server-storage needs.