5 Business Benefits of Hyperconvergence
Technology has changed the way companies and organizations operate as it has allowed them to operate efficiently and scale quickly. However, as businesses grow, so do problems, especially when it comes to IT services. Things are now more complex and take a lot of resources. These, in turn, stunt growth.
What is hyperconvergence?
In a legacy IT infrastructure, compute, storage, and network components are discrete and managed separately from each other. It’s complex to manage, can take up more physical space, and costly. A hyperconverged IT structure solves that by combining the mentioned components into a single system. Check out the benefits below.
1) Simpler and easier to manage
Since a hyperconverged infrastructure has already consolidated the core components, managing it would be simpler and easier even if you have branches in a variety of locations. There’s no need for specialized staff for each resource area.
It also eliminates the need for different management tools as administrators will be able to view or manage the entire IT stack from a single, familiar interface. This level of efficiency will translate to real returns for a data center.
2) Upgrades are easier to roll-out
Since a hyperconverged system comes from a single manufacturer, upgrading the system is faster, both in hardware and software levels. Compatibility will not be an issue and support experience will be better as choke-points can be easily identified. And in case there’s a problem, rollbacks can be also quickly and easily implemented. This saves time and lowers operational costs.
We mentioned earlier that hyperconverged systems are easier to manage. That can be attributed to automation. Since everything is consolidated in one environment, the IT Admin can efficiently control the full stack from one management interface even without specialized training. He or she can run any virtual machine, anywhere, anytime, through end-to-end policy automation and global unified management. This frees time to allow the IT staff to work on other projects.
4) Reduces costs
Aside from saving time, a hyperconverged infrastructure will also save you money. Such systems have a low cost of entry compared to traditional infrastructure. With hyperconvergence, there’s less equipment to purchase. It also requires less IT staff to manage the whole stack. All of that will result in a significant reduction in operational costs, which, of course, saves money.
5) Reduces footprint
An IT infrastructure takes up space. In a traditional setup, you will need multiple racks to house the core components like the servers, storage network, and storage systems. But in a hyperconverged infrastructure, it’s more compact. A Fortune 50 company, for example, can converge six data centers down to three. This can greatly benefit small or remote offices that need as much space as possible for other operations.
How do I shift to a hyperconverged IT infrastructure?
Businesses and organizations can have access to hyperconverged solutions by finding the right partner with years of experience in solving the mentioned challenges. One good example is Trends, which is headquartered in the Philippines with offices here and abroad. Trends can offer cost-effective, customized, and flexible solutions that meet the organization’s needs. In addition, Trends is also a Gold partner of HPE SimpliVity – an example of a hyperconverged infrastructure.
If your business or organization needs a hyperconverged infrastructure, you may contact Trends for a free demo here.