Hyperconvergence, as we discussed in an earlier blog, provides a highly scalable solution for data center infrastructure. It combines, computes, stores, network and virtualization resources in a single software-defined system.
That makes Hyperconvergence an effective solution for dealing with rapidly increasing volumes of data that create storage roadblocks and reduce the speed and efficiency of service delivery.
But, the benefits of Hyperconvergence are much wider and they create opportunities for both business and IT.
Creating the Agile Business
Scalability is a key benefit for both. For the IT team, it simplifies the problems of expansion. Hyperconverged Infrastructure comes as pre-configured, pre-integrated elements. To expand the infrastructure, IT simply has to buy and deploy more of the same elements. There’s no need to build surplus capacity or deploy the separate components that were required in legacy infrastructures.
The scalable infrastructure makes it easy to keep IT in step with business growth or to scale quickly to respond to new business threats or opportunities. That makes the business more agile, which is an important benefit in very competitive markets.
Fast service delivery is a key target for both business and IT, and Hyper-convergence delivers that benefit. Users expect to access data and applications quickly to maintain productivity and efficiency. With the increase in mobility, they also expect to be able to access services from any location.
Hyperconvergence simplifies the process of handling high volumes of user logins, reads and writes. It also improves uptime, ensuring high levels of service and improving user experience. Business users can access the essential data and applications they need quickly and reliably, helping them make better decisions and complete projects and routine tasks faster.
Scalability and rapid access are essential requirements for businesses focused on innovation. Hyperconvergence helps IT teams to quickly scale the resources that product development teams need, while maintaining high levels of service to the rest of the business.
Supporting Remote Operations
Deploying a consistent infrastructure to remote locations can improve efficiency and business performance across a distributed organization. With Hyper-convergence, IT teams can deploy the same pre-configured, pre-defined infrastructure in all locations and manage the entire system centrally. This eliminates the need to duplicate IT resources at each site and reduces overall management costs.
Make Better Use of Data
Hyper-convergence gives organizations the ability to make better use of the data they hold and to adopt new services that are data-intensive. For example, increasing numbers of businesses are utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and manage remote appliances.
The huge volume of data from the IoT could potentially overwhelm a legacy storage infrastructure. With Hyper-convergence, IT teams can dynamically scale their storage resources to meet the increasing demand.
Hyper-convergence also supports the scalable capacity needed for efficient long-term data storage, which is important for businesses that need to retain data for discovery, reference and compliance.
Benefits for Any Size Business
A Hyper-converged solution provides a cost-effective environment that enables IT teams to simplify infrastructure complexity and deliver the essential agility and scalability that business needs. Hyper-convergence is not just suitable for large enterprises, it can be used by small and medium businesses to manage their data effectively and compete with their larger rivals.