The IT world is constantly evolving to find new ways of making systems more effective and efficient and to produce better results for end users. Hyperconvergence is one of these new ways of thinking that has been developed in response to the vast array of uses for the modern data centre. It is effectively an IT framework that combines functions, such as networking and storage, into one, single hyperconverged system. The idea is that by bringing all of these functions into the same structure, data centre complexity can be reduced, economics simplified, operations streamline and the options for scalability increased. If you’re looking at hyperconvergence for your business then there are many benefits to doing so.
The benefits of hyperconvergence
Hyperconvergence is still very much an emerging data centre technology. However, this thoroughly forward thinking software-centric approach has the potential to benefit everything, from corporate compliance through to the bottom line.
Super simple scaling
When it comes to deployment, a hyperconverged infrastructure cuts the time required for this down to an absolutely minimum. Effectively, hyperconvergence makes it possible to scale on demand to create truly agile IT architecture that is incredibly responsive. Hyperconvergence offers scaling in bite sized units that are a complete contrast to slow and long-term options that tend to limit more traditional IT.
Improving data protection
Data protection compliance is a hot topic for every business right now and hyperconvergence actually has a role to play in helping organisations improve the data protection that is currently in place. For example, hyperconvergence enables organisations to easily restore data because back up and replication technology is built in to a hyperconverged system rather than separately managed.
Enabling exceptional cost efficiency
The foundation of hyperconvergence is combining various systems into one and this model always represents a considerable opportunity for making cost savings. With a combined infrastructure like this there is less equipment to purchase and maintain meaning that both the up front costs of hyperconvergence, as well as the ongoing expenses, tend to be much lower. This makes hyperconvergence a far more affordable model for any business to work with.
A data efficient model
Hyperconvergence also offers organisations a much more efficient way to handle and store data. The infrastructure itself leans naturally towards data reduction as a result of deduplication and compression, which combined, reduce the pressure that data can apply to an organisation as a result of sheer volume. The result is that storage capacity, network bandwidth, and IOPS requirements are much more manageable.
Better management of a complex infrastructure
Hyperconvergence provides a simple and easy to manage application that covers virtualisation, storage, network, management and data protection. It is quick and simple to scale and cost effective too, which makes it a key tool for organisations looking for a more seamless way to manage burgeoning IT infrastructure.
Hyperconvergence represents an opportunity for any business to optimise IT infrastructure. From cost savings through to cutting through the complexity to create something simple, scalable and easy to use, the benefits of this evolution of convergence are clear.
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