What’s the hype about hybrid IT? Explore the facts behind the fiction.
Have you bought into the buzz and excitement about hyper converged infrastructure benefits for scalability, flexibility, and speed of workload provisioning? Or are you confused by the misconceptions that have left you wondering, “Is this the right tech move for my business?”
Some companies turn to hyper converged for remote office/branch office scalability (ROBO). Others choose it to simplify virtualization. Many companies have made the leap to hyper converged IT. In fact, a press release from IDC reports that during the fourth quarter of 2015 sales of hyper converged systems grew 170%.1
So what are the facts about hyper converged that you should consider?
It eases management.
Hyper converged appliances combine factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components together into a single device to streamline and simplify resource deployment. This integration reduces data center sprawl and cost. Unlike legacy storage and compute components managed through many panes of glass, hyper converged appliances support single-pane-of-glass management by a single IT generalist – eliminating the need to hire, train, and retain an IT specialist to keep your investment humming.
Purpose-built hyper converged appliances ensure you have the right mix of factory-integrated compute, storage, networking, and management components to handle most general-purpose workloads, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and hybrid cloud. This configuration saves time and simplifies the provisioning of workloads because it combines everything you need for virtualization into a single solution.
You can afford it.
Say goodbye to overprovisioning servers for future demand. The modularity of hyper converged appliances makes it possible to purchase what you need—when you need it—and scale up as your requirements change. You can scale compute and storage independently based on your needs. Not only does this reduce your capital expense costs, but it frees up revenue that can be applied to fund other mission-critical IT initiatives.
Migrating to hyper converged IT doesn’t have to be complicated. At ASI System Integration, our infrastructure architects rely on products like HPE Hyper Converged Systems for hybrid IT simplicity. It’s integrated with the HPE ProLiant DL380 Server, the world’s best-selling server, and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors for server reliability robust enough to support any VDI or cloud workload.
We’re North America’s leading independent provider of IT services with 30 years of experience and deep expertise in infrastructure optimization. Contact us to learn how you can get started with HPE Hyper Converged Systems with as little as two nodes – or as many as 16 for enterprise-class workloads.
1 Press Release, “Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increases 8.5% Year Over Year in the Fourth Quarter of 2015, Surpassing $3.1 Billion in Value,” IDC March 2016
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