4 HCI Fixes to Revive Infrastructure Capacity

by kriley April 17, 2018

4 HCI Fixes to Revive Infrastructure Capacity

Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) is getting a lot of buzz and for a good reason: It consolidates and scales storage and compute resources with an agile platform solution that automates IT management and helps ensure that every IT dollar you spend delivers value to the business. It’s no wonder, then, that 50 percent of companies are considering a move to hyperconvergence. Yet with all the promise and potential of an HCI solution, how can you know if your business is ready to make the move? Here are four common IT problems (and fixes) that could point to the need for HCI:

1. You can’t advance digital transformation.

The race is on for infrastructure speed and agility to meet customer expectations for near instantaneous service delivery (you can thank the likes of Uber and Amazon for that). IDC estimates that digital transformation spending will increase 42 percent between 2017 and 2019 — hitting $1.7 trillion globally. In a world of lean startups disrupting market sectors, digital transformation is essential to positioning your company for competitive advantage.

HCI fix: Consolidate legacy and new technology investments into a single HCI solution to accelerate service delivery and simplify IT management. For instance, HCI solutions like HPE SimpliVity, built on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server and powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, combine both IT infrastructure and advanced data services into a single, integrated, all-flash infrastructure that accelerates capacity while increasing staff productivity by 50 percent.

2. Your applications are outpacing your IT capacity.

It’s estimated that applications are growing 5 times faster than IT can deliver and managing the IT stack now consumes 80 percent of IT time and budget. Not only do cost and complexity eat away at your bottom line, but they also degrade the ROI of your application investments. Initiatives like VDI, DevOps, disaster recovery, and ROBO require bandwidth-hungry applications that can take a big bite out of legacy capacity.

HCI fix: HCI provides capacity on demand for any application demand — to support cloud, virtualized, tier-1, and mission-critical workloads. For example, HPE SimpliVity protects and accelerates applications with all-flash storage that delivers 2 times more performance and 50 percent less latency than competitor flash solution — and costs 20 percent less.

3. You’re struggling to manage a mix of cloud and on-premises capacity.

The efficiency of cloud is a game changer for growing companies looking for economy and scale. It’s no surprise to learn that more than $1 trillion of IT spend will likely shift to the cloud in the next five years, putting 90 percent of companies into a hybrid operating model by 2020. With cloud comes complexity — and insecurity — a challenge for growing companies that lack the skill to manage it.

HCI fix: HCI delivers the efficiency of cloud in a solution that keeps mission-critical data on premises. HPE SimpliVity built on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server, powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, can reduce public cloud costs by as much as 55 percent by bringing the economy of cloud together with the security and performance of an on-premises solution.

4. Your VMs are too complex and expensive

Supporting the increase in virtualized workloads can quickly lead to data center sprawl — and increased expense. Maintaining countless VM servers that require myriad tools to manage adds more cost than value to the business.

HCI fix: High-density HCI servers consolidate and combine server capacity to reduce hardware and ease management for virtualized workloads. HPE SimpliVity built on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server, powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is bundled with VM management that can restore a 1 TB VM in under 60 seconds.

Learn more about how ASI System Integration, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner, can fix what’s broken in your infrastructure with an HCI solution customized to your needs.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise specializations include Platinum: Converged Infrastructure, Networking.

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