I regularly speak to customers wanting to know more about the rapid rate of growth in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure market. This is a wider industry trend with 60% of organisations have adopted HCI or are seriously considering it, a year-on-year increase of 48.5%. In real terms, the industry is set to be worth a projected $4B by 2019.
For those interested in adopting HCI, I like to start with Dell EMC. Not only is Dell EMC #1 in Hyper-Converged, but its VxRail Appliance is built on the world’s best-selling Dell EMC 14th Generation PowerEdge server platform and it more than pays for itself in operational savings alone with up to 30% lower total cost of ownership.
VxRail on next gen PowerEdge is more than just a server, it is:
- Powerful enough for any workload with up to two times more IOPS
- Purposeful with over one million more configurations and three times more VDI users
- Polished with over 150 HCI custom requirements built into 14th Gen PowerEdge
In Cislion’s two hour workshop on Demystifying Hyperconverged Infrastructure, we give customers the opportunity to experience and learn how this next generation technology can help your business modernise its Data Centre strategy. In these sessions, I talk customers through these five key reasons why they should consider HCI:
1. Reduce Data Center footprint
Adding numerous servers and storage units to support rapid expansion can lead to data center sprawl. Move to a hyper converged solution to bring together the disparate infrastructure elements that power IT applications for an environmentally friendly option that takes up much less space.
2. Simplify system management
As your infrastructure grows, any cost savings you gain from commoditized hardware is quickly overshadowed by the complexity of managing and supporting disparate systems. Go hyper-converged and centralize operations management from a single pane of glass for faster, simpler IT.
3. Automate operations
Streamline operations through automation with a hyper-converged infrastructure that is self-contained, fully integrated and provided by one vendor. Start automating time-consuming tasks and processes so you can free up your IT staff to focus on driving innovation and improving time-to-market for new services.
4. Support rapid provisioning
Move to hyper-converged IT and rapidly provision new systems and virtual machines at the speed today’s digitally-driven customers demand. The larger your organization, the more relevant rapid provisioning becomes so you can continuously meet expectations while staying within your IT budget.
5. Improve data protection
Enhance data protection with the centralized nature of hyper-converged infrastructure that offers built-in security and data handling policies. Respond to issues quickly using a centralized console with data protection, backup and recovery integrated into the infrastructure.
If you’re considering HCI, book your experience today and we can look into your infrastructure needs.
Written by Oliver Smith, Cisilion’s Data Centre Solution Architect