Hyperconverged infrastructure is continuing to grow in popularity. IDC reported that sales of hyperconverged infrastructure in 2017 increased by 64.3 percent from sales in 2016.
There's a good reason for this growth. Using hyperconverged infrastructure helps companies tackle many challenges in their data center simultaneously.
Simplify Support and Management
Because hyperconverged systems include integrated storage, compute, and networking components certified to interoperate and supported by a single vendor, deploying, maintaining, and supporting these systems is easier for operations teams to handle. Policies are automatically deployed across machines, eliminating manual work and ensuring consistent controls.
Because elements of the infrastructure are certified as compatible, there's no need to test components in a lab environment before adding them to production. When any issues occur, there's no time wasted identifying which vendor to call for support. A single interface makes monitoring the entire infrastructure straightforward.
The configurations of hyperconverged systems are built around low-cost, standard components. In addition, they include virtualization software, so that doesn't need to be purchased separately. Because system expansion is straightforward, capacity can be added as required, reducing the requirement to maintain large amounts of spare capacity. Support costs also are lower, meaning OpEx as well as CapEx are reduced.
Increase Developer Agility
Hyperconverged systems make it easy to use automation to support self-service and allow developers to bring development and test environments online as needed, rather than waiting for administrators to provision new instances. In addition, the built-in virtualization makes it easy for systems to be repurposed.
Hyperconverged systems consist of multiple nodes by design, and they're designed to handle node failure gracefully. This provides built-in high availability and reliability without additional work or adding secondary systems.
Scale Systems Easily
Hyperconverged systems are scalable by design, and can easily be extended by adding nodes. System configuration can be changed without shutting down workloads in progress.
Meet Remote and Branch Office Technology Needs
Remote locations offer struggle to obtain technology that meets their needs, especially if there's limited technical expertise on site. The all-in-one nature of hyperconverged infrastructure, along with its easy scalability and single vendor support, make it easy for remote offices to manage their technology.
Build a Private or Hybrid Cloud
Hyperconverged systems, with their virtualized, expandable architecture, offer a solid platform for building a private cloud and integrating it into a hybrid cloud.
Can hyperconverged infrastructure help you overcome your data center challenges? Whatever your motivation for looking at hyperconverged infrastructure, dcVAST can help you deploy it and manage it effectively. We provide managed services for Nutanix, designing a new installation or optimizing an existing one. Contact us to learn more about using hyperconverged infrastructure to get data center challenges under control.