Hyperconverged infrastructure continues to be a growth technology, finding a place in more and more data centers. How do you know if it belongs in yours?
- You're growing. If you're struggling to keep up with rapid growth, hyperconverged infrastructure can meet that need. The infrastructure is scalable by design, offering rapid provisioning that makes it easy to expand by adding nodes when needed. This growth capability extends to supporting webscale data centers, as well.
If you're growing by adding additional locations, hyperconverged infrastructure offers great support for remote offices and branch offices. The standardized systems are easy to support even when there's limited IT staff on site. When additional support is needed, there's only one vendor to contact for assistance.
Most hyperconverged systems have a relatively small footprint, too, making them ideal if the growth in demand for IT services isn't matched by growth in space for IT equipment.
- You're shrinking. If you're struggling with reduced IT staff or budget, or consolidating data centers, hyperconverged infrastructure offers a good solution. Support and management are made easier, through the elimination of silos. Vendor management becomes easier, too, as there's only one vendor to manage.
Commodity components that you don't need to install far in advance of demand also make it easier to cope with budget constraints. The small footprint of the units lets you consolidate different data centers without running out of space.
- Your existing infrastructure is aging. Hyperconverged systems are often a good choice when it's time to replace existing infrastructure. An environment that's grown chaotic with haphazardly selected components can be replaced with a cost-effective system built from standard components, making it easier to manage going forward.
- You're developing new applications. Development and test environments can be costly to establish and support, especially since they're used only for a limited duration. Hyperconverged infrastructures, with their high levels of virtualization, make it easy to spin up independent dev and test environments without impacting production systems and without investing in costly hardware.
- You can't afford downtime. Building your own highly available architecture is challenging. Hyperconverged infrastructure, with its nodal design and replication, make it much simpler to implement a system that recovers by itself when there's a problem.
- You're embracing the cloud. When you've decided you need the benefits of cloud but don't want to risk exposing data on systems shared with other users, the scalability of hyperconverged infrastructure makes it easy to build your own on-premises private cloud.
Is hyperconverged infrastructure right for you? dcVAST provides managed Nutanix services, ensuring you get the optimum benefits from your hyperconverged system. Contact us to learn more about why you should introduce hyperconverged infrastructure into your data center.