Technology decisions are complex because they need to be evaluated from two perspectives. First, does the technology meet the technical requirements? And second, does the technology provide value to the business?
Hyperconverged infrastructure helps companies solve both technical and business challenges. From a technical perspective, the infrastructure is easy to support and can help meet capacity and performance requirements. From a business perspective, hyperconverged infrastructure provides several benefits:
Hyperconverged infrastructure is highly available by design. Clusters of nodes and built-in replication, combined with automatic failover procedures, means that there’s little impact on the business from any component failures. Employees are able to work with high levels of productivity.
Responsive to changes
Whether or not the hyperconverged infrastructure is used as a private or hybrid cloud, using hyperconverged infrastructure provides many of the same agility benefits as cloud. The infrastructure can easily be expanded by adding nodes as needed, allowing you to scale up as business grows.
Better technology at remote sites
Remote sites that experienced poor IT services due to a lack of on-site staff benefit because supporting hyperconverged infrastructure is straightforward. There’s only one vendor to call if there are problems, so problem resolution is quicker.
IT focused on business needs
With hyperconverged infrastructure, the IT team spends less time supporting IT everywhere, not just at remote sites. That means the team has more time to address business needs, whether deploying new systems or investigating new technologies. IT becomes proactive in addressing business needs rather than reacting to technical problems. As with increased responsiveness to changes, the ultimate impact of this effect from hyperconverged infrastructure is an increase in revenue.
Because hyperconverged infrastructure is built on standardized nodes, spending is easier to estimate and plan. Because the infrastructure can expand rapidly, there’s no need to spend a lot on overprovisioning systems; you can spend on exactly what meets your needs at this moment. Spending is also reduced due to the compact footprint of hyperconverged systems and reduced need for storage, switches, and associated power, cooling, and management systems. These spending savings are doubled when the cost of redundant, disaster recovery systems are considered.
Ready to learn more about how hyperconverged infrastructure can benefit your business? The dcVAST team can help you leverage hyperconverged infrastructure for your secondary storage through our turnkey Cohesity support. We also offer upport and complete managed services for Nutanix, with our expert team helping you optimize your configuration whether you are building a hybrid cloud or simply want scalable, easy to support system in your data center. Contact dcVAST to implement hyperconverged infrastructure that benefits your technology team and your business.