Deciding to turn over your infrastructure to a cloud provider is a tough decision. There are good reasons to want to keep control over vital business infrastructure. With hyperconverged infrastructure, you can get the benefits of cloud while retaining ownership and responsibility for your data center equipment and operations.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Enables Cloud Infrastructure
With hyperconverged infrastructure, you can establish an easy-to-support, easy-to-expand infrastructure on your own premises, even reaching web-scale. Hyperconverged infrastructure is modular, expanding on demand with standardized units of compute and storage capacity. Both scale up and scale out options are supported.
The infrastructure is robust, with built-in replication and high availability. Data management is key, so hyperconverged infrastructure typically includes data protection and data deduplication features.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is easy to support, eliminating the need for separate storage and server support teams and providing a single point of contact for vendor support. Hyperconverged infrastructure also supports automation and self-service, enabling the agility of cloud. High levels of virtualization enable multiple business units and workloads to coexist on the same device. Management is easier with a single console providing a comprehensive view of systems and statuses.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure Supports Cloud Workloads
Which kinds of workloads were you thinking of moving to cloud? Hyperconverged infrastructure has the features to support the demands of cloud-appropriate workloads.
For business-critical applications, hyperconverged infrastructure provides high performance and high availability, with replication, data protection, and disaster recovery. As workloads grow, so can the infrastructure. Because the entire infrastructure resides in the data center, hyperconverged infrastructure provides private cloud functionality for applications with strict compliance and security requirements.
Big data is a common driver for cloud projects, and the scalability of hyperconverged infrastructure makes it a good fit. Self-service means analytics teams can set up the necessary infrastructure for an analytics project and easily release it after the analysis is complete.
Because remote offices lack significant on-site support capability, the simplicity of hyperconverged infrastructure provides an alternative to using cloud to obtain those services. The flexible backup capabilities of hyperconverged infrastructure make it easy to protect data from these remote locations in cloud or centralized with the rest of the company’s data.
Development and test teams need environments sporadically, as projects start up and finish. The expandability of hyperconverged infrastructure plus self-service provides a good match for that need. Because the infrastructure is all under your control, you can manage your development and deployment processes your own way.
Does hyperconverged infrastructure offer the in-house cloud solution your business needs? dcVAST provides managed Nutanix support to help you effectively leverage this technology. Contact us to learn more about creating flexible, scalable in-house infrastructure with Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure.