Saving money and using resources more efficiently and effectively are constant imperatives in data centers. Introducing hyperconverged infrastructure can help you reduce the complexity, streamline your operations, and increase agility, yielding considerable cost savings as a result. The financial benefits are derived from these characteristics of hyperconverged infrastructure:
- Smaller data center. By consolidating compute and storage, along with enabling high levels of virtualization, using hyperconverged infrastructure requires less physical space in the data center. The associated power and cooling costs are also reduced.
- More effective utilization of staff. Using hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies many of the tasks needed for routine support and system expansion, especially tasks such as provisioning and LUN masking. A high level of automation reduces manual work and time. You can rely more on generalists instead of expensive specialists. As a result, fewer staff are needed to perform maintenance and the IT team has more time to focus on business needs.
- Reduced capital expenditures. Hyperconverged infrastructure enables high levels of utilization and simplifies system expansion, reducing the need to purchase infrastructure, while commodity pricing reduces the cost when expansion is necessary. You’ll see a significant reduction in the amount and cost of hardware you need to buy.
- Fewer maintenance contracts. Because hyperconverged infrastructure consolidates storage, compute, and networking into a single device, you need fewer maintenance contracts and less administrative time overseeing vendor negotiations.
- Reduced cost of downtime. With built-in high availability and replication, hyperconverged infrastructure considerably reduces the risk and cost of downtime, as well as simplifying the recovery process. Solving problems becomes faster and cheaper because you don’t waste time figuring out which vendor to call for support.
- Reduced cost of software licenses. Although hyperconverged infrastructure is primarily a hardware solution, using hyperconverged infrastructure can also impact software expenditures. For example, hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix includes a hypervisor as part of its solution, eliminating the need to purchase hypervisor licenses separately. The management software that comes with hyperconverged infrastructure also reduces the need for additional, separate data center management consoles.
The total impact of all these savings is significant. One study found that hyperconverged infrastructure offered a 534 percent five-year return on investment, and a 60 percent reduction in five-year cost of operations.
Talk to dcVAST to learn more about how you can get these savings from using hyperconverged infrastructure. Our expert managed services help you deploy Nutanix and run it efficiently, simplifying data center operations and reducing your costs.