Hyperconvergence: Simplifying the IT Process

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What Is Hyperconvergence?

Software defined hyperconvergence is an infrastructure system with integrated storage, networking, and virtualization properties.

A hyperconvergence system integrates the technologies, allowing them to be managed as one single system, using a common toolset. Systems that are hyperconverged can be expanded through adding nodes to the base unit.

The concept emerged from the idea of converged infrastructure. Under that approach, a vendor offers a bundle of hardware and software that has been pre-configured. The bundle is in a single chassis, in an attempt to minimize issues with compatibility, while simplifying management. However, in hyperconvergence- the technologies are so integrated that they cannot be broken into separate components as converged infrastructure can be.

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How Hyperconvergence Helps Businesses

Due to its embodiment of a software defined data center, it offers agility and flexibility that businesses truly need from their IT. It provides businesses with a single vendor approach to implementation, operation, and procurement.

Hyperconvergence combines spinning disk and flash, providing the perfect blend of performance and capacity, letting IT eradicate resource islands. It provides enterprise IT with an economic model similar to the cloud. It provides faster time for data center expenditures, as well as a lower cost of ownership. So, it provides the same economic benefits of the cloud, while also delivering the high performance, reliability, and availability that enterprise demands.

Enhanced Agility

It’s fair to say that agility is a big deal in IT. Businesses have an expectation that IT should response quickly and meet new needs as they arise. Unfortunately, IT often employs myriad resources to meet needs. Hyperconvergence allows IT to achieve the positive outcomes they want much quicker.

Part of agility is the ability to move workloads as needed. Hyperconvergence allows all resources to live under a single umbrella. It makes workload migration a breeze, making data easier to work with, and get things done faster.

Efficiency & Scalability

Think of hyperconvergence as a scalable building block, it allows IT to expand it by adding units much like LEGO. Scalability is one of this infrastructures trademarks. Integrated system products often require a large investment, however, hyperconvergence offers small step size. Which is to say, the amount of infrastructure that a business must buy to reach the next infrastructure level. The upfront cost is bigger with bigger step size.

Additionally, it takes longer to utilize new resources in with bigger step size. Small step size is a more efficient use of resources, and as needs shift it’s easy to add nodes to hyperconverged infrastructures.

Cost & Automation

Hyperconvergence have a lower cost of entry in comparison to their integrated system counterparts, and legal infrastructures.

Automation is a vital component and it walks hand in hand with hyperconvergence. When resources are truly combined and there are centralized management tools in position then scheduling opportunities and scripting options are included in administrative functionality.

Additionally, there is no need for IT to worry about creating automated structures using hardware from different product lines or manufacturers. Everything you need is captured in one neat little environment.

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