Have you been hearing all the hype about hyper converged infrastructure lately? Find out why IT managers can’t stop raving about this innovation that is increasing efficiency and decreasing costs.
It’s All About Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) aims to design a holistic IT infrastructure in order to use energy, equipment and physical space in the most efficient possible way. Although many IT managers shy away from the seemingly painful task of actively seeking to make improvements to these complex systems, DCIM can have an incredibly positive impact on the ease and efficiency of day-to-day IT management. Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructures both represent specific approaches to DCIM which have proven to be beneficial to a wide range of IT environments.
Converged Infrastructure is a highly efficient innovation in IT management which works by grouping together a diverse range of IT components, such as servers, data storage devices, networking equipment and software into one computing package. Combining all these components decreases or eliminates incompatibility issues between the elements and reduces the operating costs of the IT system by consolidating resources such as power, cooling and space. These benefits have made converged infrastructure the DCIM system of choice among IT experts for a number of years.
Hyper Converged Infrastructure
Just when IT managers thought things couldn’t get any better than the highly efficient converged infrastructure system, the hyper converged infrastructure system came along. Sure, it sounds fancier, but what actually is the difference between the converged and hyper converged systems? Well, although converged infrastructures combine a range of components, each of the subsystems is discrete and serves its own function independently of the other elements. If necessary, these technologies can be separated and can function on their own. Hyper convergence takes convergence a step further by deeply integrating all components so that they function as one symbiotic, cohesive whole and the elements can no longer be separated from each other.
The Benefits of Hyper Converged Infrastructure
So, what are the benefits of opting for a hyper converged infrastructure system?
Making the switch to a hyper converged infrastructure system can decrease your overall CapEx and OpEx by up to 60%
You can scale up the infrastructure predictably with no limits, so that your IT system grows with your business.
Reduce Energy Usage
The efficiency of the system means that you can expect up to a 90% reduction in energy usage on power, cooling and space.
Less Work for IT Managers
Acquisition, deployment and ongoing management are all streamlined, meaning less work for your IT department and more time to focus on building your business.
Implementing A Hyper Converged Infrastructure in Your Business
The Virtunet team are experts in designing and implementing customised hyper converged infrastructure systems that best suit the requirements of each individual business or enterprise. Find out more, or call our team for a free quote today on 1300 484 788.