Hyperconvergence – A Simplified Solution For Your IT Operations
Rising technological advancement simplified our modern life. But in contrast, it made the life of IT data centers more complex and chaotic. Traditionally, a data center comprises various physical components such as switches, servers, storage devices, firewalls and racks using cables. Additionally, it also contains adequate infrastructure components like electrical switching, uninterruptible power supplies, backup generators and so on to support the existing physical components.
Everything goes fine until business has limited needs to evolve. With the emerging computing trends like Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automation, DevOps and Internet of Things, the need to roll out new services in matter of hours or days puts legacy data centers in a nightmare of complications.
Hyperconvergence comes into play when IT organizations came to the conclusion – “Old ways don’t work anymore”. From small to large scale industries, many businesses discovered the benefits of Hyperconvergence and made it’s popularity to bloom around enterprise data centers. Hyperconvergence allows spin up newer virtual infrastructure in the order of hours. With integration of Dev Ops with Hyperconvergence, creating and deploying services happen in the order of minutes.
Hyperconvergence infrastructure (HCI) is an all-in-one solution. A smartphone is the best example to say. It allows users to access phone, music, camera, GPS, calculator etc., in a single device. In the same way, HCI integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a single device and managed through a software layer called ‘Hypervisor’.
Obviously, HCI is an innovative design, but its true value lies in the simplified solution it brings to the IT infrastructure. It eliminates workload silos by consolidating independent application workloads deployed in one operating environment. It eliminates hardware silos by consolidating the IT components and avoids the need for costly hardware refreshes. Thus when the wide become leaner, the cost, power, cooling and spacing are reduced and scalability, flexibility and efficiency are achieved. Moreover, the one vendor and one solution simplifies the operation and maintenance.
In short, HCI is ‘IT in a box’ comes as a big wave to simplify IT operations and allow businesses to spend less time on IT management and more time on their business endeavours.