Looking for a fresh approach for an IT environment? One that will lower costs, increase speed and align IT with business objectives? Then ditch the silos.

The traditional IT operation model, in which specific IT resources are deployed for particular tasks or applications in a silo-like manner, is fast becoming an outdated way of management. Instead, organizations are tapping into the power of converged infrastructure to pool IT resources, creating a stronger and more efficient environment that frees up IT time and resources, letting you step up and take part in innovation and business growth.

Converged infrastructure’s significant advantages

True to its name, converged infrastructure brings numerous IT components together into a unified, optimized computing strategy. You can blend storage, servers, networking components, facilities and other parts of an IT system so that they work together.

With centralized management and consolidated systems, benefits include:

  • Increased resource utilization rates, which can bring down capital expenses
  • Integrated security, which offers a tighter defense against exterior and interior threats
  • Lower costs thanks to more automated management and consolidated storage and network equipment
  • Better cooling and power usage, because of reduced data center equipment needs
  • Reduced complexity, since hardware with server virtualization capacity and automation management functions can streamline operations
  • Stronger IT agility through a virtual environment, especially with single console management capability
  • Better use of IT staff since converged infrastructure eliminates patching and inefficient add-ons
  • Solving legacy data center constraints in terms of storage, speed and uptime

For more about how converged infrastructure offers a bedrock foundation for an organization, download the white paper, Establish a New Style of IT

More agility equals better results

Not surprisingly, converged infrastructure is gaining traction just as IT organizations are trying to find ways to deal with Big Data and the subsequent push to manage both structured and unstructured data.

Legacy architectures might not be up for larger business demands like increased storage or cloud-based delivery models. Those silos have begun to crack, and replacing them with a similar system is simply not an option for many organizations.

As data increases and IT resources become even more important, a converged infrastructure can offer agility without increased operational costs or added complexity.

Imagine being able to quickly complete all those mundane IT tasks like rolling out business applications to an entire company, or provisioning resources for faster processing speeds. Instead of setting aside days for to-do list items like those, they can be achieved with a few clicks within a converged environment.

That frees you up to focus more on strategy and less on management, creating an IT organization that’s truly aligned with business goals and proving its leadership through innovation.

It’s time for future-focused IT

Converged infrastructure represents a new model for IT, blowing apart the silos for a far more efficient, cost-effective and powerful solution.

Plus, with technology and advice that focuses on preserving existing investments, you don’t need to rip and replace a current environment. With a converged infrastructure system that’s geared toward your organization, you can tap into prepackaged, efficient systems that tie together Big Data, server virtualization, servers, storage, management, and more.

That means you can go beyond a segmented environment and move into an operations model that’s ready for the future.

Want to know more about how converged infrastructure can offer a cutting-edge operation model for your organization? Then download the white paper, Establish a New Style of IT

Adam Shomaker is a Strategic Alliance Manager with Sirius Computer Solutions.