A typical data center has multiple generations of servers, operating systems, hypervisors, and storage devices—often from multiple vendors. Today’s IT administrators are charged to do more with less, drive efficiency with speed, manage risk with predictability, and—above all—to drive profit through IT. Yet external factors are taking data center complexity to new heights. Technology advances like cloud, analytics and mobility have resulted in record increases in data that must be analyzed, stored and optimized.
Conventional, multigenerational data centers are hardware-driven and designed around the concept of predefined, discrete workloads designed for specific tasks. Yet how can an enterprise accurately predict where IT capacity is going to be needed at any given time? It can’t, which creates the need to overprovision the data center to meet anticipated IT demand. This overprovisioning costs money in up front capital expense (CAPEX), and ongoing operating expenses (OPEX).
Hyperconvergence: What’s in it for you?
- Increased capacity: Hyperconverged delivers dense nodes of compute, storage and network resources into a single integrated appliance that optimizes data center capacity.
- Orchestrated efficiency: Workloads can be provisioned with more automation and orchestration to better meet business demands.
Hyperconverged systems integrate storage, compute, and networking into one virtual structure, managed in scale-out clusters through a single interface. It powers the data center with workload-ready resources that can be deployed in hours instead of days. Essentially, it delivers more capacity in a smaller footprint that takes up less space in the data center, and uses less of your data center resources.
Why hyperconvergence now?
According to Gartner, the market grew 79 percent to reach $2 billion in 2016—a number that is only expected to increase, and will put more pressure on data centers to deliver higher levels of capacity. In fact, based on Moore’s Law, increases in compute power will double every eighteen months, driving demand on the data center, which – in turn – drives adoption of a hyperconverged infrastructure to survive.
Sirius utilizes the Lenovo Converged HX series to optimize our clients’ infrastructures. It brings together the best of Lenovo—a compute and storage leader with its x86 servers, and Nutanix virtualization—an integrated systems leader in Gartner’s Magic quadrant. Our team of CI practice experts have more than 500-plus CI technical certifications to help you assess, architect, deploy and manage your hyperconverged solution for success. Connect with a Sirius representative today to get started.