Race to hyperconvergenceWhat happens when you try to use last-generation IT assets to solve today’s data-driven challenges? You’re bound to experience a world of inefficiencies.

With our industry evolving at a velocity that seems to be increasing every year, it is getting harder to keep up. IT leaders are charged with the task of adapting to the digital IT era and even more so, delivering on solutions that are faster to deploy. One thing is for sure, both converged and hyperconverged systems provide a level of operational efficiency that extends far beyond servers and storage.

Many IT teams are discovering that a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is proving to be a better infrastructure of choice. HCI addresses a broad range of use cases, including end-user computing, private cloud, and consolidation of business-critical databases and applications. It is because of these use cases that analysts forecast a surge in the adoption of HCI.

In 2014, Gartner predicted the hyperconverged market would grow from $371.5 million to nearly $5 billion by 2019. Today, the hyperconverged market is expected to double by 2021, reaching an astounding $10 billion.

Not all hyperconverged solutions are created equal.  Here are five key questions to ask before Investing in hyperconvergence:

  1. What is my organization’s budget?
  2. What are my scalability requirements?
  3. Am I ready to move toward a software-defined data center?
  4. Do I need my solution to integrate with a legacy environment or can it stand alone?
  5. Do I have enough IT staff to manage this solution?

Next, you’ll need to pick which type of hyperconverged solution will best fit your infrastructure. The question to ultimately ask yourself is what variables are you looking for in your next IT infrastructure upgrade?

To learn more about HCI, read our recent article 10 Benefits of a Hyperconverged Cloud Infrastructure.