Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is achieving greater efficiencies and cost savings for many organizations. Let’s face it: purse strings are tight, and as an IT leader, you are trying to do more with less, while facing pressure to deliver high-performing applications for your clients—especially if you need to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Everything needs to be more responsive, secure and manageable, so what’s the solution?
Read more about the four challenges HCI addresses to see if it’s worth your investment.
1. Complex VDI deployment
VDI hosts desktop environments on a central server. End-users demand performance to be successful in work-from-home and other remote scenarios, so the applications they use must be responsive—but deploying VDI without a hyperconverged solution can be complicated and risky. If the underlying foundation is weak, your workloads can be compromised, resulting in performance failure. Deploying a software-defined solution such as HCI allows the right resources to go to the right virtual desktops automatically. It takes the pain out of running everything manually.
HCI platforms can increase the chances of a successful VDI deployment that optimizes end-users’ workflows and delivers true business transformation. Implementation of VDI on top of HCI is the icing on the cake, since a hyperconverged system can enable secure work-from-home and remote situations with improved user productivity.
2. Spending too much time on managing your infrastructure
Ever heard of the phrase, “work smarter, not harder?” This is what HCI can do for your business. It can help you use your time and resources more efficiently. Much of the complexity associated with legacy architecture comes from the tedious, time-consuming management it requires. You have silos, racks, separate servers, multiple vendors, endless cables, and just too much to think about. Too many IT teams are focused on simply keeping these and other elements in check to worry about projects and initiatives that can push their business forward and make their operations more effective.
That’s why hyperconvergence uses a single pane of glass to give you a better-than-bird’s-eye view into your IT environment. With complete visibility, you’re free to manage every part of your infrastructure simply and seamlessly in one spot, giving you more time to be agile, focus on your business strategy, and spend less on your hardware.
3. Tight budget
Everyone wants to save more pennies, especially when money is so tight. A legacy infrastructure costs money to upkeep. This means ongoing costs such as licensing, upgrades, administration, power and cooling, storage and provisioning, data center footprint, and even expenses for support teams and specialists.
HCI solves this problem by streamlining your data center operations so that you don’t need a lot of support staff to manage different platforms. HCI allows you to cut down on power and cooling costs with a centralized management system. No more separate (and costly) management solutions!
4. Meeting the need to scale
Traditional storage systems are not as easy to scale as HCI. It’s a hassle to predict your resource consumption three to five years down the road, and when you do, you run the risk of overprovisioning, adding more costs to manage your infrastructure so you end up paying for more than what you need. With HCI in place, you pay as you grow, giving you the flexibility to adjust as your data needs change.
Start the HCI conversation!
If you are interested in implementing a hyperconverged platform for your organization, contact a Sirius representative today. Sirius can help you at all stages of your HCI strategy, including assessment and design services, proofs of concept, and implementation. Our experts and architects can help you find the solution that works best for your specific environments and workloads.