Why Leveraging Hyper Converged Systems Should Be a Top Priority
January 24, 2017
71% of participants in the ActualTech Media study, From the Field: Software Defined Storage and Hyper Converged Infrastructure in 2016, state that they’ve adopted—or are targeting adoption—of a hyper converged infrastructure.
If your 2017 business plans include leveraging hyperconvergence, no doubt you get why Gartner predicts hyper converged systems will reach mainstream in the next five years. Early adopters are already reaping the benefits of these sophisticated platforms that offer shared compute and storage resources, based on software-defined storage, and are managed through a centralized and user-friendly interface.
So if hyperconvergence isn’t on your radar this year, it should be.
Hyper converged systems are increasing in popularity because they provide the agility and flexibility today’s data-driven enterprises need to operate successfully.
- Shared resources deploy applications in an instant
- A software-defined network enables businesses to meet current and future IT demands
- Low entry costs for hyper converged systems reduce TCO
- Automation cuts IT management time
- Virtual machines deploy at cloud-speed
- IT operations are simplified
These hyper converged benefits, and more, are a welcome relief to graphics-intensive VDI, big data and analytics, entry-level, remote and high performance computing environments struggling to deploy applications and meet increasing capacity needs.
Achieve IT Agility with Hyper Converged Systems
At Long View, we use our hybrid IT methodology to architect and deploy custom solutions leveraging Dell EMC VxRail™ Appliances, VMWare Virtual SAN™ (VSAN) and Dell PowerEdge servers. This superior portfolio of advanced systems enables our clients to improve IT performance and support increasing demands.
The Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family is comprised of fully integrated and pre-configured hyper converged appliances that simplify and extend VMware environments. We recommend and deploy this portfolio because it enables businesses to start small with just a few nodes and benefit from a “pay-as-you-grow” model, scaling capacity and performance as needed (up to 64 nodes per cluster). This allows enterprises to support growth without a lot of up-front planning.
These systems also seamlessly integrate into VMware eco-system management solutions, which is a compelling reason why our experienced engineers choose to deploy it. In fact, the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance family is the only fully integrated, pre-configured and tested hyper converged appliance portfolio powered by VSAN. And, this series is extremely flexible. It features configure-to-order platforms that provide data services, resiliency and simpler delivery of critical applications to improve IT performance.
If your business has already embraced hyperconvergence, fantastic! If not, there is certainly much more to learn than we have time to cover here. Contact us to find out how your enterprise can benefit from hyper converged systems.