How Hyper Converged Infrastructure can bring value to your business
The new buzzword in IT infrastructure is Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI). HCI is the perfect solution for businesses whose legacy IT systems cost more to manage than the value they bring. In a nutshell, HCI is a solution that enables storage and compute systems to be consolidated into a single modular system via a software.
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Here, we look at the top benefits that HCI brings to a business.
Decreased staffing requirements
In the age of legacy software, an organization needed to have specialist staff on hand for each kind of system. With HCI, an organization need not retain as many permanent staff with specialist skills. HCI is self-sufficient in that complex problems are mostly handled by the system itself and an organization’s IT staff needs only generalized working knowledge in order to apply HCI to organizational needs.
An organization equipped with HCI benefits immensely from the automation that HCI brings. The combination of infrastructural components and centralization of management gives opportunities for scheduling and scripting. IT personnel is relieved of the task of trying to piece together a structure for all the components.
Similar to cloud-based infrastructure, HCI tends to involve big outflows in the beginning and every couple of years. HCI uses a modular approach where enterprises can scale their HCI by adding new modules as and when they need them. This model is more cost efficient than the total replacement model of traditional IT systems, and is faster to implement.
Enhanced data security
When you purchase a HCI, data backup, data recovery and disaster recovery are built in to the software. This is a stark contrast to traditional IT systems where, if you wanted to protect your data, you had to purchase additional packages and undertake a lengthy decision making process prior to each purchase.
HCI is a package deal. Apart from selling you the package, the HCI vendor will also take care of upgradation, maintenance, and support, for the life of the system.
An HCI environment enables businesses to run a wide variety of applications and has vast amounts of storage capacity. If you have the opportunity to overhaul your IT system, switch up your legacy systems for an HCI environment. The benefits above show that the value to your business is undeniable.
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