Hyper Converged Storage (HCS) is the hottest thing in hardware right now. It’s the merging of storage, computing, virtualisation, and networking into one system, thus reducing data centre complexity and improving its ability to be used in a range of capabilities.
Here are some key benefits to HCS, showcasing why it has the Centerprise International Limited family, and the technology world, so excited:
Hyper convergence uses an economic model akin to that of public cloud providers. By using low-cost hardware and scaling the data centre in small steps, large up-front costs or purchases every few years are avoided. It uses a more efficient ‘building-block’ approach, whereby units can be added when needed, reducing the cost of entry as businesses only pay for specific resources.
Increased Data Protection
In a Hyper converged infrastructure, backup, recovery, and disaster recovery are built in, unlike traditional three-tier systems in which they need to be bought separately and integrated. The software has the ability to anticipate and realise that the hardware will ultimately fail.
Due to the IO blender effect, Hyper Convergence enables performance to remain optimised even in the event of high workloads and multi-application usage. This is aided by HCS’s containing both solid-state storage and spinning-disk in each appliance. As such, the IT team has no need to produce resource islands just to meet IO requirements of various applications. HCS handles all of the CPU, RAM, capacity, and IOPS tasks
Smaller and More Efficient IT Staff
There’s no longer a need for having specialist staff for each separate resource because of the easy configuration and administration nature of Hyper Convergence Storage. The IT staff only need a broad knowledge in order to apply infrastructure resources for each individual application. HCS uses virtual machines which are supported by the other resources in the environment, such as, storage, backup and replication. The policies that govern these resources are managed by the software, thus, IT administrators can operate more efficiently.
The days of three-tier infrastructures being an efficient tool are behind us. With complex management and deployment needs, amongst other issues, it no longer meets the speedy demands of today’s business climate. Nowadays, IT needs to be able to innovate and also predict needs three to five years in advance, hence why Hyper-Converged Storage is the popular and ideal choice.
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