As much as we’d like to believe it, upgraded systems don’t magically eliminate organizational and operational inefficiencies. However, they do empower and improve responsiveness, which allows businesses to focus on what matters most. Hyperconverged infrastructure removes the chaos of hardware overload by combining compute and storage components.
By being on a centralized and common platform, you immediately bring together all administrative resources that would otherwise be disparate. The goal of many growth and change initiatives is to expand without investing in complex systems. Many traditional infrastructures lack cohesive management platforms and work against those goals.
Delivery + Setup
The ability to accept one shipment for infrastructure components is inherently convenient, no matter how limited on-site staff is. In the case of hyperconverged, appliances are pre-tested and pre-configured in a nearly plug-and-play fashion. Where traditional systems can be plagued by human error, the alternative offers turnkey deployment. Ultimately, easy delivery and setup means systems are up and running quickly and correctly from the start.
Maintenance + Management
The double-edged sword of remote offices is that they aren’t fully staffed in every location. Having minimal onsite staff makes companies flexible but can leave them shorthanded when dealing with a traditional infrastructure. The nature of a hyperconverged infrastructure is to have limited maintenance requirements from an organizational standpoint, which can be beneficial when a fully-fledged support team isn’t available.
Because hyperconverged solutions have integrated monitoring tools, accuracy and visibility is less of an issue compared to third party tools used in traditional or even converged systems. Predictability regarding storage and compute requirements has become an organizational demand. Knowing how and when to scale is important, but having the ability to scale in economic and time-restrictive circumstances is what separates hyperconverged from traditional infrastructures.