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Hyperconvergence Infrastructure: What It Is and How To Use it To Unlock Business Value

October 29, 2021
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Today’s digital business environment is constantly evolving, and organisations need to stay up to speed by innovating rapidly and achieving faster time-to-market. With the growing complexity of network and storage environments, businesses need IT infrastructure that allows them to manage workloads with resilience, flexibility, cost-efficiency, and scalability. In the hybrid landscape of on-premise infrastructure, private or public clouds, or edge environments, siloed legacy infrastructure presents significant challenges to optimising and managing data in a centralised way. Let's dive into the importance of Hyperconvergence infrastructure. 

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Covered In This Article

A Modern IT Infrastructure
AI-Powered Optimisation
Closer To The Edge
Is Your Data Centre Future-Ready?

A Modern IT Infrastructure

Hyperconvergence infrastructure (HCI) allows organisations to integrate their entire datacentre stack in a way that is more efficient and easier to manage. HCI seamlessly combines compute, storage, networking, and data services into a single software-defined system, and enables virtualised or containerised workloads.

This gives organisations far greater data efficiency and performance, lowers the total cost of ownership for data centres, allows resources to be scaled dynamically (with consumption-based pricing models), bolsters data protection, and makes data more readily available and mobile across distributed architectures.

AI-Powered Optimisation With A Hyperconvergence Infrastructure

Powered by the predictive intelligence of HPE InfoSight, HPE’s hyperconverged offerings have taken HCI to a whole new level. HPE InfoSight collects and analyses data from more than 100,000 systems worldwide and uses deep learning and analytics to provide self-managing, self-optimising, and self-healing infrastructure. Organisations are given deeper visibility of how their data is being used, and performance and workloads are optimised automatically.

IT administrators often struggle to navigate the complexities of different applications, management interfaces, vendors, legacy infrastructures, and cloud environments. With HPE InfoSight, IT teams can dedicate more time to critical business operations while AI ensures their infrastructure always runs smoothly and cost-effectively. The results? 86% of issues are automatically predicted and resolved, and 85% less time is spent managing problems.

Closer To The Edge With Hyperconvergence Infrastructure

Many businesses are bringing their computational abilities closer to the ‘edge’ of a network to reduce latency, maximise real-time value, and decrease bandwidth usage of applications, computation, or data storage. In fact, Gartner estimates that by 2025, 75% of data will be created and processed outside of traditional centralised data centres or clouds.

HPE’s HCI solutions are edge optimised and can lower costs substantially for resources being used at the edge, with savings of as much as 55% as the number of remote and branch office sites grows. HCI solutions also enable better disaster recovery through improved network visibility from the data centre to the edge, making remote office deployments faster with zero-touch configurations and automated workload optimisation.

HPE Hyperconvergence Infrastructure SimpliVity

HPE SimpliVity is an all-in-one HCI solution that provides organisations with an answer to modern data centre requirements. With HPE Cloud Volumes Backup, organisations can create backups directly to the cloud without IT administrators having to manage every aspect of their backup infrastructure. Businesses can restore lost data without costly egress fees, avoid major hardware upgrades and maintenance, and data can be moved with ease across any hybrid cloud without worrying about vendor lock-in.

Backup and restore processes are also completely non-disruptive. With HPE StoreOnce and HPE Recovery Manager Central, organisations benefit from 23 times faster backup and 15 times faster recovery for enterprise apps. Because only unique data is backed up to the cloud, together with ultra-efficient data reduction technologies, backup and cloud storage costs are reduced by as much as 95%.

HPE provides a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that makes it easy to empower a mobile workforce. With Wipro VirtualDesk running on HPE infrastructure, organisations can lower costs per remote desktop by 50%, and deploying hundreds of virtual desktops can be done in a matter of minutes.

Furthermore, HPE SimpliVity helps organisations adopt agile, cloud-native, containerised apps and microservices to improve their development cycles, enhance flexibility, and increase their access to more innovative application development. Everything can be run on a single, integrated, and software-defined platform.

Is Your Data Centre Future-Ready?

HPE’s hyperconverged offerings integrate everything into a simple and virtualised environment and bring order to IT administration, allowing businesses to deploy fast, scale fast, and consolidate workloads while ensuring their data is always protected. Businesses need to save costs wherever possible, and legacy infrastructure often prevents them from doing so. A Forrester report has shown that HPE SimpliVity can reduce costs by as much as 69%.

To stay up to speed with today’s complex data centre requirements, businesses need to have a trusted partner who can provide them with tailored solutions and guide them on their technology journey.

If you would like to modernise your IT infrastructure with enterprise-class solutions that meet your unique requirements, book a one-on-one consultation with us today.

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