Feb 08 2017 The #1 reason to consolidate IT: Efficiency
Data center sprawl can cost your business in more ways than you think. Not only does it drain your budget with high operating expenses, it also takes up valuable floor space that could be used for revenue-generating initiatives. If you don’t think your business is falling prey to the ravages of data center sprawl, consider this: Gartner estimates that 2016 will be the year that hyper converged integrated systems increase 79% and reach $2 billion in IT spend. Why the surge in adoption? Hyper converged systems consolidate the data center for a broad range of efficiencies essential for today’s high-paced, high-demand business environment.
Traditional servers need manual provisioning that can take valuable days out of the work week and require an IT specialist – both are quite costly to the business. Yet hyper converged appliances are pre-configured for easy deployment and management by IT generalists, eliminating the need for high-cost specialists. Deploying virtual machines can be done in minutes so staff can stay focused on core IT initiatives.
Density matters. Hyper converged appliances perform the work of several pieces of hardware in a single, space-saving device. The HPE Hyper Converged 380 powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, for instance, is purpose-built for virtualized workloads with integrated compute, storage and virtualization components. It’s configured with the HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors for fast and reliable flash-based data storage that minimizes latency, reduces downtime and simplifies backup and recovery tasks.
One of the earmarks of hyper converged appliances is their modularity. Companies can invest in scalable infrastructure one block at a time. This flexibility protects the business from having to make massive, up-front investments in future data center needs. Instead, it can buy into the capacity it requires now and add more as needs change. For example, you can buy a 2-node HPE Hyper Converged 380 appliance and scale it up to 16 nodes over time.
Got mixed workloads? Who doesn’t? Hyper converged appliances can take the worry out of mixed workloads by delivering general purpose machines designed for a wide range of applications. They’re optimized with server, storage, and virtualization resources, so you don’t have to worry about complex provisioning or vendor interoperability issues slowing you down. HPE Hyper Converged 380 also offers workload-optimized configurations for cloud and VDI deployments.
Ready to make a move to hyper converged efficiency? Contact Edge Solutions, a woman-owned Southeastern technology service provider and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner, to learn how we can deploy products like the HPE Hyper Converged 380 into your business. We have the staff and expertise to help you leverage the best technology for your business advantage.
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