For most businesses today, it is important to see where efficiencies can be improved. Because of the numerous benefits it offers, many companies have already looked at moving to the cloud. However, hyperconverged infrastructure is also getting a fresh look as business owners seek more efficient means of improving workflows and creating streamlined processes.
IDC found that the hyperconverged systems market hit $2.6 billion last year. That number is expected to hit $6 billion by 2020, making it a mainstream process as more businesses realize the benefits a hyperconverged infrastructure offers.
Almost 60 percent of CIOs are poised to invest in hyperconverged infrastructure. This represents a fairly substantial boost compared to CIOs who were interested in hyperconvergence in previous years. But what’s causing this jump? One reason is the cloud. Businesses see hyperconvergence as a way of gaining control. When compute, networking, and storage are connected, companies have more control. More control is gained over cybersecurity as well.
Hyperconverged infrastructures are easy to implement. With some solutions, all you have to do is plug them in and flip the switch. Management of such systems is simple as well. Costs are often lower when compared to separate, traditional components. Some IT departments have been able to actually downsize after they’ve implemented a hyperconverged infrastructure.
Private or hybrid clouds also benefit. The number of vendors offering this type of infrastructure has recently grown, which means you now have options if you are thinking of making the switch. For instance, Hewlett Packard recently acquired one vendor, Simplivity. Dell EMC, Cisco, and VMware are also big names that have options for those looking to converge their infrastructure.
Is hyperconvergence the right fit for everyone? There are organizations that might benefit by going with a public cloud rather than converging. Others might be afraid of a scenario where they get locked in to a vendor, which means more research is required to find the right one. However, for those with an interest in virtual desktops, edge computing, and private and hybrid clouds, hyperconverged infrastructure definitely deserves a look.
At eXemplify, our clients enjoy a cloud infrastructure that offers a cost effective, secure alternative to hardware-based computing. Our solutions bring a converged infrastructure that helps to balance traffic loads, manage servers, scale data storage, and regulate networks. Get in touch with us today and let’s start planning a more efficient way of doing business.