Hyper converged infra business will contribute more than one fourth of company’s revenues by 2019, informs Cherian Thomas, Director, Wysetek Systems Technologists.
Digital transformation of companies and the advent of new technologies has changed the IT infra for organizations. The traditional silos of compute, storage, servers are now replaced by converged infra as a single blocks few years back. Since past couple of years Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) has been taking over the datacentre space for companies.
HCI is part of the software defined concept that is offering multiple benefits to CIOs and CTOs from technology perspective and importantly adding agility to their business processes.
Wystetek Systems Technologists has been focusing on HCI since past three years. The systems integrator and IT services provider companyWysetek is actively engaged selling and implementing HCI solutions for the organizations.
“Wesensed a huge potential in this area of HCI. It was also a natural progression tofocuson hyper converged as we had a practice of virtualization andprivate cloud across a good customer set,” says Cherian Thomas, Director, Wysetek Systems Technologists.
Wystetek works with Nutanix, Cisco, HPE (Simplivity) for HCI solutions in India market.“Depending on each customer requirement, our team analyses and suggests the best HCI solution for them from a long term perspective and a journey viewpoint on cloud. Hence we are HCI vendor agnostic in front of the customers,” says Cherian.
The foray into HCI solutions has put Wystetek into a bigger league of systems integrator companies in front of the end customers says Cherian.
Wysetek has created a special team for HCI under its existing team of virtualization and private cloud team. We are seeing lot of pipelines and deals across different verticals who are seeking interest in hyper converged solutions as per Cherian.
Indian companies are opting for hyper converged infrastructure solutions because it optimizesdatacentre resources and it also reduces complexitiesof IT infra that results in better maintenance &easier management of their IT infra. HCI also leads to much better TCO and ROI for the company as per him.
Wysetek executed a HCI project with a shipping company which preferred HCI box instead of renewing theirvirtualizationAMC. “With optimized performance they also got high availability built in and much reduced cabling and rack space. IT inframanagement became more unified and integrated than in the past,”says Cherian.
BFSI & ITES are the early adopters for HCI in India for Wysetek because the migration to HCI is smooth and requires minimum time frame which is extremely crucial to this segment.
HCI is more like a journey than a product pitch because companiesare now integrating key datacentre components- compute, storage, virtualization, networking under a single stack as per Cherian
The main deliverables CIOs and IT leaders of Indian companies expect from Wystetek deploying HCI solutions are seamless and smooth migration from their previous traditional infra as per him. “They want the implementation partner like us to ensure proper Integration with the remaining datacentre infra at their end. They also expect on site front-ending and handholding of customers’ team during HCI project,” says Cherian
Hyper converged infra will contribute around twenty five percent to the company overall revenues by end of 2019, informs Cherian.
Cherian believes that Wysetek as a systems integrator company has strong USPs versus competition to undertake big projects involving HCI that includes a strong background of compute & storage business. “With a decade of experience in virtualization and private cloud., the customers find good value in our professional service expertise andproject management skills. That is a crucial requirement for new technologies like hyper converged infra solutions,” says Cherian Thomas at Wysetek Systems Technologists.
Key expectations of Indian CIOs from HCI Project
- Seamless and smooth migration from their previous infra
- Perfect Integration with remaining Datacentre infrastructure
- On site front-ending and handholding of the customers’ team
“HCI is more like a journey than a product pitch because the organizations are now integrating key datacentre components- compute, storage, virtualization, networking – under single stack.”
Cherian Thomas, Director, Wysetek Systems Technologists
Wysetek’s USPs for HCI
- Very strong background of compute and storage business
- A decade of experience in virtualization and private cloud
- Professional service expertise &project management skills