The management sprawl surging in the IT administration sector due to modern technology adoption has not only terrified management executives but also surged the OPEX! Hyper-convergence blossomed out of the concept of converged infrastructure and the term â€œhyperconvergedâ€ was coined in 2012 by former VMware CTO Steve Chambers.
A hyper-converged system engages diverse systems together & allows integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset. A platform that can be seen, analyzed, and acted upon is uniquely crafted to improve efficiency, reduce operational complexity, and quickly scale to meet growing requirements.
Hyper-Convergence to grow upto 79% by 2016! â€“ Gartner
Traditional & monolithic IT infrastructures need experts in networking, storage, systems administration, and software to exhibit healthy business process. Converged platforms seem to liberate your crucial resources to focus more on business scalability. There’s no overlooking the fact that due to its simplicity & ability to run disparate business-critical systems on one platform, Hyperconvergence is likely to need lesser number of dedicated staff to maintain it that the legacy system did. In a healthy organization, this just means resources are freed up to focus on proactive innovations and plow through the backlog of other infrastructure projects.
What propels it to be main-stream in next Five years!
The hyper-converged systems articulate storage controller function running as a service to improve scalability and resilience. These clustered self-contained nodes exhibit more stability, performance and capacity. Hyperconvergence, by its very nature, allows minimum allocation of run-rate resources, high data efficiency ratios and higher density/consolidation.
Interesting reviews from successful practitioners:
- Improved data backup/recovery, disaster recovery
- Improved operational efficiency
- Single platform means lower CAPEX & OPEX
- Easy scalability & efficient resource management
- Better resilience & business continuity