• As businesses undergo IT Transformation, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) becomes increasingly popular. Analyst research shows HCI addresses modernisation needs, especially for businesses consolidating infrastructure as part of a hybrid cloud strategy.

    Hyper-converged infrastructure continues to emerge as the foundational solution to growing infrastructure challenges. A recent analyst report emphasises these key considerations when you evaluate an HCI platform:

    • Scale-out architectures to handle data growth: With constant storage and workload growth, scale-out architectures allow your organisation to begin using small configurations and growing infrastructure to match your needs. You can add capacity non-disruptively: minimising deployment time, downtime and potential degradation.
    • Certified hardware and systems support: As appliances are the preferred form factor for HCI adopters, closely evaluate hardware interoperability of HCI software providers. Consider service and support provided by any additional vendors, to ensure quick problem resolution.
    • Automation and orchestration: HCI offerings must add cloud orchestration and automation capabilities to increase appeal with DevOps users. On-premises infrastructure players also need to understand their cloud services equivalents in terms of resource consumption, workflows and dependencies.
    • Support for future applications: As all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure is more widely deployed, more performance-sensitive database applications are likely in the next 2 years for big data, VDI and data analytics/business intelligence.
  • A 451 Research Advisory survey found hyper-converged infrastructure is the most disruptive IT product category in the past decade; introducing IT innovations, while changing roles and responsibilities of IT professionals:

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