Hyper Converged Infrastructure is the new generation of cloud IT architecture that is built on the innovative 3rd generation hyper-converged infrastructure platform. By converging compute, storage, networking and security on a single software stack, HCI provides a 1-stop software-defined data centre solution for customers that is extremely simplified in architecture, ultimately reliable for business-critical applications and dramatically easy to use in management.
Traditional Data Center
Data Center with HCI
Deployment scenario for Hyper Converged Infrastructure
- Server & Storage Virtualization
Think about the workload of running and maintaining various units in a legacy data center; think about the increased investment in data center as business grows; think about the amount of time left for IT to innovate; think about how the legacy data center is going to deal with data explosion and the trend of digitization. HCI can reduce TCO by 70% or more by eliminating IT silos, over-provisioning, and simplifying data center operations.
Test/development environments tend to rely heavily on VMs, yet usually the number of running VMs is limited due to the concern that things might be slowed down by them. With HCI that concern can be completely eliminated, as hyper-converged infrastructure is based around real, enterprise-class hardware that is specifically designed for virtualization, it is extremely agile and elastic in handling test/dev workload. Moreover, the test/dev environments created on HCI are completely isolated from the production environment, so that no bad code will ever be released into production.
Due to budget constraints, SMEs sometimes are reluctant to upgrade their IT. Also, they don’t think it’s worth stopping IT production just for upgrade. The consequence of that kind of mindset is outdated technology, which then leads to frustrated employees with limited IT functionality or even worse, disastrous system breakdown. However, with HCI, SMEs can now enjoy continuous technology refresh and implementation of new systems via this on-premise solution that enables cloud-like elasticity, agility and economics with superior performance, reliability and availability.
- ROBO (Remote Office Branch Office)
As today’s enterprises add additional office locations, they are also adding expensive hardware and support challenges for IT. They lack physical space and power resources that traditional data center platforms need, and in most cases there is no qualified IT staff on site to manage servers, storage and backup at the branch. These will all have a negative impact on business productivity and ultimately business results. The implementation of HCI can eliminate IT infrastructure cost, complexity and the need for specialized personnel in remote offices, providing them with effortless negative impact on business productivity and ultimately business results. The implementation of HCI can eliminate IT infrastructure cost, complexity and the need for specialized personnel in remote offices, providing them with effortless operations and flexible scalability.