Hyperconverged Systems and Hyperconverged Infrastructure are types of infrastructure systems with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.
What is it?
Hyperconverged infrastructure redefines the traditional 3 tier Storage infrastructure. No longer is the complexity of SAN storage, a management challenge. The costly SAN storage is not a component of Hyperconverged Infrastructure HCI. The top three HCI vendors are vSAN, Nutanix and SimpliVity. Each have their own approach to Software Defined Storage, (SDS) however the commonality is the lack of a SAN and with that the elimination of complex management challenges of a SAN. The costly storage specialist skills are no longer a pre-requisite to deploying or maintaining datacenter infrastructure. Fabric zoning, LUN management, RAID design, forklift upgrades of storage those complexities are addressed with the advent of mature HCI solutions. SDS allows HCI to quickly change performance profiles, add storage services and reduce complexity. Complex silos of management and function are combined to simplify delivery of performance and resilience of storage and compute.
FLEXIBILITY IN YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE
Maximize Your Storage
Software Defined Storage is at the heart of HCI. Your storage I/O is closer to the CPU. Response is more powerful. This enables flexibility in how your infrastructure and applications can consume storage to meet their specific requirements. What once was hard coded to specific vendor technologies can now be shifted and consumed independently of hardware vendors. You can now maximize new storage technologies at a faster rate to keep up with your business. The shift to a software defined storage model enables your organization to maximize hardware innovations in the datacenter. Storage innovations in performance can be quickly adopted in SDS such as NVMe and SSD.
SIMPLE APPLIANCE APPROACH
Virtualization is made simple when you use Hyper Converged Infrastructure HCI. All the resources needed to run your infrastructure applications are grouped together in simple building blocks that allow you to scale horizontally or if needed vertically. There is not a separate interface for each component, instead centralized simplified management is powerful and efficient. What took days and weeks for traditional infrastructure expansion, can be accomplished in hours with HCI. No more storage forklift upgrades that are disruptive with HCI.
BENEFITS OF HYPERCONVERGED
Much quicker to deploy infrastructure, only a few hours vs days and its ready to run workloads.
Less complex but powerful
Quicker to market.
Linearly saleable, predictable performance and cost
Be competitive due to speed of performance and operational efficiencies.
Nth Generation can assist you with making this decision. Nth Generation has hyperconverged experts that are able to provide you with the information you require to determine if Hyperconverged Infrastructure is the best solution for your organization. In some cases, a HCI is better and sometimes remaining with a traditional system is the best bet. We have over 25 years of expertise in evaluating IT usage and storage requirements and can assist you and your team in determining if these new systems are the solution for your organization.
Nth’s Experts provide:
Data Center Needs Analysis
Enterprise Architecture and Solution Design
Total Cost of Ownership report for Hyperconverged Systems
Virtualization Recommendation and Implementation
Data Protection and Management
Disaster Recovery and Data Management
Security Assessments and Services