Technology and innovation is driving business infrastructure to change rapidly, and one area that is driving change is infrastructure itself, and the need to keep up with increasing data, storage, security, systems and several other sub systems. Globalization has driven businesses to compete in ways that infrastructure must support. The solution is a hyper-converged infrastructure.
Infrastructure in the past meant IT departments needed to manage and support several different areas for the business separately and have them all communicate with one another. Data Center, Storage, Networking, Server and Compute. These are the legacy infrastructures of the past and we all know. Technology today drove this antiquated system into a converged infrastructure (CI). CI combines these areas into one single, virtualized chassis. The infrastructure today and the future is now driven by a hyper-converged infrastructure. (HCI). HCI scales and streamlines infrastructure like CI but is all driven by powerful software using an x86 architecture making your datacenter agile and powerful.
Here’s a great image courtesy of Cisco https://www.cisco.com/ Legacy Datacenter looked a lot like this:
Nutanix provided a great image of even a converged infrastructure converted into HCI:
So, you can see what your IT departments have had to deal with traditional infrastructure and where innovation and streamlining has taken us.
What many enterprises are faced with now is that their traditional infrastructures are at life end anyway, so now would be the time to implement HCI. But I am sure you have some questions.
How Do I Know What HCI Solution is Best for My Enterprise?
Let Marquis Performance Group evaluate your infrastructure, and future business outlook. We can discuss and advise you on the best solutions completely independent from partner middlemen who are incentivized to push vendor products that may not be best for your needs.
Is HCI Expensive?
A better question for you would be, what would it cost you if you lost your infrastructure? Could it cost you your job? Your company? The investment of a hyper-converged infrastructure can save your IT department not only a lot of money in the long run, but also a lot of time. Overtime is expensive.
How Long Does HCI Take to Implement and Deploy?
Each project and deployment are different. Let us evaluate your needs, and we can make recommendations from there. We will introduce you to the right vendor who can build your deliverables timeline and help improve your business.
Is HCI Secure?
Marquis Performance Group can help advise you on the best solution to make sure you aren’t vulnerable.
Contact Marquis Performance Group today for a consultation.