Business drivers, benefits, and how it can help grow your business
When your clients plan to refresh one or more of their data center compute/storage elements, you’re not alone in considering whether a hyperconverged infrastructure meets their needs. It’s no wonder. According to MarketsandMarkets, the hyperconverged infrastructure market is expected to reach $12,607.4 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 43.59% between 2016 and 2022. Yet mystery remains about hyperconvergence. We’ll help you unravel some of the secrets of hyperconvergence, including business drivers, benefits and how you can grow your business through hyperconverged data center solutions.
Hyperconvergence is not a technology. It’s a software-defined IT infrastructure, that leverages software virtualization technologies to manage data center elements like servers, storage systems and network devices. Learn more about what hyperconvergence is, how it’s implemented, limitations and more in a VAR's introduction to hyperconvergence.
Jon Busshart, senior Solution Center engineer/instructor, Ingram Micro, says he receives a lot of inquiries about hyperconvergence. "I see a lot of people looking at hyperconverged (infrastructure) to determine if it makes sense for a customer," says Busshart.
According to MarketsandMarkets, driving factors include, “Improvement in operational efficiency of systems, reduced total cost of ownership and run-time expenses, and essential hardware upgradation in the existing infrastructure systems, improved scalability and data center consolidation … almost every business demands more from their existing IT functionalities, along with better, faster, more reliable and more secure services, along with the optimum level of overall system efficiency, which further drives the growth of the hyperconverged infrastructure market.”
Understanding the benefits of hyperconvergence
“Anyone who's deploying or looking at an IT refresh, they’re evaluating if hyperconvergence is the right technology that best meets their clients’ needs,” says Busshart. He also says that a lot of his conversations are about helping clients understand and justify the cost. Benefits include:
- Time to scale: Hyperconverged is predictable scale to grow and deploys a lot quicker. For example, to set up a virtualized cluster, with shared storage and managed services, it may take you a week. In a hyperconverged environment, setting up a virtualized cluster is completed in a matter of minutes to hours.
- Simplified management: Busshart notes that, “You can build it, but we show customers the management tools and how to more effectively manage the hyperconverged data center—even for those who aren't as technical as a server administrator.”
Take a few minutes to read some helpful articles about hyperconvergence, including tips for growing your business and addressing client questions and concerns:
- Growing your business through hyperconverged data center solutions
- Force multiplier: Hyperconverged infrastructure
- 3 questions to ask clients about their hyperconverged network
- 3 valid concerns about hyperconverged infrastructure