Today, companies are using more and more technological applications, because they can use them to bring about a lot of new innovations. At the same time, the mass adoption of technology makes the IT infrastructure much more extensive. When something grows in size, in many cases this also means extra complexity. For example, managing the components centrally becomes more difficult. This makes simplification of the IT infrastructure desirable. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) can help with this.
In recent years, a shift has taken place. Companies have compute and storage capacity running on-premise, while they also increasingly consume these resources from the cloud and at the edge. The HCI approach brings all the IT components together, to centrally manage them. In addition, an HCI model also offers, for example, backup and disaster recovery functionality.
For a lot of enterprise workloads, HCI is the most logical approach, for example for workloads with certain resource requirements. For example, VDI-deployments, in which a user’s desktop runs on a virtual machine in the data centre, are suitable for HCI. In that case, an HCI cluster can be used to remotely control multiple desktop users.
Ultimately, there are a variety of applications for which HCI is the desired approach. The whitepaper below, which we offer in cooperation with Scale Computing, makes this crystal clear. In the whitepaper, the company explains how you can simplify your IT infrastructure by embracing HCI.