Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Solutions for Microsoft – VMware – Nutanix

We provide hyper converged infrastructure solutions ready to run out of the box fully tested, configured and installed with the minimum of hassle and fuss. Why take months to build an infrastructure when it’s already certified by the software vendors including VMware and Microsoft?

Welcome to the future of IT infrastructure! In an era where businesses are constantly striving for agility, efficiency, and scalability, the traditional siloed approach to data centres is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Enter hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) – a game-changing solution that unlocks countless opportunities for organisations looking to stay ahead in today’s fast-paced digital landscape. So buckle up as we embark on a thrilling journey exploring how HCI can revolutionise your business operations by maximising efficiency and scalability like never before. Get ready to unlock the untapped potential of technology and pave the way to sustained success!

Hyper Converged Infrastructure

What is Hyper Converged Infrastructure?

Building data centre infrastructures are increasingly complex, error-prone and time-consuming. The traditional approach of putting together best-in-class components is a complicated and cumbersome process; it requires a deep knowledge of all components involved and an understanding of their various dependencies on each other. Consequently, such a do-it-yourself approach would always present businesses with multiple risks.

Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a type of infrastructure that combines storage, networking, and computing resources into a single system. It is designed to provide high levels of scalability and performance while simplifying the management and deployment of IT resources.

Hyper Converged Infrastructures are typically deployed as part of a private or hybrid cloud environment and offer many benefits over traditional infrastructure models, including reduced complexity, increased agility, and improved efficiency. Private clouds built on HCI can help businesses save money on hardware and operations costs, while increasing flexibility and scalability.

When used in conjunction with virtualisation technologies, HCI can provide businesses with a highly scalable and effective way to consolidate their IT infrastructure. By consolidating multiple servers into a single system, businesses can reduce the number of physical servers they need to manage and maintain. This can lead to significant reductions in operational costs. In addition, Hyper Converged Infrastructure can help businesses improve their disaster recovery capabilities by providing them with a complete backup of all data and applications stored on the system.

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Benefits of Hyper Converged Infrastructure for Businesses

HCI offers businesses a number of benefits that can help unlock efficiency and scalability. By consolidating disparate IT components onto a single, integrated platform, HCI can simplify IT management and operations while reducing costs. In addition, Hyper Converged Infrastructure provides businesses with the flexibility to scale their IT infrastructure up or down as needed to meet changing business demands.

The benefits of hyper converged infrastructure for businesses include:

Simplified IT management and operations: By consolidating disparate IT components onto a single, integrated platform, HCI can simplify IT management and operations. This can result in reduced costs and improved efficiency.

Improved scalability: Hyper Converged Infrastructure provides businesses with the flexibility to scale their IT infrastructure up or down as needed to meet changing business demands. This can help improve utilisation of resources and prevent under-utilisation of assets.

Reduced costs: The use of HCI can help reduce the overall cost of ownership for businesses by simplifying IT management and operations while improving scalability.

Strategies for Implementing Hyper Converged Infrastructure Efficiently

HCI is a new way of managing and deploying IT infrastructure. It offers many benefits over traditional approaches, including improved efficiency and scalability. However, HCI can be complex to implement and manage effectively. The following tips will help you implement HCI efficiently:

  1. Define your business goals and requirements clearly. This will help you select the right HCI solution for your needs.
  2. Simplify your IT infrastructure. HCI can be used to simplify your IT infrastructure by consolidating multiple servers and storage into a single system. This can reduce costs and improve efficiency.
  3. Focus on automation. Automating tasks such as provisioning, monitoring, and management can help you save time and money with HCI.
  4. Implement a pilot project before rolled out widely. This will help you ensure that the HCI solution works as expected in your environment.
  5. Monitor performance closely. close monitoring of performance will help you identify issues early and avoid problems later down the line.

How to Achieve Scalability with Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) is a type of IT infrastructure that uses commodity hardware and software to provide server, storage, and networking resources in a single integrated system. HCI is designed to be easy to deploy and manage, and to be scalable so that it can grow with your business.

There are several benefits that HCI can bring to businesses, including increased efficiency and scalability. By consolidating servers, storage, and networking resources into a single system, HCI can help reduce the amount of hardware and software required to support your IT infrastructure. This can lead to reduced costs and improved resource utilisation. In addition, by consolidating these resources into a single system, HCI can simplify your IT infrastructure and make it easier to manage. This can improve your efficiency by reducing the amount of time required to manage your IT infrastructure. HCI is scalable; as your business grows, you can easily add more nodes to your HCI system to accommodate increased demand.

If you’re looking for a way to improve the efficiency and scalability of your business, HCI may be the right choice for you.

Challenges in Adopting a Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Businesses are always looking for ways to optimise efficiency and scalability while reducing costs. Hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) has become a popular solution for many organisations seeking to achieve these goals. However, HCI is not without its challenges. In this section, we will discuss some of the challenges businesses may face when adopting an HCI solution.

One challenge businesses may face when adopting HCI is compatibility with existing IT systems. HCI platforms are designed to be compatible with common virtualisation and cloud management software, but they may not be compatible with all legacy systems. This can make it difficult for businesses to transition to HCI without experiencing some disruption in their IT operations.

Another challenge businesses may face when adopting HCI is lack of skilled personnel. While HCI solutions are becoming more user-friendly, they still require a certain level of technical expertise to configure and manage. This can be a challenge for businesses who do not have staff with the necessary skillset on-hand. In such cases, businesses may need to invest in training or hire new personnel in order to properly utilise their HCI platform.

Cost can also be a challenge when adopting HCI. While the upfront cost of an HCI platform may be lower than traditional infrastructure solutions, the ongoing costs associated with maintenance and management can quickly add up. This is particularly true if a business does not have the internal expertise to effectively manage their HCI platform. As such, businesses need to carefully consider both initial and recurring costs when evaluating HCI solutions.

Finally, security is another challenge businesses may face when adopting HCI. As with any IT solution, proper security measures need to be implemented in order to protect data and prevent malicious actors from compromising the system. However, many Hyper Converged Infrastructure solutions do not come with appropriate levels of security out-of-the-box and require additional configuration in order to achieve the desired level of protection. This can add an extra layer of complexity to the adoption process and increase the likelihood of costly mistakes.

Installing a hyper-converged infrastructure

We provide the engineering resource to ensure your hyper-converged infrastructure systems are fully built and configured to your specification. Whereas a typical install could take weeks a HCI is typically installed in less than one week. All installs are done by the manufacturers fully trained and certified engineers to ensure everything goes without a hitch.

Network config

With HCI, networking plays a very big part in linking legacy networks to a modern high-speed network. From setting up VLANs , IP address routing and ensuring VM’s are able to move with the minimum of fuss we sit down with your networking staff to ensure when the system is built at the factory that it has enough network ports to be a seamless install.

Server migration

Many VM hosts run on an array of different servers and storage platforms a hyper-converged infrastructure consolidates all these platforms into a single managed stack of systems. As we install the hyper-converged infrastructure platform we can also assist with the setting up of your storage pools and ultimately the migration of VM’s from old platforms to the new infrastructure.

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Building a hyper-converged infrastructure will work but if a problem arises are you supported by VMware, HP, Microsoft, Cisco as an example and does finger pointing occur if something needs patching and goes wrong? With a fully supported hyper-converged infrastructure you only have a single support contract, contact number and upgrades/patches that have already been tested and approved on your hyper-converged infrastructure platform.

Read about our HCI solutions from Lenovo.

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX – VMware vSAN certified nodes

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX – Nutanix certified nodes or appliances

Lenovo ThinkAgile MX – Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

How can we help?

In conclusion, it is clear to see how HCI offers businesses a number of benefits over more traditional IT infrastructure solutions. By unlocking scalability and efficiency, HCI can give organisations the edge they need to achieve their business objectives without sacrificing performance or stability. With its ability to be easily managed from one unified platform, HCI offers businesses both cost savings and improved flexibility when compared with legacy systems, making it an ideal solution for many growing companies.

We provide complete hyper converged infrastructure solutions from industry leading providers to deliver, install and maintain a complete hyper-converged infrastructure.

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