If history has taught us anything, it’s that change is inevitable. For those unable to adapt quickly, disaster can follow. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the business world. For example, digital technology decimated the 35mm camera industry over the last 20 years. Industry giants that were not agile enough to respond were left behind. Many tried, but were too late to the market due to inflexible business processes.
Today, disruptive technologies abound, and one of the biggest business challenges companies face is inflexible IT infrastructure. In our digital world, companies must have the ability to move quickly and their IT infrastructure must move even faster. Traditional IT was not designed for today’s rapidly-changing industry. In order to achieve the necessary flexibility, businesses need simplicity, speed, and cost effective solutions, and they’re finding it in hyperconverged systems.
1. If it’s easier to manage, you can change faster
If an infrastructure solution is going to be truly flexible, it needs to be manageable by almost anyone on the IT team, not just a select few specialists. Today’s industry-leading hyperconverged systems allow IT generalists to easily handle all management tasks, which means your specialists can pursue innovation that will grow your business.
The ultimate show of flexibility is the ability to adapt before disruption causes a critical moment for your business. A hyperconverged system lets you use predictive analytics to increase performance and SLAs, reduce over-provisioning and costs, identify potential problems faster, and engage in predictive capacity planning.
2. If you do things faster, you can adapt to change faster
A well-designed IT infrastructure doesn’t take weeks to respond to change. A hyperconverged system can be deployed in hours and allows for infrastructure changes to be made in minutes. Hyperconverged drives flexibility because it relies heavily on automation, allowing you to deploy virtual machines and add compute or storage capacity at cloud-like speed in just a few clicks. Taken a step further, a truly flexible environment allows for firmware and device-driver updates to be completed from anywhere, even on your mobile device.
3. If you spend wisely, you can change more easily
An infrastructure solution that offers lower start-up costs allows the flexibility you need to start small and scale based on your needs. A hyperconverged system has everything built in (compute, storage, networking), which reduces OpEx and promotes flexibility. The best hyperconverged solutions available today allow you to add nodes as needed.
As with many technologies today you’ll want to look for a hyperconverged solution that can let you change easily and quickly and also allow you to start small if need be.
HPE Hyperconverged solution
If all of this flexibility sounds like the ideal solution for your growing business, then consider the HPE Hyper Converged 380, a hyperconverged solution that offers all of the features above. Built on HPE ProLiant DL380, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 is an all-in-one compute, software-defined storage, and intelligent virtualization solution. Cloud and composable-ready, this highly flexible solution was designed to provide intuitive automation, federated lifecycle management, and intelligence from analytics. The result is a hyperconverged solution that lets you deploy VMs at cloud speeds, simplify IT operations and reducing costs. How’s that for flexible?
Links to HPE HC products solutions: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/integrated-systems/hyper-converged