With the move to virtualization well underway, the data center faces its most pivotal technology refresh in its history. The current architecture was designed before the introduction of virtualization, but virtualization has been adopted into that legacy architecture at an unprecedented pace. The post-virtualization refresh, in addition to the typical challenges with a technology refresh, also has to happen with limited disruption, despite a shortage of staff and a flat budget. And, of course, the next data center refresh has to optimize this virtualized reality.
Hyperconverged architecture’s answer is to redesign the architecture around virtualization instead of trying to “shoehorn” virtualization into a legacy design. As a result, hyperconvergence is seeing a significant uptake, especially in the last two years, driven by its simplification of IT infrastructure. It reduces the need to manage discrete devices or have specialized training in component-level technology. It also makes operations more efficient while lowering costs. Any organization that is approaching a technology refresh in the data center should include hyperconverged infrastructure in its evaluation process.
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