Hyper Converged systems are type of infrastructure which have software centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources to be offered as one easy to manage appliance.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC) – a renowned analyst firm, Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) market will grow by 94% by this year end, earning $1.5 billion in 2016 for those offering these appliances. Another firm Gartner forecasts that the market will reach $5 billion market by 2019.
Thus, all these predictions and estimates boils down to prove one point and that is HCI will have a lot of craze among enterprise data centers managers and so those offering these appliances will make merry in coming days.
Want to know what will propel data center managers move to Hyper Converged Infrastructure?
Below are the top three reasons which will make the IT leaders move to HCI
- Hardware Infrastructure due for upgrade- When the implementation is done right, Hyper Convergence yields significantly lower total cost of ownership (tco) than legacy hardware.
- Improve efficiency of internal processes- Higher performance and storage capacity mean that your people and processes will work faster and easier.
- Effective management of business operations and processes- This advantage will prove especially important when users are dealing with specialized use cases such as video surveillance.
Want to replace your data centers legacy infrastructure with reliable Hyper Convergence Appliances?
StoneFly, Inc., offers Unified Storage and Server Hyper Converged Appliances in its product catalog. StoneFly USS is the ideal hyper-converged infrastructure solution to consolidate all of your server and storage systems into one easy to manage appliance. Use of virtualized operating systems allows for complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power/cooling costs. USS flexibility replaces the “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation (such as CPU, memory, storage, etc.) based on your application needs.
The USS appliance includes a Virtual SAN Storage Appliance (SCVM) and the ability to create additional Virtual Storage or Servers as needed. By migrating your existing Windows and Linux physical servers to VMware-compatible Virtual Machines on the StoneFly USS appliance, you can greatly reduce your hardware footprint and run many more applications on much less hardware.
For those who desire to have highly available infrastructure in their premises, StoneFly offers its USS HA Cluster with two hypervisors and Active Active (Two) raid controllers which increase system uptime due to failover and failback capabilities.
StoneFly USS HA allows users to asynchronously replicate all your VMs and storage to remote sites such as public cloud (Microsoft Azure) or a private cloud (StoneFly Cloud Business Center) for disaster recovery.
Users can optimize their data with StoneFly’s enterprise level features including data deduplication, encryption, thin provisioning available on demand.