As a business grows, the platform needs to grow with it. Failure to do so with legacy scale-up infrastructure results in a drop-off in system performance and stability. As hyperconverged systems are software-centric, risks and chances of failure are reduced by the system possessing the ability to self-heal. This is accomplished by automatically adjusting resources around the failure and continuing the processing without downtime. Furthermore, additional nodes of capacity can be seamlessly added to scale up the hyperconverged system, allowing the infrastructure to easily evolve with the business.
Hyperconverged IT infrastructures are incrementally scalable, and some vendors offer unlimited performance and capacity, enabling companies to pay-as-you-grow. In addition, hyperconverged systems are easy to deploy, and simple to maintain. Using a web-scale architecture that integrates computation, virtualisation and storage resources into a 100 percent software-defined scale-out appliance, hyperconvergence empowers both large and small IT organisations to efficiently consolidate and run all virtualised workloads on a single system.
Extensive security automation enabled by hyperconverged infrastructure, allows for delivery of seamless scalability without compromising security. In the cloud era, security needs to become an integral and invisible attribute of enterprise infrastructure. Hyperconverged solutions help to build security into the culture, and treat security as an essential part of the process of product development. Security-conscious customers can make use of capabilities such as two-factor authentication, cluster shields and Data at Rest Encryption, to uphold highest safety standards.
It's become an accepted truth that staying ahead of the competition, and maintaining leadership, requires constant evolution. Hyperconvergence provides the empowerment needed to kick off and maintain that pace of evolution - while providing reassuring results from early stages of adoption, and enabling companies of all sizes to progress with the journey to the future-proof enterprise cloud computing.
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