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March 22, 2018, MOQdigital Marketing

Journey to the Cloud

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As the Cloud continues to grow in popularity, enterprise applications and the increased pace of modern business begin to weigh on traditional IT design. Traditional designs produce complexity across deployments, often via separate silos and networks processing large amounts of data. Fortunately, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is helping modernise business by simplifying data centre operations, consolidating data, reducing complexity, and increasing agility. These solutions replace traditional servers, storage networks, and storage arrays, reducing complexity across data management while also providing increased control.  

HCI streamlines deployment for companies, allowing management to scale their data centre resources by combining server and storage resources with intelligent software. This turnkey software-defined solution helps create a single hyper-converged solution for agile data centres that can be easily used to scale business. Nutanix’s Hyper Converged Enterprise Cloud solution is capable of consolidating data centres by 70 percent or more, into a simple plug-and-play. Companies who switch to the Nutanix Hyper-Converged Enterprise Cloud offering can make their infrastructure invisible and elevate their IT to focus on applications that power their services, rather than spend time and money managing over-sized data centers.  

HCI works across two planes:  

  1.  The Distributed Data Plane runs across a cluster of nodes to deliver storage, virtualisation, and networking services for guest applications. These can be either VMs or container-based applications. 
  2. The Management Plane allows businesses to efficiently administer their HCI resources from a single viewpoint, eliminating the need for separate management solutions such as servers and storage networks.   

 On top of this, almost all modern HCI solutions are fully software-defined, meaning they have no dependence on proprietary hardware. They can be run with Nutanix AHV, and companies maintain HCI control features to run separate virtual machines to form a fully distributed, scalable resource. This allows companies to gain an edge over their competitors as their team can spend more time focused on delivering IT services and solutions rather than managing an array of servers, solos, and storage networks.  

Hyper-converged infrastructure is revolutionising on-premises cloud systems. The MOQdigital team can help your company implement Nutanix’s Hyper-Converged Enterprise Cloudsolution to improve your corporate success. Better your business by getting in touch with our consultants today.