What is a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA) and what value can it bring your IT environment and business?
Rapidly growing Midmarket and Enterprise customers as well as Managed Service Providers (MSP) are looking for a simpler, more flexible, automated and dynamic infrastructure that will better align IT resources with continually changing business demands. A hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) is hardware and software combined technology as a solution. It enhances business agility by allowing IT to build, deploy, scale and maintain their HCIA through a more flexible operational framework. These solutions are normally very simple to install and begin utilizing immediately and offer the fastest, lowest risk path to new application and technology adoption. Automating the provisioning of the complete deployment life-cycle enables IT organizations with better agility, operational simplicity and reduced risk.
HCIA’s redefine simplicity by delivering virtualization, compute, storage, networking and data protection in a single, contained, agile, scalable, easy to manage hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. Available as a single product for simple ordering, HCIA’s accelerate time-to-value by enabling customers to go from power-on to VM creation in a couple hours and with some solutions only a few minutes compared to legacy built up systems which can take one to a few days to deploy at least. Designed for simplicity, fully orchestrated installation, management, patches and upgrades, HCIA solutions provide linear scaling capability that grows based on your business needs. Most solutions have combined solution global call support, for all hardware and software contained in the solution. This lets customers rest assured knowing they have 24×7 support and repair service and they do not need to open multiple tickets with multiple solution providers when questions or updates are across technologies in the stack. HCIA architecture when at its best is a scale-out system consisting of common modular building blocks that scale linearly from one to multiple module appliances.
The HCIA approach is ideal for multiple use cases. Some of which are but not limited to:
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) of Mid-sized Enterprise, Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) and Managed Services.
- Virtualization Server Infrastructure (VSI) of Mid-sized Enterprise, Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) and Managed Services.
- Typically <50 TB per site, but can scale up from there where it makes sense.
- Single Central Data Center or Multiple Data Centers with Replication and Backup.
- Server and Storage Consolidation and Virtualization.
- Test and Development.
- Local and/or Remote 3rd Party Hybrid Cloud Deployment and Support.
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance.
Please contact a Works Computing Account Manager or Solutions Architect and start getting clear answers to any questions you have about Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (HCIA) today!
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