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Why hyperconverged infrastructure?

Learn more about what hyperconverged infrastructure is, why the industry is quickly adopting it, how it could help you in cutting IT costs, and who plays an important role in this new technology.


And why is
the name so long?

The name is really several things rolled into one thing — which is exactly what it means.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a fast and efficient way to combine different IT resources (compute, storage and virtualization) into one simple building block. And you can easily build or grow your data center using these prefabricated blocks.

Head in the clouds?

A few short years ago, software catered to hardware. That left you constantly updating everything. Hyperconverged infrastructure, is the other way around. "Virtualized" software runs your hardware through the cloud. So you can handle remote resources as easily as the locals ones. You can sit here. And run everything else there.

Let's talk about overtime

IT professionals put in an average of 12 hours a week beyond the standard 40-hour workweek. That adds up to three extra months of work per year. The virtualized structure of hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies resource management and eliminates remote legwork, so you can earn back some time.

Source: Spiceworks survey, Kensington

Hyper growth

Hyperconverged infrastructure is the fastest growing segment of
the overall market for integrated systems.

Source: 2016 451 Research, LLC

Making the most of hyperconverged infrastructure

Cost reduction is the main reason hyperconverged infrastructure adoption rates almost doubled last year alone — and why 88% of organizations planning to make the transition will do so within two years.

Operational efficiency is another major benefit cited by adopters. And that can show up in many ways.

Looking forward to it

37% of companies that have adopted hyperconverged infrastructure point out cost savings as the key benefit. Here’s how hyperconverged infrastructure delivers ongoing value:

  • Eliminates maintenance fees for appliances and services that are no longer needed.
  • Cuts the space you need in your data center, reducing floor space costs.
  • Lowers power and cooling costs — with fewer things to cool.
  • Omits the need for ongoing training on all those disparate platforms.
  • Streamlines processes with more VM-centric policy-based approaches.

All sizes fit one. Eaton.

Eaton works with all of the leading hyperconverged infrastructure vendors to provide power management solutions for their products. So while you’re getting the best of hyperconverged infrastructure, you can take advantage of the best of Eaton.

Small data centers, like remote or satellite offices, usually don't have local IT staff to manage and troubleshoot issues. Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software simplifies the management of off-site hyperconverged infrastructure resources through a single, web-based interface.
Large data centers are affected most from downtime seeing that costs multiply by the minute during stoppages. When a power disaster strikes, Eaton's power management solutions are poised to ensure zero downtime in an hyperconverged infrastructure environment.
All data centers need an ironclad data recovery plan. But the better plan is to avoid the disaster altogether. Eaton's IPM software helps avoid power disasters minimizing the need for data recovery.
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