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Overview

"Despite the research that illustrates the benefits of digital transformation, many companies are still hanging onto their legacy systems as if their lives depended on it."

Steve Olenski, Forbes Magazine

The benefits of Hyper Converged Infrastructure

1.
Simplify infrastructure

Lenovo hyperconverged infrastructure disappears into the background, so your customers can focus on their core business.

2.
Eliminate IT silos

Using many kinds of server, OS, hypervisor, and storage requires IT departments to spend most of their time on maintenance. Lenovo hyperconverged infrastructure helps break down these silos, reducing complexity.

3.
Scale flexibly

Each Lenovo HCI appliance is a flexible building block of fully integrated and tested compute, storage, and preloaded virtualization management software. This enables easy scale-out clusters to support your growth.

4.
Reduce IT management time

Lenovo HCI appliance clusters automatically pool compute and storage into a single, shared virtual structure. Resources are utilised more efficiently, and everything is managed through a single interface. Time spent on IT management is dramatically reduced.

5.
Deliver greater reliability

Lenovo servers received the #1 reliability rating among all x86 servers worldwide in the ITIC 2017 Global Server Hardware and OS Reliability Survey3. Our HCI and SDDC solutions are built on these proven Lenovo servers.

6.
Shrink IT footprints

With compute, storage and networking combined in one appliance, IT is much more space- and energy-efficient. Your customers could save up to 90% on power and space4.

7.
Make time for innovation

With Lenovo hyperconverged infrastructure, IT departments can escape the fire-fighting mode – and start innovating with valuable new services.

8.
Lower TCO

With easy deployment, significant management savings, a smaller footprint and no more silos, TCO is much lower. Time-to-value is also much faster.

The IT department is changing

The focus of the IT department is changing. In the past, IT was concerned with building and maintaining infrastructure. Read more

In 2014, around 70-80% of IT budgets were spent on just keeping systems running. Yet today, the most competitive organisations also expect IT to add business value through useful services.

While IT’s responsibilities have increased, however, budgets and the need to maintain reliable infrastructures remain largely the same. That’s a problem for traditional systems, with separate compute, networking, and storage, which are:

  • inherently complex
  • inefficient
  • difficult to scale
  • time-consuming to manage

Hyperconverged and Software Defined solutions help to solve these issues, by making infrastructure almost invisible. Your customers’ resources are freed up, enabling IT to concentrate on delivering business value and to compete on today’s terms.

What is Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC)?

The goal of a software defined datacenter (SDDC) is to let your applications always be available for the users with enough resources to run efficiently on a fully automated infrastructure. Read more

Over the years datacenters has been built using a combination of specialized appliances to ensure availability and performance of the applications. The result is often a complex datacenter design with multiple proprietary management instances. When you design a datacenter around different appliances you have a hardware centric datacenter design which can reduce your applications’ agility.

In a SDDC the intelligence is sitting in the software rather than proprietary hardware. This gives you greater flexibility, manageability and security.

These days many of our customers sees their internal IT as a cost center. It consumes a lot of people resources to manage and large investments for equipment while it does not deliver to the business needs. If the IT delivery does not improve over time the result is can be outsourcing of the entire department. By implementing a SDDC strategy customers can start building a new flexible, scalable infrastructure on an open platform which makes it easier to manage and valuable IT people can focus on spending more time delivering to the business.

What is a Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)?

It’s a long word for a simple idea. Hyperconverged infrastructure2 combines x86-based compute, networking, and storage in simple, single appliances. Read more

They scale easily as your customers grow: just add another appliance. Costs are lower than legacy systems. And customers can manage their entire infrastructure through a single, intuitive interface.

Why Should It Matter To You?

By using industry standard hardware with software you can create a platform for delivering your applications and services from IT to the users in a more flexible way. With a hyper converged solution you can scale linear and therefore optimize your infrastructure to our application consumption.

Now ask yourself; do you always carry around your video camera, mp3 player, calculator, radio and camera? Why would you? Most likely you have replaced all those gadgets with a smart phone that can do all those things through software.

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