The enterprise data center has undergone tremendous change over the last few decades. The move from standalone servers to virtualization, for example, reduced hardware sprawl by allowing IT to deploy multiple workloads as VMs on the same hardware. But it also meant more work for IT, more silos and VM sprawl.
The latest trend to hit the enterprise data center, hyperconvergence, combines servers, storage and networking into one high-performance package. Businesses that adopt hyperconverged systems from leaders like Nutanix and Simplivity are cutting data center power consumption in half, reducing rack space requirements, deploying storage faster and spending less time managing related systems.
In short, hyperconvergence has been a tremendous asset for businesses. But there is one problem. Files.
The vast majority of enterprise storage consists of unstructured data. These files are growing at an unprecedented rate, but most of them don’t need to be accessed on a regular basis. As a result, many enterprises have found that files are swallowing up capacity in their hyperconverged systems, filling up their high-performance hardware with infrequently accessed unstructured data.
Our new infographic, The Future of the Data Center: Can Hyperconvergence Survive Hypergrowth, details the recent history of the enterprise data center, the rise of hyperconverged systems and how organizations can solve the file problem. You’ll learn how to outfit your hyperconverged infrastructure with a VM that delivers:
- Unlimited, cost-effective scalability
- Automatic data protection
- Fast restores and 15-min DR
- Simplified, centralized management
The infographic is also a valuable reference sheet for enterprises that are considering a move to hyperconverged but have not yet taken the leap. Take a look for yourself and find out why so many companies today are making the move to hyperconverged – and how the potentially devastating file growth problem actually has an easy fix.