Due to the exponential increase in data across every business sector, IT leaders are reassessing their data center infrastructures to modernize operations. Traditional legacy environments are simply unable to meet the performance demands of next-generation workloads, from web-based apps to CPU-consuming SQL queries. In addition to increased pressure to handle new workloads, IT leaders need to prepare for the next wave of innovation. This includes challenges, such as a dramatic increase in data related to Internet of Things (IoT) deployments and a growing reliance across industries on artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and virtual reality (VR) tools.
As a result, IT leaders have identified the benefits of software-defined solutions in eliminating silos, removing performance bottlenecks and reducing management complexity. Bypassing the massive capital expenditures required for traditional storage arrays, these leaders have identified both the performance and affordability of Ready Nodes for instantly scalable compute and storage capacity.
As convergence continues, standardized software-defined platforms that offer factory-level configurations significantly reduce IT resource investments, saving both time and money. These solutions also offer radically simplified management. In this white paper, we look closely at the different ways that hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) Ready Nodes can provide both confidence and convenience in the data center and eliminate many of the time-consuming operations tasks that administrators face daily.