On average it takes 12 weeks to provision new IT infrastructure. This inertia means missed business opportunities and frustration as the needs of the business are not met by legacy approaches to information technology.
And in the meantime, by 2020 the digital universe will have grown to 44 Zetabytes according to IDC. This explosion in data, combined with legacy IT approaches and a rising user expectations driven by ‘consumer IT,’ is creating a perfect storm of dissatisfaction.
Luckily, there’s a solution. Or to be more specific, there are two solutions that work perfectly together.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and the Software Defined Data Center
In a world where data grows along with user expectations and limited IT budgets, a Software Defined Data Center powered by Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is the only way to go.
Removing manual tasks from IT provisioning and ongoing management activities and replacing them with automated outcomes driven by software – the ‘Software Defined Data Center’ – enables huge gains in the speed at which IT services can be delivered.
Timescales are reduced from weeks to just minutes. And the cost of service delivery shrinks exponentially. But there are even more improvements to be made.
Delivering these services from a single ‘hyper-converged’ tier of hardware – commoditized x86 servers – as opposed to the traditional three tier architecture, results in further efficiency gains in everything from data center space, application performance, and the server side economics of avoiding proprietary hardware.
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Source: IDC via Forbes