Data Center Design – The New Paradigm
Traditional data centers house thousands of rack-mounted computing systems such as server, storage, and networking devices. Robust cooling systems are required to manage high temperatures generated by CPUs that handle complex computing applications. In addition, you have to install uninterrupted power backup systems to keep the equipment working. These result in massive investment in infrastructure, compounded by operational costs related to human resources, electricity and maintenance.
Managing data centers is complex, requiring maintenance of multiple silos of computing, storage, networking, and backup. In addition, for today’s businesses, their employees must be able to work remotely. Therefore, organizations need to adapt and modernize their data centers to face this new challenge.
Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) addresses complexity, high cost, and the need to work remotely. It offers a simpler, smarter and more cost-effective solution for your data center set up.
HCI combines Compute, Storage & Virtualization into a single software appliance. It provides an on-premises platform with all the benefits of the public cloud, such as agility, performance, and scalability. With HCI, you can set up virtual desktops within minutes, which can be accessed by remote workers via an internet web browser, thereby increasing employee productivity and reducing operational cost.