Organizations that are planning to upgrade or realign their datacenter solutions have to consider one important innovation: hyperconverged systems. Hyperconvergence has taken the IT storage world by storm. A hyper Converged infrastructure (HCI) enables businesses to integrate multiple IT segments into a single entity while reducing the cost and complexity involved in the process. Businesses can depend on a single vendor for support options.

Things to know about hyperconvergence

HPE Hyper ConvergedHyperconvergence has not appeared out of the blue; it is the next level of converged infrastructure. In a traditional IT environment, the storage staff handles all operations such as procurement, provisioning, deployment and support. The same is the case with the server and networking staff. Instead of managing multiple departments, components, and training sessions, hyperconvergence enables you to combine all these components into a single entity. When compute, networking, storage, and virtualization tools are integrated as a software-defined framework, it allows organizations to scale out by leveraging innovations at the storage controller software layer.

Converged infrastructures are intended to do the same. However, hyperconverged systems focus on data control and management, so they offer software-defined storage without focusing on networking. In a converged infrastructure, separate components are engineered together for an integrated IT environment. However, a hyperconverged infrastructure is a modular system which is designed to scale out by adding extra modules. Moreover, they are built on low-cost x86 hardware. They come with a simplified architecture and a simplified management system. Hyperconverged systems are available as software, appliance, or reference architecture. You can either buy a pre-manufactured system or build your own HCI system.

Who uses hyper converged systems?

In today’s highly competitive IT world, businesses are required to instantly provision resources. Simplicity and flexibility are the two important requirements. Organizations are looking at agile software development methodologies that provide a greater level of flexibility to get new applications up and running. Hyperconverged systems are the answer. However, the technology is still in the early stages. Most businesses are only using hyperconverged systems to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure, analytics, and general-purpose workloads. Very few companies use them for mission-critical applications and high-performance storage. However, this is expected to change quickly as organizations become more familiar with this technology.

The future of hyper converged systems

Hyperconverged infrastructure is not the ultimate answer to datacenter issues; there are certain limitations. For instance, you have limited options when it comes to making a granular upgrade or tweaking the system. If the storage is low and the compute is good, you still have to add extra appliances to upgrade the compute as well. Another challenge is the collaboration of different departments. For instance, storage staff may not want to expand the configuration for compute requirements or vice versa. Going forward, these issues can be addressed. As multiple vendors are collaborating on datacenter designs, hyperconverged systems are surely going to be a pivot point in shaping the changing IT technologies.

Hyper converged systems in VDI desktop delivery

With the entrance of hyperconverged systems into the datacenter, costs have dropped considerably. When combined with the powerful Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) VDI desktop delivery tool, hyper converged solutions become extremely cost-effective.

Parallels RAS is designed with hyperconverged technology in mind. It is easy to deploy and use, and can be easily set up using wizards. When the simplicity of Parallels RAS is combined with hyperconverged hardware, the solution becomes even easier to use and even more reliable and cost-effective. As a comprehensive VDI desktop delivery solution, Parallels RAS comes with all major virtualization components included with any license. The intuitive interface enables you to easily monitor and manage the VDI desktops. Support for a versatile range of devices means you can use VDI desktops hosted on the hyperconverged system on iPhone, Mac, Windows, Android, Chrome, and Raspberry Pi devices. Parallels RAS benefits from key partnerships with Nutanix and HPE Hyper Converged systems. Together, we bring the best VDI desktop delivery solutions to the market by delivering greater performance, higher scalability, and increased operational efficacy while being easy to use and cost-effective.

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