NetApp HCI: The Difference
Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) has evolved and is now ready to meet the true scaling needs of a next-generation enterprise data centre. Consumers have been attracted with the shortened time to utilise and provision, operational ease, and consolidated assistance.
Customers are now demanding more integrated experiences, and this trend is likely to continue as the HCI market continues to grow. So as HCI adoption in businesses continue, it’s predicted that customers will have higher expectations from their infrastructure.
So, you might be asking “Ok, how do I figure out where to place value and trust in my next purchase?” Organisations require a prescriptive environment that provides guaranteed and predictable performance. NetApp HCI, the industry’s first enterprise-scale hyper converged solution, delivers guaranteed performance, independent scaling, and Data Fabric integration. NetApp have constructed a solid foundation that applies to all components in the stack. A prescriptive stack allows maximising system resources while creating virtualised, dynamic pools that can be efficiently allocated and deallocated.
Another aspect to consider when selecting the right solution is flexibility. Prescriptive and simple environments are appealing to the virtualisation administrators; however, flexibility is vital for greater user experience. We have all heard horror stories of legacy virtualisation environments where it’d take days or even weeks to request a new virtual machine or application for the IT department. Customers are now demanding more flexible stacks that enable them to match the velocity of their business needs and to stay one step ahead of their competition. NetApp HCI has a node-based, shared-nothing architecture that delivers independent scaling of compute and storage resources.
Essentially, infrastructures are incomplete without plans for portability and data protection that you can trust. With NetApp, that vision is the Data Fabric. Consumers need to know that their data is protected all the time, without needing to sacrifice vendor lock-in. Now this also includes the ability to transfer your data from on-premises to public as required. So, this is where businesses with a core data protection portfolio, such as NetApp, provide many benefits.
As you are evaluating hyperconverged infrastructure systems, the ability to effortlessly adapt a new platform into your present tools and workflows reduces upfront configurations as well as long term integration and operations.
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