It’s Time for a Shift – moving to hybrid cloud and hyperconverged technology
What’s Driving the Change in IT?
Legacy infrastructure — with its separate enterprise storage, networks, and servers — is often no longer well-suited to meet the growing demands of enterprise applications and fast-paced modern business. Organizations are now turning to hyperconverged infrastructure to knock down these silos, and deliver on premise IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of the public cloud.
How do you minimize the impact in IT environments and still be able to scale it up? In the past it’s been that changes come with throwing everything away and starting all over.
Why Nutanix HCI?
Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure gives you the freedom to manage complexity with ease, with the ability to choose your clouds, apps, and technology stack. Enabling you to rise above the daily grind of outages, maintenance tasks, and integration nightmares, Nutanix allows you to focus on what every technologist wants and every business needs – thoughtful design, future-proof implementations, and optimal performance of business applications.
How Does Nutanix HCI Work?
Nutanix solutions are 100% software-based, and are built on the industry’s most popular hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology, delivering a full infrastructure stack that integrates compute, virtualization, storage, networking and security to power any application, at any scale.
Since it’s software based you can add, mix and match older Nutanix equipment and or HP and Dell equipment that’s running Nutanix with newer things. So you’ve got yourself a longer runway to keep your existing technology in place but also deal with the change in capacity, compute and power, you can scale as opposed to maybe 4 clipping environments every 3 to 5 years. And the beauty of what Nutanix is also doing is that they’re allowing you with their applications. Because software scales and improves over time as well. So those improvements can be put on, the technology as it grows without the wholesale forklift upgrades and changes in equipment and infrastructure.
The Hybrid Cloud
The cloud is driving massive change in IT. How do you get to the cloud without totally embracing the change? You don’t always want to jump in with both feet because you businesses rely on this technology that you put in place over the years you’re kind of comfortable with. Now you’re going to have this hybrid cloud, this hyper converged tech coming in and what is that going to do to the environment? It’s going to make your IT people’s job much easier, and give them more time to do things where you can direct them to do more value work on your data and not so much time on the infrastructure. This allows the company to scale over time as the cloud becomes more or less important to the company, but it should be on your terms so you are still in the driver’s seat, and you are not being forced to do something but when the time or opportunity comes. As a leader within the organization you may want to start moving some of your applications into the cloud or bring them back from the cloud. You will have that ability to orchestrate and manage and do that very easily by just reaching out to you IT people. Nutanix is orchestrated such a way it’s going to be easy for them to manage and control these deployments.
The Hidden Costs of Ownership of Older Infrastructure
The simple answer of hidden costs are your IT people. They are certainly maintaining the infrastructure and keeping the complicated infrastructure going. Obviously the more complicated setup, the more costly it is to maintain as you need technology capital and you need equipment to keep it operational. The more care is needed to keep hardware operational and effective, the less time is available to undertake more strategic business initiatives.
Cloud-Like Agility with Lower Cost and More Control
If you simplify the environment with HCI, you take out cost number one “people” and you marginalize it. Nutanix can help you do that. Nutanix also allows you to add features to the infrastructure to extend it the way you want. Most CEOs and most companies are generally stuck in that position maintaining sets of infrastructures and they aren’t moving forward. They’re basically “keeping the patient alive”, so it doesn’t cause any problems or harm to the business. The cost of IT people are your biggest costs and your biggest risk because eventually they will really get bored and leave with a stagnant infrastructure environment. Especially in today’s market. If you’re not providing IT challenges and growth opportunities, enabling abilities for them to get into an environment where they’re playing with the data and helping the business extract the data that’s valuable, IT employee morale will suffer. They want to be in a position to help provide insights that they can use and act upon to make their business better and that’s where you want your people to be. So if you have them stuck in an infrastructure management environment and the tier is very clearly migrating to a point where it’s destined to become “invisible” with Nutanix, over time you’ve got to get your talent moved up to a position where they can to provide more value to the business.
What are the Benefits of Nutanix HCI?
Nutanix HCI enables customers to marry the benefits of public cloud-like agility and productivity with the low cost and control of an on-premises environment. These benefits allow a company’s IT team to shift to projects that are value additive to the business instead of just relegating those teams to simply “keeping the lights on.”
In a cloud computing environment, new IT resources are only ever a click away, which means you reduce the time it takes to make those resources available to your developers from weeks to just minutes. This results in a dramatic increase in agility for the organization, since the cost and time it takes to experiment and develop is significantly lower.
While Nutanix HCI enabling markedly better performance than the legacy infrastructure, IT’s consequent ability to keep up with demand from their businesses resulted in higher revenues.