We are now well over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. This contagious and deadly virus has wreaked havoc with both our professional as well as personal lives. Apart from altering other aspects of our lives, the way we work has also completely changed.
Now, remote work has become the norm rather than exception. To support and sustain a prolonged remote work strategy, you need to have a sound infrastructure in place. However, this pandemic was so disruptive that ramping up in-house options was ruled out.
In a time when entire supply chains were disrupted, even if an enterprise had the requisite financial resources to enhance in-house hardware, it was just not administratively feasible. So, enterprises had to look elsewhere for a viable alternative.
The Cloud – A Savior amidst the Pandemic
In these extraordinary circumstances, the Cloud emerged as the true savior for thousands of businesses. Leading Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud were fully capable of offering secure, flexible and reliable remote work solutions in these tough times.
One of these cloud solutions that played a leading role amidst this crisis was Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVD). These HVDs could be accessed over a wide range of endpoint devices, regardless of their operating systems (OS).
But how exactly did Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud pull this off. Well, the answer lies primarily in one piece of technology, which is Hyper Converged Infrastructure or HCI. Now, lets briefly delve into the basic characteristics of HCI.
Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) – The Backbone of HVDs
Most of us are broadly familiar with terms such as the Cloud or Hosted Virtual Desktops. HCI is the technology that forms the very backbone of the Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops, as it enables the virtualization of resources.
By leveraging HCI, a Cloud Service Provider like dinCloud can seamlessly virtualize and integrate the three core elements of storage, network and compute into a single platform. For this reason, HCI is considered the backbone of virtualization.
The capability of cloud providers like dinCloud to virtualize resources such as network, storage and compute is made possible by the use of HCI. This enables vast chunks of physical hardware to be utilized in a wide range of use cases.
Nutanix HCI and Superior Cloud Performance
As a premier Cloud Service Provider (CSP), dinCloud’s focus has always been on superior quality infrastructure. We strongly believe that a sound infrastructure is instrumental in delivering exceptional cloud performance.
For this very reason, when it was time to select an HCI platform, we went for Nutanix. This move has paid rich dividends over time, as we were able to deliver exceptional levels of end user experience, ease of management and instant scalability of resources via Nutanix HCI.
Role of HCI in Pandemic Response
You would be pleased to read that HCI is also playing an instrumental role in pandemic response. The most powerful example in this regard is acceleration of the vaccine development process.
Most of the readers would be well aware that the initial roll out of Covid-19 vaccine at a mass scale is already in progress. Although there is still a huge demand supply gap, it is indeed a step in the right direction.
The most amazing aspect of HCI has been accelerating the vaccine testing and development phases. A vaccine development that generally takes up anywhere between 10 to 15 years was rolled out in a record number of 11 months.
HCI played its due role as a technology that created ease of collecting, consolidating and analyzing medical data objectively. Although we are still not fully aware of the long term effects of this vaccine and its development processes, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Like Cloud Computing, HCI also has a significant contribution in possibly ridding us all of this deadly pandemic. Contact dinCloud for in-depth details about our Nutanix based HCI or other state of the art technologies that support our cloud infrastructure.