Enterprises are undergoing a major shift in their IT infrastructures. Although most of this is being done in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, enterprises also want to better prepare for disruptive scenarios that could be encountered in the future as well.
When revisiting IT infrastructure choices, the foremost question every enterprise must ask itself is that whether it will deploy the IT hardware on premise, or choose a specialized
On Premise Servers and Data Centers
While this is a choice that gives enterprises the highest degree of control over the deployed infrastructure, the obvious downsides include an exorbitantly high setup cost and constant operational expenses of maintaining this hardware.
Then, you need a large and highly skilled team of IT professionals to manage a fully on premise IT environment. Not to mention the currently prevalent cyber security risks that pose serious threats to sensitive enterprise and customer data.
Specialized Cloud Service Providers (CSP)
The other main alternative to setting up on premise servers and data centers is leveraging the infrastructure of a specialized Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud. This gives you freedom from setting up on premise IT hardware in the first place.
The advantages of choosing a CSP do not end here, as you also get to outsource other difficult aspects of IT resources such as optimization and management. You are billed only for the resources that you actually consume, known as a “pay as you go” model.
Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
HCI is a unified and software defined system that combines the elements of storage, compute, network and management into a single platform. By this definition, it becomes quite obvious why CSPs like dinCloud deploy HCI for their cloud environments.
Ease of Scaling Up with HCI
The other immense advantage that CSPs get with a hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) is ease of scaling up as well as scaling out. CSPs simultaneously cater to the needs of multiple enterprises, whose requirements also keep changing with time.
An HCI gives a CSP like dinCloud the advantage of scaling up the IT resources, whenever such a need arises. This is particularly important in cases where businesses experience seasonal spikes in the demand for their products or services.
The ability of a CSP to immediately scale up IT resources via HCI makes the Cloud a very attractive infrastructure choice. The same is equally true in cases of scaling down, when a certain percentage of resources are no more required.
HCI gives CSPs the ability to immediately scale up or down, and this capability is passed on to the enterprises that use cloud solutions for their IT related needs. Hyper converged infrastructure gives CSPs this capability without underlying hardware changes.
HCI and Ease of Scaling Out
The other very important aspect of HCI is its ability to scale out IT resources with ease, and in a very short amount of time. The concept of scaling out allows CSPs to enhance individual IT resources, by creating space from within the core IT infrastructure.
Lets say an enterprise has to execute a processing intensive workload that is hosted over the infrastructure of a cloud provider like dinCloud. Instead of enhancing the physical processing resources, HCI enables the CSP to immediately scale out virtual CPUs.
So, this ability of HCI to “replicate” the IT resources that are more in demand, while doing so within the overall pool of IT resources that are available, is a key benefit of HCI. So, it makes perfect sense why leading CSPs like dinCloud deploy HCI.
There are multiple HCI providers in the industry, but dinCloud relies only on the best HCI brands out there and Nutanix is one of them. dinCloud has built its cloud infrastructure using Nutanix Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI).
This Nutanix based HCI gives dinCloud the leverage to offer a highly agile cloud infrastructure to enterprises. This in turn results in a very flexible and responsive cloud environment, ready for your enterprise to tap at a moment’s notice.
Contact dinCloud for highly agile and responsive cloud solutions for your enterprise needs.