2020 has seen the world change before our very eyes. From how we exercise and communicate with friends and family, to how we shop, engage with our GP and work, almost every element of life has been fundamentally impacted by the global pandemic.
And as Australian organisations frantically pivoted to enable remote working, the forced closures highlighted an inherent need to embrace digital transformation.
But this isn’t a new phenomenon. Organisations have been working to accelerate innovation and drive data centre modernisation for several years now. Why? To address the needs of an increasingly digital business economy which dictates they:
Drive faster time to market for digital initiatives
Handle an exponential growth of data
Deliver improved customer and user experiences
Improve productivity and efficiency through automation
Mitigate the risks of an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape
To address these comprehensive demands, Australian organisations need IT infrastructure that is flexible, agile, and scalable. They need solutions that will enable them to achieve their digital service delivery and digital transformation goals in a cost-effective way that doesn’t break the bank.
Enter today’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.
Adoption of HCI has been steadily increasing for a number of years. Recent study from Research and Markets highlights the global HCI market is expected to grow from USD 7.8 billion at the end of 2020 to almost USD 27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 28.1%.1
HCI integrates compute, storage and networking into a single appliance coupled with data management and consolidation capabilities that can scale-out according to application needs.2 They help to collapse traditional silos in favour of greater agility through fully virtualised pools of compute, memory, and storage resources. While also delivering streamlined automation capabilities for simplified management.3
But how does this translate to accelerated innovation and data centre modernisation?
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research survey highlighted how across 4 key areas.4
HCI fundamentally supports digital transformation – Eliminates silos. Infrastructure comes ready to integrate. Management through single interface for unified visibility. Simplified upgrade/patch process. Ultimately enables IT to focus on bigger priorities.
As HCI drives time savings, agility rises – HCI significantly reduces time-consuming system management tasks. At the same time, deployment times for new activities are also reduced. Less time spent on management and deployment equals more free time for innovation.
Reduction in operational costs – HCI solutions deliver management and visibility through a single user interface. This enables one administrator to handle many elements of the IT stack as opposed to 4 or 5 for each individual silo.
Deploy apps faster, stay ahead of the competition – When you reduce the operational taxes on IT teams, it opens them up to drive new and innovative initiatives. ESG found that HCI leveraging organisations were seven and a half times more likely to have their application deployments finish ahead of time than those not leveraging HCI.
Dell Technologies and Perfekt have partnered to bring our clients these industry-leading HCI solutions. Dell EMC VxRail™ accelerates and simplifies IT transformation through standardization and automation.
As a member of Dell EMC’s HCI portfolio recently recognised as a March 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and tested HCI system optimised for VMware vSAN and is the standard for transforming VMware environments.5
Delivering a simple, cost-effective HCI solution, VxRail can support almost any use case and deliver a host of benefits.6
Business productivity – Drive greater agility and improved performance which can lay the platform for new business opportunities, as well as more productive staff.
IT staff productivity – VxRail delivers internal IT teams a more automated, reliable and agile infrastructure, which greatly enables the time to market for application development and reduces time-heavy infrastructure management tasks.
Risk mitigation – As VxRail delivers 90% less unplanned downtime, it equates to significantly fewer interruptions across the entire organisation, from HR to finance, and of course business operations.
IT infrastructure and cost reduction – When you have IT infrastructure that delivers more streamlined and efficient processes and applications, you inadvertently spend less on hardware expenses attached to running workloads.
Speak to us today to find out how Perfekt’s team of infrastructure experts can deliver Dell EMC VxRail to help you transform your infrastructure, and ultimately, transform your organisation.
1 Research and Markets, 2020
2 Dell Technologies
3 IDC, Delivering Efficient Business Expansion with Dell EMC VMware-Based HCI, 2018
4 ESG 2018, The Role of Converged and Hyper-converged Infrastructure in IT Transformation
5 Dell EMC VxRail Data Sheet
6 IDC, Delivering Efficient Business Expansion with Dell EMC VMware-Based HCI, 2018