• Virtualization Drives HCI’s Flexibility and Power

    While virtualization has been used for years to consolidate data center resources, it has found an increasingly critical role in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). In a converged infrastructure, virtualization is used to combine various compute, networking, and storage elements into more manageable units. Read More Here

  • Hyperconvergence Cuts IT Costs and Inefficiencies

    Cost savings are a principal goal of data center consolidation. As agencies realize the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI), they see its potential for helping them control and reduce costs, and improve data center efficiencies. Overall, two-thirds of federal IT budgets are still spent on legacy maintenance, which is unsustainable and runs against the trends agencies are adopting to better meet mission needs. Read More Here

  • HCI Leads Way for Government Digital Transformation

    Federal agencies are increasingly faced with federal mandates to reduce the complexity and cost of its data centers. In 2014, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) put these goals into law. In 2016, OMB issued the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), expanding requirements and setting even more ambitious goals. Hyerconverged infrastructure is poised to help by combining compute, storage, and networking elements into a single software-defined solution. Read More Here

  • HCI can Help Improve Agency Security

    The most sophisticated security strategies these days focus on limiting access to applications and data only to approved users. Moving security from the network perimeter and the actual data is one way hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) can help improve an agency’s security posture. It reduces the complexity involved since all of the compute, storage, and networking resources are consolidated. Read More Here

  • Even in Early Stages, HCI Has Bright Future

    As the demand for integrated systems continues to march forward—driven by the increasing demand for consolidation, greater data center performance, and cost savings—hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) faces a rapidly evolving future. Continuous delivery of applications and microservices using HCI platforms will rely on a “dynamic, composable, and fabric-based” infrastructure; leading to what has being called IT-as-a-Service and even HCI-as-a-Service. Read More Here