Good holiday tidings, all! Ghost of Infrastructures Present here. You’ve heard already from my colleague, the Ghost of Infrastructures Past.
And now, here we are, watching poor Bob Cratchit toil away in the data center. Even mean ol’ Scrooge is starting to understand that Bob spends every night and weekend managing their complex data center infrastructure, comprised of a dozen or so point solutions, each with its own interface, support, maintenance, and licensing contract.
The sad thing is, when Bob isn’t trying to troubleshoot all of these siloed solutions, he’s got big ideas: Build a data warehouse for big data analytics, build a new, better CRM system, and implement a private cloud with self-service provisioning for the dev team. Instead, he’s mostly provisioning storage volumes, moving virtual workloads around, and trying to meet Scrooge’s last-minute report requests.
As the Ghost of Infrastructures Present, I can tell you there is a better approach available to help Scrooge and Bob.
Take hyperconvergence, for example. Today, hyperconverged infrastructure is one of the fastest growing segments in the $107B IT infrastructure market, with growth rates in 2015 approaching 116% per year, according to IDC.
As one of the leaders in the hyperconverged category, SimpliVity surpasses the traditional IT model by incorporating all IT functions and services below the hypervisor into commodity x86 building blocks. Designed to work with any hypervisor or industry-standard x86 server platform, the SimpliVity solution provides a single, shared resource pool across the entire IT stack, eliminating point products and inefficient siloed IT architectures.
With the speed and agility that a SimpliVity solution provides, Bob could spend more time helping to grow the business, and less time keeping the lights on. But don’t take my word for it, check out this recently published Forrester Total Economic Impact Study on SimpliVity hyperconvergence, which outlines efficiency gains and cost savings that even Scrooge would get excited about.
Of course, it’s up to Scrooge to take action that will improve the lives of his team members and application users, not to mention his bottom line. What does the future hold for poor Bob and this outdated data center—not to mention poor Tiny Tim? We’ll let our Ghost of Infrastructures Future show Scrooge the worst-case scenario.
For now, check out the Forrester TEI Study to learn more about improving your bottom line without being a Scrooge.