Peter Drucker said, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” When it comes to IT operational efficiency, doing things right means streamlining IT. By doing so, IT organizations can save time and expenses–devoting more of these resources to strategic activities. But it’s not JUST cutting corners. You still have to make sure that changes you make don’t sacrifice the quality of your product or service.
So, how do you trim resource inputs without sacrificing quality? Adopting SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure helps you drive efficiency and effectiveness.
SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure increases operational efficiency, freeing enterprise IT to focus on accelerating business innovation. SimpliVity combines eight to 12 disparate IT components and services into a single solution that easily scales on demand. By massively simplifying the IT infrastructure stack, SimpliVity delivers a hyperconverged solution that improves IT agility and time to production, reduces IT costs and streamlines operations, and mitigates risk with enterprise resiliency and built-in data protection.
SimpliVity sought to explore how its customers really benefit by commissioning research with IDC. IDC polled SimpliVity customers regarding IT operations and the results, detailed in a white paper titled “SimpliVity Hyperconvergence Drives Operational Efficiency and Customers are Benefitting” were very persuasive. For example, SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure reduces the time typically required to maintain multiple discrete infrastructure components and data services, allowing SimpliVity customers to dedicate more resources and budget to new, innovative projects. Customers realized the equivalent of:
- An 81% increase in time spent on new projects and innovation.
- A 33% increase in budget spent on new technology projects and purchases.
The author of the paper, Eric Sheppard, Research Director, IDC Corp. commented,
“As OpEx costs continue to rise, companies around the world are investing in technologies that can reduce the overall spend and allow them to refocus funds on driving business outcomes rather than maintaining the status quo. Our recent survey of SimpliVity customers tells us that the company’s hyperconverged solutions are helping to solve these very challenges by reducing complexity and combining many IT functions into one solution.”
While SimpliVity stands apart with the ability to globally manage all resources and workloads from a single interface, two of its features really stood out in customer survey results: SimpliVity’s built-in data protection and accelerated data efficiency. IDC found that customers not only save time using SimpliVity’s backup and replication features, but those who did were able to retire third-party data protection solutions for SimpliVity workloads. The survey found that:
- 90% of SimpliVity customers are using its built-in data protection, of which, 51% retired their incumbent third-party backup and/or replication solutions in favor of SimpliVity to protect hyperconverged workloads.
- About 80% of customers average a 70% improvement in backup/recovery and disaster recovery with SimpliVity.
- 75% of customers realize a 65% improvement in utilization of storage resources.
SimpliVity customers make a compelling case that SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure is effective in doing the right things and producing the desired results. Learn more.