“Give me liberty, or give me death!” Those words, spoken by Patrick Henry in Virginia in 1775, helped to sway delegates to partake in the United States Revolutionary War. They are words still celebrated on every July fourth, American Independence Day.
Now, while you may not be so dramatic or so willing to go quietly into the night, the feeling of being trapped by your IT infrastructure can definitely be frustrating. When it’s eight o’clock pm on a holiday weekend and you’re stuck inside the data center performing maintenance tasks or fixing something that has gone wrong with your legacy infrastructure, you may even be echoing Patrick Henry’s words. Legacy IT can steal your nights and weekends, forcing you to spend time away from your family, friends, and hobbies. Instead, you may be spending your time performing the same old mundane tasks you’ve done a thousand times before and waiting, waiting, waiting.
Luckily, there is a solution that offers liberty from legacy IT infrastructure. And it does so while giving you back your nights and weekends to do the things you actually enjoy doing. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution was designed to be simple. For example, when using SimpliVity’s user interface, which is fully integrated with VMware vCenter, it takes only three clicks to backup, restore, move, or clone a VM. And this is all done from a single console. Gone are the days of waiting on operations to take place. With legacy IT, you can start a backup, go make yourself a cup of coffee, have some watercooler chat about last week’s episode of “Silicon Valley,” hit the vending machine for a snack, and when you get back to your desk the backup might be done. If you’re lucky. Hyperconverged infrastructure is different. Using SimpliVity’s built-in backup capability, it takes less than one minute, on average, to complete a local backup or local restore of a 1TB VM. Quick and painless.
The time savings SimpliVity delivers is perhaps noticed most in the operational efficiency benefits the hyperconverged solution enables. An April 2016 IDC white paper, sponsored by SimpliVity, found that SimpliVity customers were able to spend an equivalent increase of 81% more time innovating as opposed to performing tasks to maintain their existing infrastructure. This means that not only does SimpliVity give you time back to spend time with your family on weekends and holidays, but it also gives you time to work on more meaningful projects.
Legacy IT isn’t going to just give you your nights and weekends back. You have to take them back. It’s time to revolt against your existing traditional IT infrastructure and free your data center in favor of a hyperconverged solution that will not only save you time, but give you time. Now we’ll just have to await the shouts of “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of simplicity!” to echo off of data center walls and convince IT delegates to simplify IT. Free yourself from legacy IT and sign up for a demo.