As a new mother, I’ve already seen a lot of sleepless nights, so I’m starting to feel a little less like a zombie. Of course, lack of sleep was something I completely expected, but there are many other things, good things, about having a baby that no one told me. So here it comes, the unexpected parallels between having your first baby and having your first hyperconverged baby.
Everyone tells you to take help when it’s offered and ask for it when you need it. The support system of family and friends has been great. Similarly, the beauty of true hyperconvergence is that the support you need comes from one single vendor who will treat your hyperconvergence baby like their own. I had no idea how many people would be begging to watch my baby. With the legacy stack it’s actually quite the opposite experience, customers can’t get the support they need when they need it because there are simply too many moving parts and too much finger-pointing. Vendors will magically loophole you in and out of the support you’ve been paying hand over fist for. But, you can rest easy knowing that your “motherly-instinct” is built-in with SimpliVity’s world-class support offerings and latest features, like the OmniView actionable intelligence, predictive analytics and data visualization and OmniWatch, which proactively monitors over 100 system health indicators with automated alerts.
Time – lost and found
They say babies change your life, but really that’s quite an understatement. No one told me that I’d be taking 45 second speed-showers where after I don’t have enough time to get dressed and run a comb through my hair before my cat-napper wakes up. Oh also, not all babies nap. Where was that warning label? With SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure, you’ll experience the opposite. You’ll find time for things you only thought you’d get to in another lifetime. Your organization will benefit from improved agility with reduced application delivery time. IDC found that with SimpliVity OmniStack customers customers increased time spent on innovation and new projects from 16% to 29%, equivalent to an 81% increase. Or better yet, you’ll have time to spend with your own kids!
Gets better with time
Yes, having a newborn baby does get better with time – they get bigger, easier to take care of, more fun, and even cuter! With SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure, you’ll also love your hyperconverged baby immediately, but fall more in love with it over time. SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform that deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes all data at inception once and forever only gets better and more efficient as time passes. You’ll see a difference in your storage consumption shortly after deploying your first OmniStacks, but after you’ve been deployed for a few months you’ll notice dramatic efficiency savings.
Hyperconvergence baby fever
Once you have your hyperconvergence baby, your friends, colleagues, and peers will surely catch the fever. They see the joy, excitement, and investment – then they’ll want one too. For hyperconverged infrastructure, there are also several business benefits that your organization will experience and others will strive to achieve. For example, a study conducted by Forrester found that by hyperconverging with SimpliVity OmniStack, IT teams achieve dramatic operational efficiency gains that result in 3.7x TCO savings.
Just as I can’t walk down the isle in the grocery store without being stopped to talk about all things baby, your peers will be looking to you for your hyperconvergence expertise as they begin their own journeys.