Ugly sweater season is officially upon us. That means it’s time to pull out that cat sweater your grandmother knitted in ’96, before the Stranger Things kids were born, and way before ugly sweaters were “fashionable.”
Ugly sweaters are all about who can show the most creativity, bravery, and ultimately, who can commit the biggest fashion faux-pas. But, as great as ugly sweaters are (and they are great), it’s not exactly a look you want to wear every day. It’s mostly attire that’s reserved for the holiday season and otherwise it sits in a closet gathering dust. Some people have stacks and stacks of ugly sweaters – a collection built over years of holiday parties. And some people still have stacks and stacks of legacy IT gear chugging away in their data centers. While SimpliVity can’t help clean out your closet, we can help refresh your IT environment.
Often, it seems IT teams are unwilling to try something new. There is the age old adage of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and many businesses and IT departments live and die by this rule. Trying something new can be scary, that is a given; however, the benefits of refreshing and trying something different inside the data center can far outweigh even the greatest fears.
Take, for example, the efficiency benefits and cost advantages of hyperconverged infrastructure. According to a recent IDC study, customers who switched to SimpliVity were able to increase their time spent on new projects, as opposed to time spent maintaining existing infrastructure, by an equivalent increase of 81%. In the same study, IDC found that customers were able to increase IT budget spent on new technology projects/purchases, as opposed to IT budget spent on maintaining existing infrastructure, from 43% to 56%, equivalent to a total increase of 33%.
While the tangible benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure can be astounding, it’s not all about the numbers. SimpliVity is trying to do more than transform your data center, we’re trying to give you your weekends back. With SimpliVity, operations are quick, easy, and can be managed by a small team of IT generalists. This means that your nights, weekends, and holidays aren’t spent toiling away in a dim data center, but are spent doing the things you love… like catching up on Stranger Things in your favorite ugly sweater.
SimpliVity customers can attest to both the tangible benefits and the lifestyle benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure. Check out a couple SimpliVity customers who showed off some holiday spirit and SimpliVity gear inside their data centers. Thanks to Chad of Neil Medical Group and Jason and his team from Penobscot Community Health Care for the pictures!