I need more complexity in my life, said no one ever.
In the article Technology and the Transformation of White-collar Work, published in a 1987 edition of the Psychology Press, author Robert E. Kraut notes that “…if new computer-based applications are more flexible, then the working conditions of those who use them will be more flexible; if systems are more rigid then jobs will be more rigid.” For those who don’t remember, 1987 was the year IBM introduced the PS/2 personal computer with improved graphics, a 3.5-inch diskette drive, proprietary bus to help prevent clones, and a bidirectional 8-bit port – and yet as primitive as this might sound to us today, Kraut’s wise words still ring true. Since the advent of the personal computer, IT has been in the business of simplification, consolidation and cost reduction, a truism that will never change.
These ultimate IT goals are never more present than with the move from more traditional architecture to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). HCI’s software defined infrastructure decouples hardware and software, integrates resources, redefines manageability and performance, to lower IT complexity, reduce TCO, enhance efficiency, unify the infrastructure and enable smooth transit of data to the cloud.
Why move to Hyperconverged Infrastructure?
Just ask Royal Progress International Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. After using their servers for 5 years, Royal Progress found their documents taking hours to process and no back-up servers hindering their daily operation and thus reducing their ability to supply fast, satisfying service to their patients. Sangfor Technologies deployed their HCI solution bundled with ASUS servers, using 2 servers to run all existing and new applications with high availability. Sangfor’s SSD caching technology accelerated database performance and improved the efficiency of monthly accounting reports, lowering the amount of time needed for report generation to only 30 minutes. New application deployment now takes only 30 minutes and with Sangfor HCI automatic backup, Royal Progress eliminated the additional cost of third-party backup, and set RPO to be weekly, daily or hourly.
Simplification is the ultimate goal – true in 1987 and true in 2020. Sangfor HCI consolidates data centres, enables cloud transformation, boosts the power of enterprise applications and gives your enterprise much needed data protection and DR. No more astronomical investments, slow deployment, complex O&M requiring experts and lack of scalability.
Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Network Security and Cloud Computing. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s network security options, and let Sangfor make your IT simpler, more secure and more valuable.