Converged Infrastructure Solutions
Achieve a more agile, streamlined and effective server infrastructure
A business is more than the sum of its parts. Rather than being a collection of separate components, your business needs the managed solutions required to bring your data infrastructure together and to create a seamless, harmonized architecture which suits your needs.
This is what the managed solutions from iPower Technologies secure for your business. Our server converged architecture solutions enable your business to evolve, delivering flexibility and agility through hybrid IT and a modernized data center.
We work with you to gain the knowledge we need to provide custom built systems for your business, creating the infrastructure that is best suited to success in your market and your field.
The server converged architecture services offered by iPower are part of our managed solution packages aimed at helping you get the very best from your business.
These solutions include close support and an evolving, developing approach to implementation. It is via this commitment to communication and transparency at every stage that we are able to secure both long and short term results for our clients.
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The main benefit of converged infrastructure solutions is scalability. As your workload ebbs and flows across the business year, you need server architecture which is capable of meeting this evolving demand. With iPower Technologies, you can benefit from infrastructure which suits the idiosyncrasies of your organization.
With tailored solutions – ranging from modular systems designed for long term scalability, to pre-configured architecture that can be rolled out quickly – your reward is improved efficiency for your organization and reduced operating costs for server architecture.
There is no need for your internal IT to have specific expertise in products from multiple vendors. Operating the wrong kind of server architecture can be an enormous drain on your available resources. With systems developed in support of your needs, you will find yourself and your team able to manage your resources in a far more effective manner.
Converged infrastructure simplifies hardware components and software compatibility issues.
With scalable, agile integrated systems, born from a hybrid approach to server architecture, iPower’s solutions leave you perfectly positioned to meet these market challenges as they evolve.
Converged Infrastructure Vs. Hyperconverged Infrastructure
In addition to the converged infrastructure solution, there is also something called hyper-converged infrastructure, which involves more abstraction and offers greater flexibility. This type also collapses compute and storage resources, bringing them into virtualized x85 servers with unified management. Since its components are software-defined, it is easier and faster to scale it than converged infrastructure.
Converged infrastructure is hardware-based and specializes in packaging everything (hardware components and software) from a single vendor. On the other hand, hyper-converged infrastructure solutions lets organizations scale more easily by adding or replacing drives in existing servers. So, within the hyper-converged infrastructure, you can scale even if you only need additional storage; the new node will also feature compute so that you will scale. Nodes can be added one at a time in the hyper-converged infrastructure model.
- Deployment of new tier-one applications or virtualization software
- Managing remote or branch office (ROBO) infrastructure
- Centralized management of virtual environments such as remote disaster recovery sites
- Putting data center consolidation to work, within or across data centers
- Implementing virtual desktop infrastructure solutions (VDI)
- Doing data migrations within or across sites
- Designed with components and connections for high availability
- Testing and developing new IT infrastructure solutions
- More cost effective hardware
- Easy of deployment
- Full integration needed (appreciated by many organizations)
- Avoid combining individual components or modular appliances and want flexibility (not everyone is a fan of the building block approach)
- Less staff members or are managing remote staff
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which is right - converged or hyper-converged infrastructure?
In the converged model, there is a hardware-tied approach to various components. The hyper-converged is software-defined. There is no right fit as each item has a different replacement cycle. Both models offer lower costs and plenty of other benefits. iPower can provide a recommendation to best fit your business needs.
Can you add storage resources?
Yes – it makes sense to add storage resources together for simple scaling. This is especially true with the hyper-converged infrastructure model, which is popular and used by many businesses as it combines the storage and server resources in a 100% software-defined solution.
How to know which approach to choose?
We know that the above-mentioned might make it difficult to you to choose an approach based on your intended purpose. A converged model would be better for you if you want to easily scale your operations quickly and spend less per growth unit. You’ll have everything sorted, from complex deployments to additional networking resources. Plus, you won’t have to buy separate components – everything will be provided as part of your equipment and converging storage.
However, a hyper-converged infrastructure might suit you better if you want to move away from traditional infrastructure and are keener on modern solutions such as virtual environments. You will also move away from commodity components and escape from the modular deployment of network and storage components. Hyperconverged infrastructure is typically deployed on commodity components, simplifying the scale-out architecture with commodity servers.
Plus, iPower gives you additional benefits in terms of scalability and management, especially if you plan to grow and extend your IT infrastructure.