Reducing Infrastructure Complexity through Converged Systems
Remote offices, branch offices and small businesses have dramatically stepped up their adoption of new technology to help them run everything from typical business applications to cutting-edge solutions that differentiate their organisations. But that rapid run-up in new technology deployments has often come with a cost: increased infrastructure complexity that has become harder and more expensive to manage.
This increasing infrastructure complexity takes many forms, including:
• A sprawling array of servers—some of which are connected to each other, but many of which are operating independent of each other.
• Rapid expansion in storage infrastructure, often installed through a combination of internal and external solutions, including purpose-built appliances, network-attached storage and storage-area networks.
• A maze of cabling and infrastructure racks, putting pressure on IT departments to come up with better management schemes and new ways to deal with physical space constraints as systems sprawl.
• Spiraling power and cooling requirements to deal with expanding infrastructure points.
• Multiple, overlapping systems management tools, often dedicated to different infrastructure solutions.
• Challenges in servicing and scaling more and more servers, storage and networking equipment.
Download this report to learn more about the increasing complexities facing today’s infrastructure system