For enterprises, adopting new technology isn’t just about unlocking new possibilities, but making the business as a whole as efficient as possible. The more efficient your processes become, the more productive the company as a whole is.
IT decision-makers are under tremendous pressure to bring products to market and to prepare for the needs of the future by adopting the right technological solutions. Picking the right tech to invest in and maximizing productivity is critical to staying competitive long term.
Many companies are attempting to increase productivity by reducing reliance on hardware and moving to hyper-converged infrastructure. Analysts estimate that the hyper-converged infrastructure market will reach $33.16 billion by 2026 – but what makes hyper-converged such a compelling choice for enterprises? The answer is efficiency.
Measuring Efficiency with Little’s Law
One way we can measure the efficiency of hyper-converged infrastructure is through Little’s Law. Little’s Law is an equation that states that the number of items in a queuing system equals the average arrival rate of items multiplied by the average amount of time spent in the queue.
Little’s Law not only measures the efficiency of grocery store queues but IT as well. According to Christopher Grammer, Director, Solution Architects at Computex, “what Little’s Law is, is everything to do with how to be more efficient in whatever you’re trying to do.”
For example, “when you queue up for grocery stores and somebody is trying to check out, there are only two ways to make that go faster. You either have to have more grocery lines or the grocery lines have to run faster.”
Hyper-converged infrastructure can make the “grocery lines” run faster by reducing the amount of resources needed to power and cool physical machines while reducing hardware latency. In other words, going hyper-converged makes a data center more efficient.
Hyperconverged: An Intermediary Step to the Cloud
Moving to the cloud is a tall task for many companies who have traditionally run all of their infrastructure on-premises. With the high costs and disruption that comes with a cloud migration, many enterprises decide to take the intermediary step of adopting hyper-converged infrastructure.
Hyper-converged infrastructure gives companies a tool to rebuild current business applications to future-proof their environments while increasing process efficiency. Among all the service providers available on the market, Nutanix has emerged as a viable alternative to more established names like AWS and Azure.
Nutanix “is a very compelling argument and a very compelling solution as an alternative to the cloud that buys time,” Grammer begins. “In buying time, what happens is Nutanix as a company is going to continually evolve to offer more services around cloud like functions that are going to help the company as Nutanix grows.” Grammar concludes.
An Affordable Way to Run Applications in the Cloud
Nutanix offers enterprises a cost-effective solution for running applications in the cloud without the need to meet the large upfront costs of a cloud migration. With a cost per virtual machine lower than most other providers Nutanix is an ideal investment for CTOs and decision-makers who want to modernize their infrastructure at an affordable rate.