Can you use a hyper-converged infrastructure when you're not a major account?



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  By Pascal Rabier, Cloud & Network Convergence Presales Architect at HPE


Hyperconvergence is a modular solution that perfectly meets the need for flexibility of large groups by allowing them to add numerous blocks. However, a hyperconverged infrastructure is not the prerogative of large companies, since small structures can start using it as soon as two nodes with a reduced IT team.


The possibilities of a hyper-converged infrastructure are perfectly suited to the needs of large groups with many applications. It allows for easy growth by adding blocks because there are very large amounts of infrastructure. But the advantage of hyperconvergence lies in this modularity and allows to start with just two nodes to have a complete solution, that is to say physically two servers. This reduced size can be perfectly suited to the needs of a small business.


Because hyperconverged solutions are very simple to administer, it is less complex to manage the infrastructure when the company has a small team. Usually, two or even three people manage all the IT and do not have the capacity of experts in each domain, each component, but will be able to have a simplified and unified administration interface.


This ability of hyperconvergence to simply deliver highly available, protected IT solutions with integrated backup is all the more interesting in the context of an SME, where sometimes the ability to achieve turnover relies on a small number of people, but where access to the information system is going to be really critical is important for the survival and future of the company.

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