Evaluating your ROI or truly understanding your cost of ownership of hardware in your data centers has always been difficult. Even though the convergence of technologies reduces the need for siloed IT teams, it is still laden with inefficiencies around buying infrastructure, gaining approvals and predicting business needs. This weakens the hyperconvergence adoption for the future as businesses are expecting IT to be more agile and have capacity on demand. A good solution to this, is you have to have a hybrid approach where cloud is accessible to ensure business demands are being met.
Sizing your hyperconverged environment is all about knowing your organization's needs for storage. Which is another very hard thing to predict in today’s world. Because hyperconvergence is so easy to set up, it may lead you to deploy it in scenarios where it may not fit. For example, because compute and storage resources are sharing the same appliance, it can limit storage capacity. If you don’t understand the storage requirements of your applications, performance can suffer.
Below are the top 3 mistakes we see when setting up a hyperconverged infrastructure:
In conclusion, invest time to understand how to best manage a hyperconverged environment before investing.