Blog7 Impressive Real-World Results from Deploying Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Deploying Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) - ASG -

Integrating data center services into one chassis with a single virtualization solution creates strong integration and compatibility between your compute, networking, and storage. With this integrated hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), you can deliver on-premise IT services with the same level of agility, economics, and efficiency you can achieve with cloud computing.

IDC stated that spending on HCI “was more than $2 billion in 2016 and is set to surpass $7.6 billion by the end of 2021.

HCI organizational benefits are numerous and include:

  • A consistent and common management platform
  • A clear and more efficient path to 100Gbs
  • Improved data center scalability and flexibility
  • Faster resource provisioning
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TC)
  • Better organizational agility
  • Enterprise strength network security (see our blog earlier this week on VxRail)

The Dell EMC VxRail Appliance delivers all of these benefits that an HCI landscape promise as a platform and a recent IDC opinion paper – The Business Value of Modernizing Infrastructure with Hyper-Converged Systems – provides some great insights. They interviewed Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack HCI customers to determine organizational outcomes from deployment and the results speak for themselves; some report highlights:

  1. IDC calculates that study participants will realize revenue and employee productivity gains worth an average of $77,342 per 100 users per year ($1.12 million annually per organization).
  2. IDC puts the value of related time savings and productivity gains at an average of $34,571 per 100 users per year ($501,600 annually per organization).
  3. Study participants are spending less on their Dell EMC HCI solutions than on their legacy or alternative infrastructure environments. IDC calculates that they will save an average of $7,795 per 100 users per year ($113,100 annually per organization).
  4. Study participants need business applications and services to be available to support their customers and employees, and they are experiencing 83% fewer impactful unplanned outages, which has translated to 98% less unplanned downtime since deploying Dell EMC HCI solutions.
  5. Improved performance in terms of latency (42% improved application performance on average) and time to execute processes (39% faster execution of batch processes) benefits users of applications.
  6. The impact of Dell EMC HCI solutions has been most evident in terms of time to get the solution itself up and running (73% less staff time on average among study participants), deploy storage (81% less staff time), and provision new servers (64% faster deployment). In turn, this helps the organizations execute business extensions with one-sixth the staff time compared with their legacy environments (83% less staff time on average).
  7. IDC expects that in return, the organizations will realize discounted benefits with a value of $539,059 per 100 users over five years ($7.82 million per organization). This would result in a five-year ROI of 619% and breakeven on their investment in six months.

VxRail and VxRack Dell EMC appliances help deliver the organizational benefits that people want to see from hyper-converged infrastructure. To see detail from IDC’s report, you can download it free below.

Complete the Form – Download the IDC Opinion Paper:

The Business Value of Modernizing Infrastructure with Hyper-Converged Systems

About the Author

Dave Bratton

Dave Bratton, Vice President of Architectural Services

Throughout his 20-year career in IT operations, Dave Bratton has helped companies transform at key junctures using his extensive knowledge of enterprise infrastructure management and IT economics. As the Director of Service Delivery at ASG, Dave develops strategic, five-year plans that help companies develop operational and technological innovations.