Published On November 23, 2016 | By Cornell Schlenker | Recovery & Backups

Hyper-convergence is only a couple of years old but its popularity is growing quickly. IT departments across the globe are cutting costs and reducing man hours with the use of hyper-convergence systems. The ease of use and expandability of these systems is creating a growth in their popularity amongst individuals as well. Hyper-convergence is the perfect example of ever changing technology today.

What is Hyper-Convergence?

Hyper-convergence is an infrastructure system with a software centric architecture. It integrates, computes, storage, networking and virtualization resources with other technologies in a hardware box with one vendor. It creates an all in one place for data while cutting down on the physical space needed to store, transfer and share files.Image result for Hyper-convergence

What Makes a Hyper-Convergence System Great?

Hyper-convergence systems allow technologies to be managed and shared through a common toolset. The technologies can still be separated and used independently. Leaving less need for a vendor for computing, storage, or integration and more. It can now all be done in one place by one vendor.

Why is Hyper-Convergence Important?

Hyper-convergence is important for many reasons such as cost, recovery and efficiency. Hyper-convergency reduces the cost of operation and hardware for IT departments and organizations. It also gives organizations the ability to easily restore data, raising the level or data protection when accidents happen. The efficiency of hyper-convergence is greater because it reduces the amount of storage space data files take up.

Hyper-convergency is used by many and they don’t even know it. Every time a photo, file or worksheet or other data is backed up to the “cloud” or other virtual drive they use for storage they are using a hyper-convergent system. This has made sharing, storing and transferring data much easier. So, when you have 1000 pictures on your phone that you have saved to “cloud” you have saved them to a hyper-convergent system and can restore them on anther device at a later time.

Hyper-converged systems have made life simple for many, and cut the worry of losing data and other important things daily. IT departments are saved because when a crash happens files are easier to restore, or when a new system is installed they can transfer files with the push of a button. It saves time, cut costs and makes our data more easily accessible to use when needed. Hyper-convergent systems are a growing part of technology and the future and will be used more and more over time.

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