There's a trend towards data center modernization driven by advances in new technologies like cloud, big data, mobile, and IoT. Today's traditional infrastructures are too rigid to keep pace with these demands - and too complex to be managed effectively for either cost or efficiency. A move towards a hyperconverged infrastructure provides infrastructure scalability that can be added on a modular basis over time to help extend data center capacity. What's more, it can help transition the data center away from silos and towards a software-defined architecture that enables it to adopt new technologies faster, thus future proofing any investment made in the technology today.
While the scalability of hyperconverged is not as extensive today as it is for a converged infrastructure, advances in storage technology are expected to change that in the short term. Within the next 24 to 36 months, it's believed that hyperconverged infrastructure will have the potential to exceed converged infrastructure in its ability to scale resources. Either way, there are gains to be made with either a converged or hyperconverged technology approach. The best choice for any business is the one that satisfies infrastructure needs today, yet positions the company for competitive advantage tomorrow as well.