The role of the data center is changing. From traditional or ‘siloed’ data centers which relied heavily on hardware and physical servers to the modern Software-Defined Data Center, it has evolved from keeping the lights on to become the driving force behind the business.

For many years, data centers were the nervous system of an organization, commanding a large footprint and consuming incredible amounts of energy and cooling resources. They consisted of servers connected to SAN-attached storage, requiring a team of IT personnel and significant CAPEX.

While the data center is still the nervous system of the organization, Hyperconverged infrastructure is its new face.

Simply put, hypercconverged infrastructure combines the compute, storage, network, and virtualization layers into a unit that can be scaled up and out to build massive pools of resources that can be leveraged for an organization’s application needs. The environment is designed to be free of custom hardware and for software and hardware to be decoupled providing

Today, companies demand a data center that improves operational efficiency. It needs to foster automation, business agility, and responsiveness while being flexible enough to support changing business needs.

Today, companies demand a data center that improves operational efficiency. It needs to foster automation, business agility, and responsiveness while being flexible enough to support changing business needs. Here are five ways how Hyperconverged infrastructure checks all the boxes.

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HAN CHON - DIRECTOR, DATA CENTER GROUP, LENOVO ASIA PACIFIC
Han Chon
Director, Data Center Group, Lenovo Asia Pacific

Based in Singapore, Han leads Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) and Cloud initiatives for Lenovo in the Asia Pacific region. He has over 20 years of experience within the IT industry.