Gorilla Guides are a popular series of free enterprise technology books, written to help readers avoid common IT strategy pitfalls and translate knowledge into actionable outcomes. Produced by ActualTech Media in cooperation with Scale Computing, the brand new “Gorilla Guide to Delivering Turnkey IT Systems” offers the perfect blend of easy reading and technical detail to ensure deep learning in a short amount of time.
A top priority for many IT departments is eliminating operational complexity. That’s not just true for large enterprises, either. Even small-to-midsize businesses can have a lot of IT infrastructure in their data center. This includes everything from hardware and software to databases and applications to switches and routers, and more. In other words, it’s a whole lot of “stuff”, and the more of it there is, the more complicated and time-consuming it becomes to manage it, to secure it, and to deploy new technologies.
In traditional or legacy computing environments, that leads to those things (management, security, deployment, etc.) all being handled separately -- or as we say in IT, they become “siloed.” Silos are notoriously inefficient, slow things down, and make your admins less productive. This is exactly what gave rise to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)
HCI takes a giant leap forward in making things easier by eliminating those silos and reducing the administrative burden of providing and managing IT infrastructure. The Gorilla Guide clarifies core HCI concepts and explains how it can break down the silos that come with traditional or legacy computing and streamline every aspect of your IT operations to save time and money while decreasing TCO. Basically, everything becomes “turnkey.”
In setting out the dramatic advantages offered by HCI, from scalability and simplicity to manageability and cost, it’s hard if not impossible for legacy-style IT infrastructure to compete. But not all HCI vendors are the same, and this guide offers an ideal starting point for those looking to introduce HCI and eliminate complexity.
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