Hyperscaling in the FutureJuly 15, 2016
In recent times, there’s an increasing amount of hype surrounding the notion of next generation hyperscale, or the hyper-converged. Value-adding terms such as agility, capital expense reductions, single-pane orchestration, easy scale, are being tossed around along with numbers, like ‘25%+’ enhancement in network applications, ‘4x’ improvement in compute resource utilization, and up to ‘10x’ data center optimization.
However, at this point, future hyperscale is not just a fad. It’s a reality, ready to announce the beginning of a new era in hyperscale-class systems.
The Economics of Present & Future Hyperscaling and the Need to Move Beyond
Today, being competitive in IT, web applications, private and hybrid cloud domains, is a quintessential factor for any enterprise datacenter to be in business. But, when it is estimated that most of the owned infrastructural expenses is to two to four times the operational cost of a hypescale built datacenter, the economics cannot be completely ruled out.
It’s a headache to miss out on new technology transitions that cause real profit impact, especially when the competition functions on a more efficient platform and at much scaled-down costs. With future hyperscale, we are looking at extra cost savings of excess compute, storage equipment management and facility power infrastructure, all the while keeping pace with the latest in technological advances.
Future Hyperscaling - Dawning of a New Era
The futuristic state-of-the-art model of next generation hyperscale-class systems, integrate stripped-down cost methodologies for transformational technologies, easy upgrades, new technology additions, enhanced performance, cost effectiveness, and a lot more.
At a systems level, modular design features of the new hyperscale systems coupled with standard-software interfaces like DMTF Redfish APIs, clearly create a straightforward mechanism of updating crucial elements of the systems.
Furthermore, addition of vital functionalists like ‘composable / pooled’ compute, storage, on-demand network resources per for service need, and the return on investment equation, make future hyperscaling look pretty impressive.
Next generation hyperscaling is about adopting and incorporating the proven and tested economics of large deployments in smaller arrangements, allowing for facilitation of utilized compute, storage, and the latest in network resources.
It’s Time for a Paradigm Shift and the Time is Now
The obvious underlying fact for most enterprises is how to get started with next generation hyperscaling. As of now, the timing is perfect, as the price-point is yet to inflate. Moreover, it’s also the best time to capture the latest trends, as both recognized and fresh entrants are excessively driving in dynamic solutions with futuristic perspectives.
There are leading cloud service providers in the market, offering packaged solutions based on business needs, service horizon, and defined economic metrics like total cost of ownership, return on investment, and opportunity cost. Enterprises still on 'think-mode', must act fast and take the right step forward to experience the future of hyperscaling.