Edge computingis one of the most recent technologies that are really making grounds in thedata storage world and along with it, the hype of hyperconverged infrastructure does not seem to decrease any timesoon. This article will talk about how the two technologies can work togetherto provide even better experience to the users.
Let us see whatdoes hyper converged systemsand edge computing together has to offer?
The mostchallenging task for today’s data storage vendors and businesses is to makesure that there is no downtime at all. businesses do not afford any disruptionin their business as it can cost a lot to the businesses, as we have seen inexamples like that of the British Airways. So, the questionis what can be done to assure that there will be no downtime whatsoever. One ofthe best answers to this question is why not join hyperconverged infrastructureand edge computing together. It is a tailor made combination to best suit inscenarios where avoiding down time is the main key.
How Edge Computing Can Avoid Single Pointof Failure
If we look atthe edge computing, it is about bridging the gap between the resources ofcomputing and the points where these are required. Edge computing workedefficiently to avoid a single point of failure which is the main cause of downtime. We have to consider an example of a retail business which has branchoffices, and data is centralized at one head office.
In this case ifthere is anything wrong happened to the head office, every branch office willsuffer as the data will become inaccessible. To solve this problem, edgecomputing installed at the branch offices can be really handy.
With edgecomputing, the running of all the applications and programs can be made easyand smooth to provide the users with a great experience. A completelyvirtualized environment makes it possible to feel no difference between an on -premise data sharing experience and an offsite one.
Role of Hyperconvergence In Avoiding DownTime
Most of the hyperconverged infrastructure goes along withedge computing as a low cost and affordable combination to provide extrasecurity and avoidance from single point of failure and down time. Although notin every case it proves cost effective but mostly it is a good fit.
The easydeployment of the infrastructure is a very crucial advantage that makes edgecomputing and hyperconvergedinfrastructure to go along with each other really well. The reason whynot all HCI work as cost effective solution for edge computing is their designwhich is not much different from the legacy virtualized infrastructures byusing SAN.
To resolve this issueif a hyperconverged infrastructure is used with hypervisors embedded in. Thisway HCI and edge computing always prove to be a cost effective and efficientsolution for avoiding the downtime and making sure there is no downtime.
Hyperconverged infrastructure and edgecomputing can really go along well and complement each other in an efficientand cost an effective manner if hypervisors are used with HCI. It saves theenterprises and businesses from the down time and single point of failure canalso be avoided effectively.