Story image

SimpliVity report shows hyperconvergence growing faster than ever

19 May 2016

The 2016 State of Hyperconverged Infrastructure Market report, conducted by ActualTech Media and commissioned by SimpliVity, shows that hyperconvergence is the new trend in enterprise infrastructure management.

Hyperconverged infrastructure uses multiple data centre services to virtually conduct an 'appliance form' factor. This, according to the company, results in a less complicated system that reduces costs while increasing virtual workload speeds and improving operational efficiency.

The survey comprised IT professionals in more than 1000 medium and large enterprises, including 124 from Australia and New Zealand.

A reported 60% of Australian and New Zealand companies surveyed plan to use hyperconvergence to boost their infrastructures in the next year, the survey says. Out of these, 44% will invest in it within the next 12 months.

The survey also found that Australia and New Zealand-based companies have five distinct priorities for hyperconvergent investment, which align with global priorities:

  • Operational efficiency improvement
  • Continuous data growth management
  • Data centre consolidation
  • Disaster recovery improvement
  • Process automation and orchestration 

Scott Morris, vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan sales at SimpliVity, says “Australia and New Zealand’s interest in hyperconverged infrastructure has never been greater than it is right now. And SimpliVity is continuing to see increasing numbers of partners and customers who want to be part of this technological revolution.

ActualTech Media’s report shows that the top IT priorities for companies are very closely aligned with the benefits that our customers have told us that they have seen since deploying our hyperconverged solution. Hyperconverged infrastructure is taking on, and displacing, legacy IT solutions.”

ForgeRock launches Sandbox-as-a-Service to facilitate compliance
The cloud-based testing environment for APIs enables banks to accelerate compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines.
Huawei picks up accolades for software-defined camera ecosystem
"The company's software defined capabilities enable it to future-proof its camera ecosystem and greatly lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), as its single camera system is applicable to a variety of application use cases."
Gartner: Good talent put off by old tech
Technology now ranks in the top ten reasons Australian employees will leave their current role, according to Gartner’s 4Q18 Global Talent Monitor.
App downtime costs businesses over $700k per event
One hour of business-critical application downtime can cost larger companies $144,062.52 per hour, with an average repair time of over five hours.
Ingram Micro gives Cloud Marketplace an overhaul
Including a new UI, improved sales and marketing tools, and an API for integrating a partner’s own storefront, CRM and billing.
Aussies too lax about IoT security - McAfee
Aussie consumers are at a loss when it comes to securing the increasing number of connected devices in their homes and are often opting to take no action at all.
AU’s smartphone market suffers record decline
The smartphone market in Australia is going through some tough slog at the moment, but there is some good news on the horizon.
Barracuda expands MSP security offerings with RMM acquisition
Managed Workplace delivers an RMM platform with security tools and services, such as site security assessments, Office 365 account management, and integrated third-party antivirus.