As we find ourselves (hopefully) pulling out of the worldwide pandemic, there have been some very interesting trends taking place in the global economy and how it has affected digital business enterprise in today’s emerging economy. HCI will continue to be an effective way to grow business and increase market share in the global marketplace. HCI is widely considered to be the easiest way to scale out with little to no impact on an organization's IT infrastructure. Today’s HCI deployments can happen easier and faster than ever before.
Some of the biggest trends PeerSpot users see taking place in HCI include, but are not limited to:
- AI Automation and Machine Learning
- Cloud Integration
- Digital Transformation
- Disaster Recovery
AI Automation and Machine Learning
PeerSpot users anticipate AI automation and machine learning will be one of the top must-have features for any progressive enterprise solution in today’s robust marketplace. The expectation will be that every process, service, or otherwise, will have the capability to make immediate adjustments to how the client is interacting with the solution and even be able to learn to anticipate what decisions will be made based on history and anticipated future changes. AI automation and machine learning can be done without significant human interaction, faster, and at a significantly reduced cost. An HCI infrastructure will be a huge component in ensuring this can be done continually with minimal impact on an organization's IT. Additionally, PeerSpot users tell us that looking forward, AI will be an expected feature as part of a native HCI deployment as well.
Today more and more enterprise organizations are looking into and moving towards a cloud storage infrastructure to optimize their workloads, move away from silos, and take advantage of data storage services that were the norm with native HCI solutions. PeerSpot users know that everything can be accomplished in a cloud infrastructure with absolutely no latency or reduced performance. More and more PeerSpot users are considering the move to public cloud storage solution alternatives as there is a greater opportunity for improved automation capabilities, cost-effectiveness, TCO, and ROI.
HCI minimizes the demands on server and storage resources, this makes migrating current workflows towards HCI environments very attractive. HCI makes enterprise IT more agile, flexible, and scalable. The future is moving away from traditional deployments that can be very time-consuming and not very cost-effective. PeerSpot users consistently tell us, that HCI and SDS are where IT is going today and in the future, workflows can migrate more quickly and easier than ever before. HCI provides better value, improved cost savings, and minimal IT expertise.
Anytime an organization experiences downtime, it experiences financial loss. The longer the downtime, the greater the loss. Data consumption is greater today than it has ever been and this can be overwhelming to traditional ecosystems and disaster recovery solutions. PeerSpot users are looking for a value-added HCI that will be able to take over where native DR solutions may be lacking and can better adapt to today's robust cloud-heavy needs. HCI platforms will have disaster recovery protocols built in and will minimize the need for additional IT staff. PeerSpot users are looking for DR solutions that will be fully automated to ensure any disruptions are avoided.