The reasons for going hyper-converged vary. Often, however, organizations deploy HCI technology to effectively address one or more of the five issues outlined in this article
"There are a number of different use cases for hyper-converged infrastructure systems, but it is sometimes difficult to separate the marketing hype from real-world best practices. While there may not be one single indicator that definitively affirms your need for hyper-convergence, there are several symptoms that point to why hyper-converged infrastructure may be just what the doctor ordered for your organization..."
For effective server maintenance, admins must perform proactive hardware and software checks. Any list must include dusting, log review and software patch tests
"Even with the performance and redundant features of servers, increased workload consolidation and reliability expectations can take a toll on server hardware.
A server maintenance checklist should cover physical elements as well as the system's software layer configuration. It must also account for the fact that thorough upkeep takes time, person hours and testing. Using a checklist helps admins define their goals and keep IT teams on track..."
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