Hyperconvergence Infrastructure (HCI) provides IT teams with technology required for quick response, elasticity, and flexibility through private clouds. The modular framework of HCI is ideal for implementing a phased approach to migrating to a private cloud.
The biggest challenge in using a private cloud is while scaling cloud workloads faster which means immediate changes in a workload, and self-service provisioning by IT consumers usually can be done in minutes, leading to a near-instant response to business needs.
Challenges of private cloud
Private cloud adaptability to various application needs from traditional enterprise applications to cloud native applications is biggest challenge.
Complex data services:
Enterprises have a requirement of private cloud with block and file storage services along with object storage common in public cloud. Therefore, it requires managing and deploying separate hardware for each data service adding to the operational cost.
Due to inflexibility and complexities in data services, creating automation is becoming time consuming and automation failures are likely to increase along with its maintenance and troubleshooting.
Private clouds offer similar self-service capability as hybrid and public clouds, but the infrastructure- storage, servers and networking is housed on-premises rather than in someone else’s data centre. HCI offers easy scaling for private clouds by simply plugging in another node.
The key challenge that IT teams face now-a-days is what infrastructure to choose to facilitate modernisation and private cloud initiatives. There is a lot of demand for a solution that can meet new business initiatives, ensures performance, and high availability. Storage teams must respond to the growing data demands.