By Konstantin Borman, CEO Data Centre Services, Chayora
The demand for high-quality data hosting both in public and private cloud environments is surging across all industry sectors. A growing number of multinational enterprises require solutions for flexible deployments able to quickly scale to their evolving storage and computational needs. By providing a hosting solution that offers a high level of integration between software and hardware, cutting-edge cloud and colocation providers can create an environment that will grow with customers’ businesses to ensure their IT needs are always met.
Hyperconvergence lies at the heart of effective integrated IT environments. Generally speaking, the term hyperconvergence in this context refers to the use of software-defined IT infrastructure that converges all hardware systems. In essence, this software is the brains of IT operations, managing hardware in a manner that allows the user to store and process data in a way is flexible and easy to access.
Without the use of hyperconvergence in the IT space, it’s nearly impossible to build out large-scale cloud platforms and infrastructure or hybrid solutions. This IT framework combines computing, storage and networking resources into a single system that is managed by cutting-edge software. As a result, users can obtain a number of key benefits. Below I have listed what I believe to be the three most common advantages:
- Flexibility: With this strategy, users gain access to multiple flexible resources that can be provisioned in real time without the need to wait for deployment which can take days, weeks or months to complete.
- Efficiency: Traditionally, on average, IT resource utilisation in a hosting environment rarely exceeds 10 percent. With the use of hyperconverged cloud strategies, this number jumps to roughly 70 percent as resource utilisation becomes increasingly efficient.
- Cost reduction: Software-defined cloud environments are being used as development platforms, allowing users to more effectively utilise the resources they currently need and scale up or down as necessary. This is beneficial to the rapid pace of development for many enterprises.
Data is growing exponentially and organisations require more hardware to store and analyze this information, justifying the use of cloud platforms. This phenomenon has become particularly prevalent throughout Asia. In China, the demand for hyperscale cloud-based services is quickly growing with no signs of stopping, partially due to the fact that high-speed internet has become more readily available throughout the region. While Asia hasn’t yet caught up with Western Europe and the U.S., a major growth opportunity has presented itself in the Chinese IT market.
To help meet this growing need, Chayora is developing a series of hyperscale, fully-licensed data centre campuses in key locations throughout China. On each campus, Chayora offers a range of cutting-edge solutions, including powered land, built-to-suit IT environments, assured scalability and wholesale colocation. By implementing hyperconverged IT strategies, Chayora provides hyperscale organisations with effective hosting services that are specifically designed to quickly scale to their growing needs with the use of software-defined technology.