How to enable remote work without interruptions
Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown period had strong impacts in the world of work. Companies have been forced to abandon classic, face-to-face working modes in favour of remote working. Over the past two years, employees have developed new habits that, in most cases, have led them to prefer working remotely. Remote working has led to a general increase in productivity, as people are able to manage their time better.
Many companies have decided to maintain this mode of operation, but have found themselves having to manage a very different company network. Organisations need to allow employees to work securely and efficiently even from a distance, so they need to review their infrastructure to support the new workloads.
Hyperconvergence has proven to be the preferred solution for many organisations that have chosen to rely on this type of infrastructure to optimise remote working. Thanks to the virtualisation of resources, the main feature of hyperconvergent systems, companies have all the resources they need at their disposal in a short time and with reduced costs, without giving up a stable and resilient infrastructure.
Hyperconvergence to support remote working
Remote working brings multiple benefits but also several challenges, such as security risks and IT facilities management. Hyperconvergence can manage these difficulties without affecting business costs, creating a secure infrastructure capable of supporting the execution of distributed applications.
The hyperconvergent architecture combines computing, storage and networking resources in a single virtual pool made available to all applications in the infrastructure. The system is organised in modules and is easily scalable: at any time, a node of resources can be added to increase the capacity of the infrastructure. When no longer needed, the additional resources can be deallocated and made available again to other applications.
Hyperconvergence supports the development of robust systems that can support high workloads and ensure that no disruptions occur. One of the biggest challenges for remote working is to have a seamless workflow so that employees can work efficiently. The hyperconverged infrastructure, thanks to the virtualisation of resources, meets precisely this need for continuity: if one or more nodes fail, applications and virtual machines are executed on other nodes without interrupting activities.
A hyper-convergent system enables virtual desktops already complete with all the resources employees need to work. In the case of new hires, ready-to-use virtual machines can be set up within minutes, speeding up the onboarding process.
Hyperconvergence simplifies the enterprise architecture and reduces its operating and maintenance costs. Thanks to the centralised interface, remote desktops connected to the network can be easily managed and any problems acted upon quickly. With hyper-converged infrastructure, companies no longer have to worry about the challenges of remote working: thanks to a centralised system and shared resources, interruptions are reduced and employees can work more efficiently and securely.