Traditional Infrastructure vs Hyperconvergence


As experts of Hyperconvergence and partners with numerous Hyperconvergence vendors Symitry Ltd can offer our own brand of service and expertise for any business who wishes to upgrade their Traditional IT Infrastructure to a Hyperconverged system. However, if your configuration is not suitable to Hyperconvergence then Symitry Ltd can advise on upgrading your IT Infrastructure.

How does Traditional Infrastructure fair against Hyperconvergence?

The first thing on anyone’s mind when analysing the advantages of an upgrade are the costs. Presumably if you are the owner of a Traditional Infrastructure you are no stranger to the maintenance costs of the usual set up.

Take a moment out of your day to calculate the current maintenance costs of your IT Infrastructure. There in plain sight will be costly additions and continual upgrades alongside daily maintenance checks, and that’s not even including the preliminary cost and time of setting up the storage, fibre channel switch, server and the network switch.

These machines would have been purchased from separate suppliers and need to be installed and configured separately taking up precious man hours of your infrastructure administrators. Hyperconvergence collapses compute, storage and management onto one singular server. One machine takes the place of at minimum four machines. The savings speak for themselves.

How long does the Hyperconverged Infrastructure take to set up? Minutes. Whereas storage alone in Traditional IT Infrastructure would take hours to install and configure.

Less servers equals less maintenance and less maintenance frees up the time of your employees to focus their efforts towards expanding the growth of your business rather than dealing with tedious repetitive tasks. As there is less maintenance, there is also a decrease in the downtime needed in between upgrading software and hardware, troubleshooting and unexpected errors. Less downtime equals more revenue.

Hyperconvergence allows this freedom because of its redundancy. If one server within your infrastructure unexpectedly fails, the Virtual Machines can be moved to another server and nothing is lost. Whereas with the old model, if the server goes down, everything is out of action and recovering applications and data can be a lengthy and time-consuming process.

What can Hyperconvergence offer your company in place of Traditional IT Infrastructure? If the worst comes to the worst and the unexpected failure occurs within your Infrastructure your first port of call is your suppliers, and here lies the hard part, with Traditional Infrastructure, supplier is usually in its plural form and multiple suppliers only means one thing. The finger pointing starts and while you rifle amongst numerous phone calls and emails, Hyperconvergence appears with one singular supplier as your hero in shining armour.

There are many advantages to Hyperconvergence over Traditional IT Infrastructure: Traditional IT Infrastructure still has something going for it though. It still stands as one of the most secure data housing solutions whilst also allowing you to remain in control of your company’s applications and data on your local in-house server.

Get in contact with Symitry Ltd today to discuss your current IT Infrastructure and what Symitry Ltd can do for you regarding upgrading your IT Infrastructure or si

mply increasing its efficiency.

We’ll find the best fit for you whether that is continuing with your current Infrastructure with little adjustments or completely overhauling and upgrading to Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

As Hyperconvergence grows in the IT Infrastructure industry, find out personally what Hyperconvergence can do for you and your organisation.

Traditional Infrastructure


High Maintenance

Low Maintenance


Decreases need for time management from infrastructure administrators.

Installation time: Hours/Days

Installation time: Minutes

Prolonged acquisition and installation

Instantaneous installation

Repetitive tasks

No repetitive tasks for storage admins. Alongside less Zoning, LUNs, Fabric and SAN administrators.


Data protection and disaster recovery built in

Buy in Bulk: with the consequence of under or over buying

Pay as you go/Pay what you use

Separate machines: CPU/Storage/Management/Server

Collapses CPU/Storage/Management/Server

Requires SILOS

No SILOS necessary

Leaves Administrators barely keeping the lights on.

Allows Infrastructure Administrators time to "do more with less"

Multiple Suppliers: If something goes wrong the fingers start pointing at everyone else.

One throat to choke.



Managed in House.

VS are all managed from a single centralised interface

More Servers: More Maintenance

Fewer Servers: Less Maintenance

If the server goes down. The whole of your infrastructure goes down.

In the situation of a server failing, the Virtual Machines can be moved to another server and are still operational.

One of the most secure data housing solutions.

Reliant on their computer's security experts.

You maintain full control of your company's applications and data on the local server.


In house administration.

Managed by storage provider.

Fixed Cost

Variable Cost

Separately sold items; bought and installed separately. Complicating both installation process and the management of the IT environment.

Everything comes from the same supplier.


Consolidated resources.


Storage capacity without investing in compute to which you may not need.


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