These days, it is not unusual for a physical server to have an operational lifespan of a decade or more. So, when it comes to configuring servers, the present and the future must be kept in mind.

This is especially true when it comes to the deployment of converged architecture. Whenever you make a significant capital investment in IT infrastructure, you should spend a proportionate amount of time making sure that the infrastructure is configured in a way that meets your needs. Converged architecture systems—which are designed to host substantial workloads—represent just such a significant capital investment.

One of the keys to ensuring that any server remains useful over time is to “over-spec” the system for its initial projected workload. This gives organizations flexibility to expand as the workload evolves.

In the planning phase, the trick is to provide more capacity than you need, but not so much capacity that you’re spending on computing resources you don’t really need.

This is where the expandability of converged architecture is advantageous. You can over-spec a bit with the knowledge that you can seamlessly expand as necessary should you run up against hardware constraints in future.

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