There are many benefits of installing a SDDC based system in your business. However, many experts also are of the opinion that there are disadvantages to the process that one should carefully consider before making the choice to move to and use SDDC. Knowing these pitfalls can help you work around them and enjoy better output levels without the hassle. Here are some of the main disadvantages that you need to watch out for.
The level of performance
In the case of many of the HPE distributors in Hong Kong, they may not have almost all of the timeliest components which means that the performance level that they give out would be possibly lower than those given by the conventional servers. The reason for this could be that the testing itself will take a few months to be completed once a new processor is rolled out. If you consider trading off it is highly likely that you will get a much slower system that will not fit in ideally with the needs of your business.
There can be a high cost involved at times
Even though there are ample examples to indicate that the use of hyper converged infrastructure can significantly lower costs, the opposite is also very true. The fact is that many of the vendors today will charge you a certain price to support the system even though they actually utilize commodity hardware. This cost is however justifiable because in these systems it could get a bit tricky to troubleshoot and figure out what could be causing a problem if one does arise. Therefore, one way that you can avoid this issue is to check and research well and to speak with other users before you can settle with a vendor on the cost.
There can be a vendor ‘lock-in’
Ideally the SDDC systems should not have this lock-in problem because they are always dependent on the commodity hardware that is in use. However, the truth is that once you have started working with one vendor and all the machines have been installed, it can get really tough to move to another vendor without having to replace all of the current hardware that you have. This is mainly because the software and the hardware components are bound together very tightly which makes it a bleak opportunity for mixing up the two components. This could increase your cost and stress too. A good way to tackle this would be to make completely sure that a particular vendor is capable of handling all of your requirements so that you will not have the need to rethink this through.