What is Hyperconverged Infrastructure?
Combine storage, compute, and networking into a single system with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). This simplified solution uses software and x86 servers to replace expensive, purpose-built hardware. With hyperconverged infrastructure, you’ll decrease data center complexity and increase scalability. Traditional three-tier architecture is expensive to build, complex to operate, and difficult to scale. Don't wait for IT infrastructure to support your application demands. Adopt HCI without losing control, increasing costs, or compromising security.
How Does Hyperconverged Infrastructure Work?
• All critical data center functions run on a tightly integrated software layer, as opposed to purpose-built hardware.
• Three software components make up a hyperconverged platform: storage virtualization, compute virtualization, and management.
• The virtualization software abstracts and pools the underlying resources, then dynamically allocates them to applications running in VMs or containers.
• Configuration is based on policies aligned with the applications, eliminating the need for complicated constructs like LUNs and volumes.
• Advanced management features further reduce manual tasks and help automate entire operations.
What is the Difference Between Hyperconverged and Converged?
Hyperconverged and converged IT infrastructures both integrate the four components of a data center. While hyperconverged systems accomplish this through software, making it hardware-agnostic, converged solutions rely on hardware. A converged infrastructure data center uses many of the same products as traditional IT, just with a simplified architecture a nd easier management.