Hyperconverged Systems and Hyperconverged Infrastructure are types of infrastructure systems with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.
What is it?
HyperConverged infrastructure redefines the Storage infrastructure. No longer is the complexity of SAN storage a management challenge. The costly SAN storage is not a component of HyperConverged Infrastructure HCI. The top three HCI vendors are vSAN, Nutanix and Simplivity. Each have their own approach to Software defined Storage, however the commonality is the lack of a SAN and with that the elimination of complex management challenges of a SAN. The costly storage specialist skills are no longer a pre-requisite to deploying or maintaining datacenter infrastructure. Fabric zoning, LUN management, RAID design, forklift upgrades of storage those complexities are addressed with the advent of mature HCI solutions.
FLEXIBILITY IN YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE
Maximize Your Storage
Software Defined Storage is at the heart of HCI. This enables flexibility in how your infrastructure and applications are able to consume storage to meet their requirements. What once was hard coded to specific vendor technologies can now be shifted and consumed independently of hardware vendors. You can now maximize new storage technologies at a faster rate to keep up with your business. The shift to a software defined storage model enables your organization to maximize hardware in the datacenter.
BENEFITS OF HYPERCONVERGED
Much quicker to deploy infrastructure, only a few ours and its ready to run workloads.
Single Pane of Glass Management.
Quicker to market.
Competitive due to speed of performance and operational efficiencies.