The time for a trusted and true technology is here to stay and continue to ride the technology wave. Hyperconverged systems allow the integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset. Hyper-converged systems can be expanded through the addition of Nodes to the base unit. Common use cases include virtualized workloads. Hyperconvergence grew out of the concept of Converged Infrastructure. Under the converged infrastructure approach, a vendor provides a pre-configured bundle of hardware and software in a single chassis with the goal of minimizing compatibility issues and simplifying management. If required, however, the technologies in a converged infrastructure can be separated and used independently. The technologies in a hyper-converged infrastructure, however, are so integrated that they cannot be broken down into separate components.
So, to recap, Hyperconvergence is a computing infrastructure for virtual workloads. Specifically, it’s one that seamlessly combines all of the IT components and services below the hypervisor into an x86 building block. Hyperconvergence means there are no silos of independent IT components. And, there’s no need to manage discrete devices or have specialized training in component-level technology, such as storage area networks (SANs). Hyperconvergence greatly simplifies IT infrastructure, which makes operations more efficient. It improves the speed and agility of deploying resources for virtual workloads. And, importantly, hyperconvergence significantly reduces costs.
Single Shared Pool
Combining all IT infrastructure and services below the hypervisor into a single shared pool of x86 resources eliminates the need for discrete IT components. It creates an environment that’s optimized for virtualized applications. And, it creates an environment that reduces costs to enable cloud-level economics. There’s no need to manage multiple policy engines through multiple component interfaces. Most Hyperconverged solutions assimilates eight to 12 data center components in an x86 building block. Deploying a network of two or more Hyperconverged building blocks creates a global federation that facilitates efficient data movement, resource sharing and scalability.
Ease of Scale
True hyperconvergence solutions easily scale to meet changing business demands by adding x86 building blocks. Augmenting Hyperconverged infrastructures with additional nodes, as needed, enables on-demand expansion of resources.
Efficiency extends to management. The ability to centrally manage virtual environments globally through a single interface is key to improving operational efficiency and reducing operational expenses. Hyperconverged solutions takes advantage of the virtualization framework (vCenter) for single and multi-site management, which minimizes training and creates operational savings.
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