Hyper-convergence IT framework combines compute, storage and network in a software-driven appliance thus reducing datacenter complexity and also provides increased scalability.
The hyper-converged platform basically includes below components :
- Software-defined storage
- Virtual network
This framework also supports clustered setup to create shared pools of resources for efficient utilization.
The bundled structure of hyperconverged IT has many benefits in terms of cost and operation management. We will discuss some of the key advantages of this framework in this article.
In comparison to legacy products, hyperconverged infrastructure gives you a more simplified and flexible deployment and management of IT.
2. Integrated Systems:
Storage, servers and network devices need to be managed as a single entity in this framework.
3. Efficient for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
The hyper-converged setup is mainly focused on supporting general IT workloads along with scalability options for future requirements. Thus, they have proved to be efficient for Enterprise environments including the databases, private cloud and applications.
4. Availability as an appliance:
Many OEMs like Dell, HPE and Cisco provide hyperconverged IT services with their appliances as a bundled package with all required features like data deduplication, compression and other enterprise level software features and support.
5. Deployment options:
HCI gives you a wide range of available products, appliances and service providers selling these both as hardware appliances and software packages.
6. Run as Virtual Machines:
As hyper-converged infrastructure comes with a hypervisor designed specifically for the product, it has more flexibility in comparison to non-HCI deployments.
The hyper-converged infrastructure framework has the potential to replace the present compute and storage systems, apart from the storage arrays, HCI products are to be widely adopted for storage infrastructures.
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