Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconvergence, also known as hyperconverged infrastructure,  represents the logical next step in the evolution of infrastructure convergence. Hyperconvergence delivers simplification and savings by consolidating all required functionality into a single infrastructure stack running on an efficient, elastic pool of x86 resources. The underlying data architecture has been completely reinvented, allowing data management to be radically simplified. As a result, hyperconverged infrastructure delivers on the promise of the SDDC at the technological level. It also carries forward the benefits of convergence, including a single shared resource pool. Hyperconvergence goes far beyond servers and storage, bringing into the convergence fold many services that make some legacy services obsolete, including the following:

 

·         Data protection products (backup, replication)

·         Deduplication appliances

·         Wide-area network (WAN) optimization appliances

·         Solid-state drive (SSD) arrays

·         SSD cache arrays

·         Public cloud gateways

·         Replication appliances or software