Hyperconvergence Defined

June 17, 2016 | Posted in:

Data Management, Managed IT, Network Design & Implementation, Technology Trends

The world of hyperconvergence is relatively new, bringing forth a new approach to technology that should not be ignored. As Information Technology (IT) is ever-changing and continuously becoming more streamlined and sophisticated, it's important for businesses to stay "in the know" on the latest and greatest and to understand if it's the right 'next step' to take. To fully meet the needs of the ever-evolving and more tech-savvy clients businesses serve, it's a 'must' to have what IT takes to keep them satisfied. So, what is hyperconvergence and what does IT do?

Hyperconvergence is defined  as a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that integrates compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources and technologies in a commodity hardware box that is supplied by a single vendor. Easy to understand? Maybe not.

Here's another explanation: hyperconvergence came from the concept of converged infrastructure which is the placement of core IT products (servers, virtualization, and storage) in a single rack with common management. While converged infrastructure offers enhanced functionality, it does not resolve the issue of data growth thereby not providing data efficiency to the end user. This can be expensive as well as inefficient. 

So, back to hyperconvergence. By taking the compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources and technologies, and placing them within one compact, hardware box, you end up with a product that takes up very little space and provides a streamlined approach to IT infrastructure. In addition, you are provided with these benefits:

  • Improved performance 
  • Reduced latency
  • Efficient data  mobility and compilation (regularly deduped and compressed)
  • Reduced storage capacity and data center space
  • Management of all virtual machines across various locations

With all of the above being described, doesn't it seem like a no-brainer to want to learn more and to understand whether it's something your business can benefit from? If the answer is 'yes,' here's how to learn more.

Systems Engineering recently hosted a webinar titled Streamlining Your Business With Hyperconverged Infrastructurepresented by David Rizzo of Systems Engineering and Tom Ohlson of SimpliVity, a leading hyperconverged infrastructure model. To watch the recording of the webinar, click on the button below.