IT infrastructure is evolving; the days of having server and storage silos with dedicated specialized teams are over. This is mainly due to server virtualization and the move to “software-defined” for all infrastructure components.
Administrators of the virtual infrastructures need to control all aspects of the environment to ensure server availability and performance. This has spawned a “new” type of infrastructure solution known as “Hyperconverged”.
What is a hyperconverged infrastructure?
A hyperconverged infrastructure is one that combines compute, storage, networking and a hypervisor into a single entity. Adding more nodes to the infrastructure increases compute and/or storage capacity.
These infrastructures have been specifically positioned for the following use cases:
- Virtual server environments
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI)
- DR/Business Continuity
- Private cloud infrastructures
- Video surveillance
- Enterprise Edge/ROBO
Read this white paper to learn which hyperconverged infrastructure is best suited for distributed IT environments.