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 hyperconverged infrastructure?
Hyperconverged infrastructure 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:
- Edge computing
- Remote and branch office (ROBO)
- Virtual server environments
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI)
- Disaster recovery/business continuity
- Private cloud infrastructures
- Video surveillance
This white paper details which hyperconverged infrastructure is best suited for distributed IT environments.
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