Hyperconverged Infrastructure converges compute, storage, and management resources to a single industry‐standard x86 server, forming a seamless, software‐defined environment well suited to today’s IT challenges. It’s simple to use and manage, does not require specialists, and is far more cost-effective than most traditional solutions. The benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure versus traditional three-tier infrastructure include:
- Operational Simplicity: Hyperconverged infrastructure reduces operational costs with a tightly-integrated hardware and software solution that eliminates the complexities associated with fiber channel networks, purpose-built storage, and complex LUN planning. A single, converged IT team can now monitor and manage the compute and storage resources in less time, freeing personnel to focus on other strategic priorities.
- Lower TCO: Hyperconverged infrastructure lowers CAPEX by using a scale-up/scale-out architecture with industry-standard x86 servers. IT can buy the compute and storage they need for a short period of time and add capacity as needed, either by adding storage drives to existing nodes (scale-up) or nodes to a cluster (scale-out).
- Greater Agility: Hyperconverged infrastructure delivers day 0 support for the latest technologies, providing the agility to increase application performance, from business-critical applications to VDI, without a major infrastructure change.
Why Move to Hyperconverged Infrastructure?
As a building block to the VMware Digital Foundation, VMware vSAN is the only vSphere-native software for hyperconverged infrastructure. vSAN helps customers seamlessly evolve to a modern data center with a consistent operating experience and all-flash performance—capabilities that have made it the #1 HCI software choice for both on-premises deployments and public cloud providers.
According to 451 Research, almost two-thirds of organizations that adopted hyperconverged infrastructure have adopted VMware vSAN. VMware sees this as a validation of our vision and rapid execution to delivering industry-leading innovations to customers. Additionally, VMware was once again named a Leader in the 2018 revision of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), improving on both the Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute axes.
Learn more about why organizations are moving from traditional architecture to Hyperconverged Infrastructure in this infographic: