Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI)
Hyperconverged infrastructure is a software-defined, unified system that combines all the elements of a traditional data center from storage, compute, networking, and management. HCI is an integrated solution that uses software and servers such as x86 to replace expensive, purpose-built hardware. With HCI, businesses can decrease data center complexity and improve scalability. While traditional three-tier architectures are costly to build, complex to operate, and difficult to scale, Pappaya’s HCI unifies our compute, storage, and networking components in a single system to effectively integrate and utilize multiple hardware layers. Hyper-converged systems leverage the combination of virtualization using hypervisors.
How does hyper-convergence differ from converged infrastructure?
Hyperconvergence adds more profound levels of abstraction and improved levels of automation. At the same time, converged infrastructure includes a preconfigured package of software and hardware in a single system for simplified management. The components can’t be separated while the software-defined elements are implemented virtually, with seamless integration into the hypervisor environment. This allows organizations to expand their capacity by deploying additional modules efficiently.
Uses of HCI
How can businesses benefit from hyper-converged infrastructure?
IT is continually tasked to do more with fewer resources. Besides taking care of existing IT infrastructure, it must drive new initiatives such as AI, machine learning (ML), and big data. For large and small organizations, HCI’s centralized management, scalable architecture, and cloud-like simplicity offer different benefits such as.
Hyperconvergence vs. traditional 3-tier architecture
HCI offers deeper abstraction and better automation and scalability than traditional converged infrastructure by simplifying administration through a single point of management. HCI can fully integrate with the entire data center, thus eliminating the need for separate servers and network storage to deliver on-demand infrastructure for data-centric workloads.HCI transforms the traditional IT operating model with simple, unified management of resources.