Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies - SimpliVity Edition

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Provided by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Topic: Tech & Work
Format: PDF
Over the past few years, a lot has happened to IT and to the technology industry. First and foremost, business leaders continue to demand more from their IT functions, including better and faster service, with seemingly endless expectations for increased efficiency.

In addition, several industry trends have had significant effects on enterprise IT:
  • The proliferation of purpose-built devices
  • The rise of the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • The emergence of cloud computing — or at least cloud principles and economics — as a key driver of enterprise IT
  • The emergence of converged infrastructure
  • The use of flash storage in certain enterprise applications

  • At the center of all these trends lies hyperconvergence, which is the third generation of a series of converged opportunities that have hit the market. Hyperconverged infrastructure (also known as hyperconvergence) is a data center architecture that embraces cloud principles and economics. Based on software, hyperconverged infrastructure consolidates server compute, storage, network switch, hypervisor, data protection, data efficiency, global management, and other enterprise functionality on commodity x86 building blocks to simplify IT, increase efficiency, enable seamless scalability, improve agility, and reduce costs.

    The hyperconvergence story has many chapters. In this small book, it discusses the trends that are leading modern IT to hyperconverged infrastructure. It also discusses both the technical and business benefits that come from implementing a data center based on hyperconverged infrastructure.
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