Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies – SimpliVity Edition

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.

    Resource Details

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise logo
    Provided by:
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Tech & Work