Which Type of Hyperconverged System is Right For Your Data Center?

Hyperconverged solutions come in two forms. The first is a hardware defined model where the hyperconverged software and server hardware are bundled together and sold as a turnkey system. The second is a software only system, where IT uses the server hardware of its choice. As server vendors have gobbled up hyperconverged software vendors it is easy to think that the hardware focused solution is the only way to go. But the software approach still has a lot going for it and may be the better long term strategy for most organizations.

Hyperconverged has it roots in converged infrastructures where a server vendor, network vendor and storage vendor partnered together to deliver a more turnkey experience to its customers. But these solutions were really just a bundling opportunity that made initial implementation easier. Hyperconvergence took the storage software and integrated it into the compute layer. The storage software leveraged storage internal to those servers often aggregating drives from each server in the cluster into a virtual pool.

In our white paper, “Is A Hardware Approach Breaking Hyperconverged Architectures?” we examine both approaches to help IT professionals determine which approach is best for their organizations. The paper is available to anyone that registers for our on demand webinar “Showdown: Hardware-Based Hyperconvergence vs. Hyperconvergence Software

Register for the On Demand Webinar – Showdown: Hardware-Based Hyperconvergence vs. Hyperconvergence Software

George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, the leader in Ultraconverged Infrastructure. Prior to VergeIO he was Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Before assuming roles with innovative technology vendors, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Before founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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