Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) integrates compute virtualization, storage, and networking to provide a cost-efficient deployment platform with a reduced footprint. HCI is increasingly popular in industries like energy, banking, telecommunications, and the public sector, for a variety of use cases including departmental and lines of business teams, remote sites, DevTest, field operations and edge computing operations. HCI is serving many customers as a fully-functional infrastructure platform that can readily be deployed and easily managed by IT generalists while also starting to gain a foothold within primary data centers.
While HCI offers simplicity it sometimes does so at the expense of flexibility. In this ChalkTalk Video, Storage Switzerland and Red Hat explain how a portfolio approach to HCI based on enterprise class open source technology can enable IT to use HCI without giving up flexibility.
Some vendors, eager to jump on the hyperconverged bandwagon, deliver a product based on their storage product with a virtualization hypervisor. Often these solutions are niche plays that restrict flexibility and lock customers into that particular vendor.
In contrast, Red Hat builds its Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure (RHHI) solution upon the strength of its portfolio. From the continued success and innovation in products such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), RHHI integrates Red Hat software-defined storage, automation and disaster recovery with Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat CloudForms management, and the embedded Red Hat Virtual Data Optimization (VDO) for data compression and deduplication. Most importantly, Red Hat integrates these technologies in a way that provides more value to customers than simply merging the components together. Finally, with delivery on the customer’s platform of choice, vendor lock-in is a thing of the past.
Watch this video to learn how HCI can deliver simplicity without compromising flexibility. For additional information about Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, please visit: http://red.ht/HCI and discover how others are modernizing their virtualized infrastructure at http://red.ht/possibilities
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