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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 2 – Storage Software

In the last blog Storage Switzerland discussed the heart and soul of a Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), the hypervisor. But a group of servers clustered via a hypervisor is not HCI, it is merely virtualization. For any virtualized environment to deliver

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 1 Hypervisors

It is tempting for IT professionals to take a macro-view of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and let the vendor take care of all the details. The problem is the details matter, especially in HCI. The key HCI components for IT to

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 for the Hybrid Cloud?

Most enterprises have experienced early value and success with deploying hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for virtualized workloads. In fact, it is the ability to streamline the path to the on-premises private cloud through abstracting the storage controller into the hypervisor and

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The TCO of Premium Node Hardware for HCI

While the per node cost of using premium hardware in Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 (HCI) is higher than the per node cost of using commodity hardware common to HCI 1.0, the total cost of ownership is significantly lower. The primary reason

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 for Storage-Intensive Workloads?

The volume and business significance of storage-intensive workloads (e.g. high-volume analytics) is rapidly growing. As a result, cumbersome and expensive legacy storage infrastructures are weighing heavily not only on business’ bottom lines, but also on their ability to compete effectively.

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SlideShare: How Hyper-Converged 2.0 Can Bring Tier 1 Applications into Your HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructure is supposed to simplify the data center by creating an environment that automatically scales as new applications and workloads are added to it. The problem is that the current generation of HCI solutions can only address specific use

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In Hyperconverged Infrastructure – The Hardware Matters

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendors often talk about their software; in fact, an increasing number of them are claiming to be software vendors more so than hardware vendors. The HCI software stack is primarily made up of two components; a hypervisor

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Edge Environments?

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) continues to quickly gain market traction, primarily on the promise of simplifying management and cutting infrastructure costs. With maturity come greater demands, in the HCI case most notably around performance and capacity. IT organizations have begun looking

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HCI 2 Stays Simple

One of the promised benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is simplicity coming from the convergence of computing, networking, and storage into a single tier and from the ease of scale by “just adding a node.” Half of the promise is

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HCI 2.0 Delivers Enterprise Class Performance

One of the initial appeals of hyper-converged infrastructure is its use of commodity hardware which in theory lowers costs. The reality is that most commodity hardware isn’t able to fully utilize high-performance CPUs, internal connectivity and high-performance NVMe media, which

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