Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.

What is Hyperconvergence?

A hyper-converged system allows the integrated technologies to be managed as a single system through a common toolset. Hyper-converged systems can be expanded through the addition of nodes to the base unit. Common use cases include virtualized workloads.

Why should I consider a Hyperconverged infrastructure?

Under the converged infrastructure approach, a vendor provides a pre-configured bundle of hardware and software in a single chassis with the goal of minimizing compatibility issues and simplifying management. If required, however, the technologies in a converged infrastructure can be separated and used independently. The technologies in a hyper-converged infrastructure, however, are so integrated that they cannot be broken down into separate components.

Hyperconvergence is good for organizations that have heavily invested in virtualization technologies but are still having difficulty with the complexity and cost of data protection and storage. It is also a highly attractive technology for enterprises that would prefer to focus their time, money and employee resources more on the operational aspects of their business and less on maintaining infrastructure.

Benefits of Hyperconvergence

  • Software-defined storage

    Storage in a hyperconverged infrastructure is software-defined. The storage nodes act as one highly-reliable and redundant pool of storage. Even if one node goes down, the others remain unaffected.

  • Agility

    IT departments can migrate workloads a lot faster than in legacy systems as software-defined datacentres place all physical resources under a unified administrative umbrella. This means they can also focus more on scripting and activity scheduling, without worrying about compatibility with vendor-specific hardware and products.

  • Scalability:

    Because of the node-based architecture, it is very easy to scale up your hyperconverged data Center. Simply add or subtract nodes to match your resource demand.

  • Data protection

    Hyperconvergence enables organisations to protect and restore the data with ease.

  • Cost efficiency:

    With less equipment to purchase, maintain, and support, the recurring costs of supporting a hyperconverged data Center are lower, it enables for an economic model for any IT department. Reduce costs with our hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.

Vendors of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Systems

  • HPE