Hyper Converged Infrastructure
A hyper converged infrastructure is an infrastructure model that utilizes a software-centric architecture and has a tight integration with the storage, networking, computing and virtualization software and hardware resources. A hyper-converged infrastructure enables the management of all the integrated resources from a single common toolset.
Some of the benefits of using a hyper-converged infrastructure are:
- Elasticity – It provides better scalability.
- VM-centricity – A virtual-machine-focused development or workload is given more importance.
- Data protection – Data loss is reduced and data recovery is made easier.
- VM Mobility – Application and workload mobility is made easier.
- High availability
- Data efficiency – It reduces storage, bandwidth and IOPS requirements.
- Cost efficiency – It reduces wastage of resources and increases cost effectiveness.
A hyper converged infrastructure aims to eliminate organizational silos and better manage virtual workloads.