Hyper converge infrastructure reduces your data center's footprint by reducing infrastructure stacks down to scalable building blocks with storage, compute, and networking. This structure enables companies to run the same infrastructure at the edge instead of the data center, resulting in even more efficient while improving performance and data resiliency.
Servers, networks, and storage can be replaced with a single HCI solution to create an agile data center that quickly scales with your needs. Hyperconvergence makes administration extremely easy, enabling easy management of your infrastructure while reducing complexity by removing the problems of using multiple vendors. If infrastructure resources become scarce, you request more server and software licenses from your vendor and deploy with a few clicks.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) completely changes how infrastructure is designed, purchased, deployed, managed, and scaled. HCI is installed on commodity hardware with all of the intelligence in software, bringing an end to IT silos reducing complexity in data centers of all sizes.
Converged infrastructure (CI) is another way of procuring traditional infrastructure and is typically pre-integrated by a vendor. Despite pre-integration, converged infrastructure is built on the same hardware components, and it doesn’t remove team silos or solve the problems that come with a traditional infrastructure.
Like public cloud services, HCI solutions enable IT teams to start with what they need today and scale incrementally to meet application demands precisely. With Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, you can scale out your environment incrementally with modular building blocks as your needs grow.
In the beginning, HCI was used for cases like Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and remote offices (ROBO). Fast forward to today, HCI use cases have rapidly increased as more and more users have made their systems and processes available to HCI.
Use cases of what applications are on HCI include: