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Data Center Consolidation Using Hyperconverged Technology

What Is Hyperconvergence?

Webopedia defines hyperconvergence as follows: “Hyper-convergence (or hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system that is largely software-defined with tightly-integrated compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources. This stands in contrast to a traditional converged infrastructure, where each of these resources is typically handled by a discrete component that serves a singular purpose. Hyper-convergence is also called hyper-converged infrastructure.


IDC Analyst Definition of Hyperconverged Infrastructure:  A solution that natively collapse core storage, compute, and storage networking functions into a single software solution or appliance. In addition all hyperconverged systems employ:

  1. A distributed file system or an object store that serves as the data organization, management, and access.
  2. A hypervisor that provides workload adjacency, management, and containerization in addition to providing the hardware abstraction layer.
  3. An (optional) Ethernet switch to provide scale-out and/or high-availability capabilities.


Why Do Data Center Consolidation?

  • Insufficient storage capacity.
  • Inadequate storage performance; a 3 – 5 year old SAN will probably be a performance bottleneck.
  • Insufficient compute resources.
  • Support renewal / end of warrantee period; extensions of support contracts will come with significant price increases.
  • Renewal of outdated storage as storage cycles are typically 4 – 5 years.
  • Improve backup and disaster recovery while refreshing data center environment


How Does Hyperconverged Infrastructure Impact the Data Center?

  • Reduces the number of devices in a single data center.
  • Reduces global footprint with fewer data centers and locations to manage.
  • Reduces capital equipment costs by consolidating multiple functions into fewer devices.
  • Reduces power and cooling requirements by limiting the number of devices in the data center.
  • Reduces floor space by consolidation within a data center.
  • Simplifies management and operations of the data center.


The Evolution of Hyperconverged Systems

Evolution of Hyperconverged Systems

Why Adopt a Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Source:  2016 State of Hyperconverged Infrastructure Market; ActualTech Media.

Hyperconvergence Primar Drivers

What to Look for In a Hyperconverged System.

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings compared to traditional IT infrastructure (up to 75%).
  • Device reductions up to a factor of 10 to 1.
  • Rapid scaling with peak and predictable performance.
  • Rapid provisioning time.
  • Significant improvement in backup and recovery (up to 70%).
  • Elimination or reduction of third-party backup and replication solutions.
  • Significant reduction in Return to Operation (RTO) time when performing a recovery operation.
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